My Mom

Mom2Cancer sucks–but it sucks less when you have someone who is always there for you and that person is my mom.

My mom and sister moved up to Portland last summer. What I didn’t know then is that they moved here at just the right time. Fast forward to mid-February and my mom lost her job. Five days later I was diagnosed with cancer.  Since then, my mom decided to not look for a job so she could be my full-time nurse. She has been to every doctor’s appointment, spent multiple nights at my house to take care of me, cooked for me when I couldn’t, cleaned my house and done countless other things that I can’t even list here. When I’ve cried because I’m so overwhelmed, she’s run to be by my side.

I’ve always been relied heavily on my mom for support, but I never could have imagined how much I would need her when something like this happened. I’m a mess physically, emotionally and mentally and she is the one who has held everything together.

I can only imagine what it is like to watch someone close to you go through something like this, but I want to thank you for being there for me and being my rock. I know I give you a hard time every day, but I do it because I love you. I will never be able to show you how much I appreciate you and all you have done for me the past few months. You’re selfless and I hope that one day I can be as wonderful a mother as you have been to myself and my brother and sisters. Love you, mom!


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