In battle against cancer, Sonali Bendre's son gives her strength
Taking to Instagram, actress Sonali Bendre recently shared a picture with her son Ranveer and wrote he was her source of strength during these hard times. A few weeks ago, Bendre revealed her cancer had metastised and in this battle against the disease, she was fighting one day at a time. In her latest post, she also gave a lesson on parenting.
Giving an insight about the relationship she shares with her son, Bendre wrote Ranveer took 'ownership' of her heart the moment he was born, almost 13 years ago. Just like all parents, Ranveer's well being was of utmost importance for Bendre and her husband Goldie Behl. So when she was diagnosed with the disease, their biggest dilemma was to tell Ranveer about it.
Giving parenting lessons, she wrote it was important to tell children about this because they are more resilient than we think. "He took the news so maturely... and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me," she wrote. She added sometimes Ranveer acted like a parent and reminded her of things she needed to do.
"It's important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the sidelines. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite," wrote Sonali Bendre.
From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him. As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do! I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime
As heartbreaking and shocking the news was, she looks determined to fight cancer and emerge a winner. Not long ago, she posted a video of her hair-cut and said she tried to stay positive in the journey. Of course, Sonali Bendre has the wishes of her fans, colleagues from Bollywood, all of whom wish her speedy recovery.