true courage is my mom.

true courage is looking scary stuff straight on and saying “okay. bring it. i’m scrappier and tougher than you.”

true courage is having to wait an hour in the waiting room for a doctor who seems to be avoiding you to get the news you knew was coming but hoped wouldn’t.

true courage is today.

my mom has breast cancer.

the good part of the bad news is that it’s very confined and very small.

in one week, mom has surgery.

a few weeks after that, she begins radiation. every day for six weeks.

true courage is having hope in the face of discouragement.

true courage is finding purpose when logic seems to tell you otherwise.

true courage is my mom.

true courage is now.

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3 Responses to “courage.”

  1. Hello 🙂 I stumbled across your blog today and have read a few posts here and there. I can imagine what you are dealing with. I found your post very touching as it seems there is a wonderful bond bewtween you and your mother. 🙂 I, too, am very close to mine.

  2. I hate when people try and make up things to help. It doesn’t work. It just doesn’t. All it does is make you forget things for a little bit, but the pain will always be there, even after it’s all over. There will stay a worry that it will come back. The only thing you can do is learn to live with that and still move forward and not have that fear consume you.

    Terrible thing to say I think. But it’s true. And because I know it’s true, I’ve tried not too say anything false or hollow because I remember how much I hated that. The “it’ll be okay”‘s, the “you just gotta make it through”‘s. instead, I leave you with the exact words my friends left me when I gave them the same news almost three years ago, because they stuck with me, simple but enough:
    “There are times when I can really respect you for what you’ve had to put up with. This is one of those times.”
    “meaning that I’m here for you. and in a year I’ll be there for you. and in five years, I’ll still be there, if you want me. honestly.”
    “I would tell you to be strong, except I think you already are. So instead, I’ll say, I love you.”

  3. I know this is a scary time for you and your family. I’m glad the prognosis is positive (in the situation.) I’ll be praying for you and your Mom.


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