Hey Mom

"Mom and Dad in Florida"

My mom has been going to the hospital for the past couple of months. This is because her doctors have suspected that she has cancer. She has had tests and results, but until now no-one was sure.

Today though, that all changed…

And today is the start of a new phase of life for you.

I cannot imagine how you will get to sleep tonight, finally knowing the identity of the intruder that has gained access to the most precious of places. I sit here in America, five hours behind all that is happening, and whilst I sit and write these lines I see you, lying awake, and worrying. Worrying what is left for you, what you can now accomplish, wondering whether you will ever again feel complete happiness, your mind free from the cloud that has come into view. Unsure as to how this will all play out.

Mom, I want you to be brave, I want you to face this battle with grit and determination, it could be a tough one, but I know you are up to it. I’ve seen the look when you aren’t going to back down, and it works, so show this one the door, and give it a real hard kick on the way out.

I wish I could help you with the pain, we all wish we could eat some of it for you, but we can only stand and watch. But never, ever forget, you have always tried to do everything right for everyone that you love, and that counts.

I’m going to lie awake tonight too, you aren’t alone.