Happy Valentine’s Day!
I know this is unusual but hey, I’m feeling pretty unusual lately, in a good kind of way. I wanted to share with the world (well, okay, those who read my blog) how great you are. If I’m Wonder Woman in my cancer story, you are my Superman.
I never imagined we’d have to battle cancer together. For better or worse, we said over 20 years ago, and this was the worst. You have been with me every step of the way and I can’t imagine going through this without you.
I see how hard it is to be the caregiver. For the past five months you’ve worked from morning to night to take care of the kids and me. You’ve carried all the load. I’d like to think I’m a good patient but I know I’ve had my moments. You never complain. Every morning you greet me with a smile and ask me what I need, ready to give even more.
As the cancer patient I get a lot of attention but as the caregiver, not everyone hears from you. It had to be hard to have the worry of not knowing what will happen while being the one keeping it all together. What you've been doing is incredibly hard and you've done it so well.
I don’t think many people can do what you’ve done. It says a lot about your character to give so much of yourself. I admire your quiet strength, gentle patience and unending kindness. I think this world would be a better place if more people were like you.
You make me a better person and with cancer, you’ve made me feel better. Thank you for all that you are and that you do. There's many cancer silver linings and one of those was to fall even more in love with you.
The other day I was walking on a beautiful sunny morning, listening to my music and the Eddie Money song, Baby Hold On, started playing. I started crying. Walking and crying tears of joy because it made me think of us.
You know the future’s lookin’ brighter
Every morning when I get up
Don’t be thinkin’ ‘bout what’s not enough, now baby
Just be thinkin’ ‘bout what we got
Think of all my love, now
I’m gonna give you all I got
So baby hold on to me
Whatever will be, will be
The future is ours to see
When you hold on to me