I was told that one of my nephews was hospitalised yesterday, so i paid a visit to see him in the hospital today, what i saw in the hospital was not i expected to see from this boy..........my heart really sank, he was alone.
What i expected to see was that, the boy must be surrounded by at least the father, the mother, the brother and the sister but it was not the case for him,(he is only 12), he was there alone for a few hours since the mother left in the morning and since the father had to work as he had taken care of him the whole night. ( my respect here for my ex brother in law)
My nephew's parents got divorced a year or so ago and since the divorce was not the friendly one, it has always been kind of a limbo in the young ones' lives, i guess they have no choice and the lack of communication between the ex husband and the ex wife has in my opinion resulted the malaise in the children.
I was there in the hospital joking with him, talking to him and hugging him, and as i was doing this, i was telling myself, this boy really deserved more than this, but then again what choice does he have?
I wish i could stay a little longer with him in the hospital but i had to pick my own son up from school because i promised my eldest son that i would do lunch with him today no matter what
I gave my nephew a big hug before i left and as i was sauntering out of the hospital, i wept. I wept because he told me he had to stay in the hospital for another 9 days . I wept because i was thinking how many hours a day in those 9 days, he has to brace himself to be alone in that hospital.
P/S : Dont let the wrongs of the parents becoming the thorns in the children