Whymommy, over at Toddler Planet, is facing her surgery in about a week now.
Over the last six months, she has been taking her struggle and fears facing Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) and turning them into posts so beautiful and poignant that she has moved me to tears. Her page is one of the first I check every morning. She is in my prayers each night.
But this post hit me in a soft part of the soul. Any mother who has struggled to put the best face on hard times, who has struggled to suppress fear and sorrow in the face of the overwhelming need to keep her child secure, will find resonance in those words. There are moments that I wish I were still the child, and that the warmth and love of a mother’s embrace could soothe the hurts of my world.
But she says it better than I ever could. Go, read, and wish her good luck.