1. the action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.

is it possible to accept that your child has a potentially life threatening tumour in their brain?

Is it possible to accept that due to the location of this tumour their eyesight has been reduced to almost nothing?

It is a really hard question to answer. On my many positive ‘good days’ I would say that yes, I have accepted it. These are the days when I feel most confident about what the future holds for Eleanor, the days when I can push past the possibility that the minuscule amount of sight she does have could be taken away if her tumour decides that it wants to grow.

I think that is the reason why young children fighting terrible illnesses do so with such tenacity, they do just simply accept it. They don’t think ‘why me’, they don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future, they live in the moment. If something uncomfortable or upsetting happens it’s all forgotten the second someone passes them a sweet or a sticker.

We could all learn something from children, they have the beautiful ability to find joy all around them. Every day is new, move on, be brave, be courageous and laugh every day.