The other night my lovely 18 year old daughter came to see me before I fell asleep. She has been dealing with the new world of being a grown up and wanted to discuss some things. She looked at me and said, "what if you are not here?"
"What do you mean? I am here!"
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks.
"Do you mean the cancer?" OF COURSE she meant the F-ing cancer!!
What if she needs me and I am not here to help.
Cancer is a horrible thing to face and even more horrible to tell the ones you love you are sick. I cried my eyes out for my daughter especially when I received the diagnosis
I did not want to leave my daughter but I had to and I lived down in southern cal for treatments and I did not know if I would ever return home.
My new melahomie Lisa Butler is fighting stage 4 melanoma with 3 small children at home.
My other new melahomie Aine is stage 4 and HER mother is as well!!
Telling my daughter I had cancer was the worst thing I have ever had to do. It is also why I fought so hard.
To all those mother's out there, keep fighting!
To Lisa, I am so proud every time I see you post your smiling face and I now this has not been easy for you.
To my daughter, I AM SO PROUD of you!!