One of the more difficult times during this process was when I had to tell my kids. Jason (27) was strong and encouraging. We were sitting at his house and I just starting crying. He said, “mom, it’s going to be OK”! It’s hard having your kids tell YOU that it’s going to be OK – that’s my job to be telling them.
Amie(23) was much harder. I showed up at her place unannounced and she knew something was wrong. I don’t drive up to see her during the week (1 hour away). When I told her what was going on we both just cried. When she asked me “Mom, I just don’t get it, why is this happening”? I told her I had nooooo idea, but THIS I know for SURE . . . “God will not give us more than we can handle, and He gave ME a dot!!” That is truly how I feel. It soooo stinks that I have to go through this and it soooo stinks that Breast Cancer will now be part of my life and it soooo stinks that when Amie gets older she will be asked at her check-ups “do you have any family history of breast cancer”, now she has to say yes. That breaks my heart.