The paradox of parenting

As your tiny body weighs against mine, your breathing fast and uneven, muscles tense and the heat of your fever quickly permeating through to my skin, my heart sinks.

As a parent I think it hurts you more when your children are ill than it does them. I’d do anything within my power to take the pain for you, but all I can do is comfort, love and dose you up with appropriate medicine.

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