Everything was perfectly fine, everything was great, then all of a sudden one day it all comes crashing down and shattered pieces are left. 2018 is the worst year for me and making me believe that I'll never be the same. On 25th of June I lost my father to an uncertain death. The whole family was already wrecked, there my mother is diagnosed with two different cancers first one is breast cancer and second one is Phyllodes tumour, malignant. Life can change so much in 10 days i realized. One moment your mom is a healthy, vibrant woman in the prime of her life, and in the next she is fighting a life-threatening disease, unsure of whether she will make it to 50. A drastic change, and yet outwardly, she looked the same. As we sat in stunned silence, I looked over at my mom. My mom’s personal strength and work ethic have always been a foundational part of my family. What I saw, though, shocked me. She had lowered her head into her hands, and was weeping. This jarred me: if Mom is who you go to when you’re scared, where do you go when she’s scared, too?
It’s rough to be the oldest child, especially when your mom is diagnosed with stage 2 cancer and you have a younger brother that look to you for comfort when mom and dad can’t be there. When the cancer is spreading throughout your moms body doctors can’t just get rid of it no matter how badly you wish they could. Rounds of chemotherapy only slow it down, yet it’s still there a lurking monster waiting to reappear at any given moment. Nothing can even begin to describe the fear I felt, and still have to deal with it.
A short message for my Mother .......
For your unconditional love, never-ending patience, and an unlimited supply of kindness and understanding, I will be forever grateful. Thank you for making me feel like the luckiest child in the world. My home is wherever you are, Mom. I love you always. If I had to live my life all over again, I would still want you to be my mother.
Support my mother through this life threatening disease . It's a humble request to all folks out there.
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