Sunday, February 7, 2010

Painful Words

My friend's child is seriously ill. But I was shocked by my other friend who reacted when she told her that her toddler had cancer. She said, "Aren't yo terrified?" My friend (the mother of the child) replies, "No, I don't have time to be terrified. And even if I was, I wouldn't want my kids to know."

Realizing my friend's reply ("Aren't you terrified?") is inappropriate. I understand that my friend (the mother of the child) is in medical crisis. My friend should not suppose to react that way.

Sometimes, people eager to say something - anything - that they blurt out things they later wish they hadn't. Other times, they think they're saying something helpful, only to find out that they made the situation worse. Or they don't say anything at all.

I totally understand what my friend (the mother of the child) is going through now. That is why, I help her offering her the best I can do. She needs emotional support, so I told her to contact me whenever she needs someone to talk to.

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