Sometimes it is hard to believe that cancer isn't my life. It is just my right now. Today I was sick all day. I barely saw my girl at all. When I woke up from my nap I couldn't believe it was already 5 -- where had the day gone?!
But then, in through the bedroom door, Nia came bursting, breathless and smelling like sunshine, with a huge hug for me that surely would have knocked me down had I not been sitting. "Mama!" Oh how this girl makes my heart sing!
And I heard about her day -- dance class, play date, trip to the grocery store... And I had to catch my breath. I may be sick and spending all my time indoors, but meanwhile my love is having a wonderful summer. A summer perfect for an adventurous 4-year-old.
I'm doing my best to heal. She's doing her best to grow up.
We are both ever so brave.
(Peaceful Valley Farm, Farm Camp 2012)