Apr 25, 2010 - 9:48 am
Some of you may recall my first post last August asking for advice on how to help my young children cope with my breast cancer diagnosis? I received such incredible advice from all of you and I can tell you that it really did help my girls get through my chemo, radiation, hysterectomy, and their Gran's death. So here's the latest...
Without telling me, my 10-year-old entered the poetry contest for our local Relay for Life. (I raised money for them last year and we all did the walk, but I wasn't going to this year because I thought it would be too soon. Anyway, now I am doing the "Survivor's Lap and Dinner" because my daughter won the contest!!! She is going to go on stage and read her poem and I couldn't be more proud!!!
This is how she viewed the last 8 months...for all of us:
Cancer is a battlefield
The army in this case is your friends and family.
The weapons are extremely powerful.
Optimism may be the most important of all.
I just wanted to share this with all of you.