|Hockey Parents - Fall 2006|
I think I’m a pretty positive person most of the time so I really needed to draw on this now more than ever. I believe there is power in being positive and it certainly doesn’t help to sit around feeling sorry for myself. What good would that do? It wouldn’t make me feel better and it would most definitely not make my family feel very good. So I would be using that positive energy each and every day. I might have down days and that is to be expected. However, I would try to minimize those as best as I could.
|Dr.Evil & Mini-Me|
As I did when I told my girlfriends about the cancer, I turned to my computer and composed another series of emails to send out to friends, family, hockey acquaintances, etc. Soon we had told mostly everyone. We made a decision to tell the parents of our kids friends in person. I didn’t want their children seeing me and finding out about the cancer and getting scared that if it happened to me then it could happen to their Mom too. I wanted their own parents to explain this in a way that they knew their kids would understand. Most people aren’t ready for this kind of thing and they don’t teach about cancer in elementary school.
I suppose I just wanted everyone around me and my family to feel comfortable. Feeling comfortable is good.
Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
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