I have been in the general ED business for 24 years now. As my kids have grown I have many times watched them take risks and fall. It is part of life to fall and to fail and to learn from that. Every parent bird that lets its young leave the nest knows what might occur, but still lets them leave the nest.
Maybe I am a bad parent, but we spent part of our time this afternoon free climbing crumbling shale rock walls in the Rhine River valley. Tomorrow we start hiking and free climbing near the Jungfrau in Switzerland. I haven’t lost a kid yet, but we have a lot of deep scratches and a few broken bones. I try to teach them to anticipate trouble and then I teach them to repair the injuries when errors happen.
Some days when I come home from work I just grab my kids and hug them for a long time. They know that means something bad happened at work and I am just enjoying being in their presence and thanking God for still having them. I know life is precious and easily lost, but that each minute is worth enjoying and basking in.
not up to grandkids yet
> On Aug 21, 2015, at 6:03 PM, Eugene Izsak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm watching my 4yo grandson at the park/playground with his friends. They are climbing all over the equipment and all I can see are potential injuries, buckle fractures, MTBI, etc.
> Has this job changed me?
> Anyone else think this way?
> Would love to hear back from some of my older colleagues.
> Eugene Izsak
> 31 years in the PEDs ED, and counting.
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