Friday, January 23, 2009

The Infirmary


“Children are meant to understand compassion and comfort because they have received compassion and comfort - and this should be in the family setting. A family should be a place where comfort is experienced and understood, so that the people are prepared to give comfort to others.” - Edith Schaefer

I have been reminded these past few night while caring for the children of Schaefer's book, "What is a Family". She devotes a chapter to caring for our families during sickness and how this in not time wasted, but rather a time for blessing. I think I'll reread that chapter when the epidemic passes.

7 comments:

Tisha said...

Oh Monica... I am sorry. Sick kiddos is never ever a fun experience! I hope everyone gets well soon!!

Heather L. said...

I'm so sorry. That does not look like any fun for any of them. I sure hope they mend fast. We'll be thinking of you.

shay said...

oh no. bless you guys. there's nothing worse than sick kidlets!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh girl. We have had tons of virus's come through our house too. It is so hard having sick sick kids. What a beautiful quote a great perspective to hand on to. I will have to check out that author one day.

Heal quickly!

Monica said...

You are an encouragement Monica and such a good mother!
That scene looks familiar;=)

Amy K said...

Missed you on Sunday! Sorry to hear about all the sickness. :-/

jennie said...

This chapter in your book also helped me during our last round of flu. It is amazing how a different perspective can change our attitudes. I did much better this time thank to you sharing this section.