My two sons were 11 and 7 when I was diagnosed. I haven't had any remission since then and continue to have treatment. My eldest boy was 16 yesterday and took his final GCSE this morning. I am very grateful to have been with them both over the last few years..just doing my job as a Mum.
Last evening I lifted one of our broody chickens up and there was a fluffy creamy white chick- an unplanned and unexpected joy. Little things like that make the struggle worthwhile as well as the big landmarks.
The following is a quote from the late Andy Ripley as big, strapping England rugby player in his day. I treasure these sentiments
"Dare we hope? We dare. Can we hope? We can. Should we hope? We must.
We must, because to do otherwise is to waste the most precious of gifts, given by God so freely to us all. So when we do die, it will be with hope and it will be easy and our hearts will not be broken."