Mom left Monday at the crack of dawn for the states. She will be gone 10 days. It is a recharge trip to get new clothes and more supplies. But it is also an opportunity for her to see my dad and the dog. I know this has been hard on her. She has probably been bored out of her mind in my little apartment. And taking care of me is no picnic. I am one of those patients who doesn’t like to be cared for.
And while I am super excited to be alone in my apartment for the first time in a long time, (I may have to dance naked in the living room to symbolize my independence) I also know that the house is going to be empty without her. As my friend told me, it is the perfect time for us to miss each other.
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Okay, as a Mom this was an official “get out the hankie” moment. Your Mom is amazing Kim. There are no words to describe how she was feeling when she first heard your diagnosis and within minutes I can safely say she was already mobilizing to do whatever it would take to make you all better. That’s what good Mom’s do. I’ve read about all the many experiences the two of you have had because of your cancer. How crazy that such a crummy illness has created so many great moments together (along with a few tough ones), because of what you are going through. Experiences and memories you would never have shared if it had been different. I guess that’s making lemonade out of lemons, but that’s what you do. You see the positive in everything and I now know that you learned that from your Mom. She is doing everything in her power to make things all better for her girl. With all this wonderful mother/daughter energy, cancer doesn’t have a chance and for that, all of us who love you both are so grateful. Please give your Mom a big hug from me. 🙂