[#4boysstrong We gotta stick together because this shit can be hard.] October 19, 2015

Again I come back to the idea of comparisons. They can get you in serious trouble (like here), but they can also give you some much-needed perspective. A friend’s nephew was diagnosed with leukemia just after I was diagnosed. He was going through chemo and his family started a hashtag. The morning of surgery it was nice to get my focus off of me and onto this sweet boy. Neither one of us deserved what we got, but as a mother, I would rather it be me than one of my girls. I’m sure his parents would agree. Too bad we never get to choose.