I'm reading a book called, "Blindsided", "Lifting a life above illness", A reluctant Memoir, By: Richard M. Cohen. Mr. Cohen was diagnosis with MS at 25 years old and colon cancer, with a reoccurance later in his 50's. He is the husband of TV personality, Meredith Viera, and father to three children. One quote from his book that really spoke into my life was this:
"A child's laughter goes a long way toward maintaining perspective about the future and identifying what is important in the life of a family. Kids define a family's culture, steering the coping process without true knowledge of the journey being undertaken. Their influence is almost mystical.This is truth about any family on this earth, thouhg of course,I see mine as special."