I found this website about children that have cancer and how their stories go…
It is hard to read, there are so many things that bring back the memories of just three years ago for our family. It was on Oct 30th three years ago that I was told that I had cancer once again. My first cancer I had 7 years prior. Then I was told that I had 3 tumors and that the cancer had spread, and that I would have to lose my breast. It seems all so surreal now, how did I ever survive that? I know it was because I was suppose to survive it. It was all part of the plan, I cannot explain why things happen like they do, but I have been around long enough…to know that everything happens for a reason. Even if we don’t always know what that reason is right away. There was something else I had left to do, and I pray every day that I am doing it!
One thing that I couldn’t imagine as I read these children’s stories from their Mother’s point of view, is what the Mother’s must be feeing. I thanked my Heavenly Father every day that it was me that had the cancer, and not one of my kids. Now I know that sounds weird, but there is just something about seeing your kids in pain or struggling and you can’t do anything about it…that hurts, really hurts! I can’t even imagine what heartaches these Mothers must be going through. And since Mom is usually the heart of the home, it is important for her to stay positive, full of faith and hope. If your Mom’s believes…so should you!
I have a dear friend who is one of these Mother’s going through exactly this. She is watching her adult son ( really doesn’t matter how old he is ) battling his way with cancer. As I read her letters and all the pain that her son is in, I just know that it must be eating her away too, little by little. I believe though that he still needs her for love, comfort, support and hope. Mom’s are suppose to be the one that believe in you when no one else does, one who believes the impossible, the one who talks to God daily and wants ( as He does ) whatever is best for you.
My heart and prayers go out to her, and all you Mothers and Fathers out there that going through situations like these with your kids. I pray that you some how will find the strength, courage and hope that you need. Please don’t give up. Only God knows the future, but He has always promised that He would never leave us alone to go through the trial and experiences in this life. I personally know that to be true. So hold on tight, be strong and know that there are many of us who love you, and who are praying for you!
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ~ Washington Irving