They are interdependent, and if you support one, you are healing the other. If you neglect one, you are jeopardizing the other.
In Western culture, we tend to neglect both……
When there is much regret about your relationship with a parent, the end of life is an even more important time. No matter how many times we feel defeated or rejected by a parent, people usually continue to hope that something will enable healing or change. If so, you are very aware that this may be the last chance to ‘make something right’…
I recently returned from a trip to southern Africa. The trip included visiting five countries and, of course, resulted in seeing wondrous things including the people, places and the animals. The place is so soul-touching it’s a wonder that I even returned home!
Hmm…there’s that familiar phrase…it’s a wonder…