It’s not cancer, it’s curable, it will be over within four months.
This is my daily mantra.
These words help me pick up BB when she falls again as her hip dislodges, these words let me see the light at the end of the tunnel.
If you asked me how much I love my children I don’t even have to use words for you to see the answer, if you asked me what they mean to me the answer is simply, everything.
To see one of them sad, poorly, or hurting stings at my soul, and makes me want to wrap them tightly in blankets and hide them away from it all, keeping them safe away from what often is a harsh unforgiving, world.
My children are the reason I try to learn to bake, so just once they will stand at a school fete and not have to pretend we made the shop bought ones we handed in earlier. They are the reason I am trying to learn to sew so I don’t shame them again as their hems drop down at lunchtime break because mummy’s bondaweb simply doesn’t make the grade. They are the reason I know all the characters in Scooby Doo and they are the reason I never sleep more than four hours without wiping an arse, blowing a nose, or making up a dream to eradicate a nightmare.
They mean everything to me, they are the air in my lungs, the snort in my laughter and the curve in my smile. Without my babies I would be an empty vessel drifting on the waves.
My youngest baby has her own battles to fight at the moment but I am painfully aware that things could be worse and kids all over the globe suffer and win and lose much greater wars. Ten children will get told today that they have cancer; I am honoured to know one little boy who has stared the illness in the face and has come out the other side a survivor, read his story here.
I am getting involved with Nickie’s weekly blog prompts to raise awareness and of CLIC Sergeants Yummy Mummy Week. Children get cancer, they shouldn’t but they do, charities like CLIC Sergeant do a fantastic job in supporting the children and families and yummy mummy week is a chance to show your support.
Yummy Mummy Week is a fun-packed fundraising campaign during which mums do something yummy for children and young people with cancer, whilst spending quality time with their own children, family and friends. Money raised throughout the week will be used by CLIC Sergeant to provide clinical, practical and emotional support for children and young people with cancer and their families.