Thursday, November 18, 2010
Living with hope
After the year we have had, that's a good thing!
We had an agent meeting for my work this past weekend that ran through Tuesday so Tanner spent some time with his dad and step-mom. It's easier for me when I have something busy to do like the meeting where I'm going to be gone until late at night for days in a row to know that he's somewhere safe where I can count on not having to worry about him.
I know he's 18 now, but what does a mother do? It's our job to worry... I think I worry about him more now at 18 than I did at 8. LOL!
His treatment has been going without any complications lately. He goes back to the doctor this Friday at 1 p.m. and I need to let them know that he needs to get in and out as quickly as possible. We have a couple coming to our home at 4:30 on Friday from the Make A Wish Foundation to talk to him about his wish.
I ask myself why this wonderful opportunity for Tanner to have a wish granted makes me feel like crying. It's just that I never in my wildest dreams ever imagined that he would be in a position to ever be granted anything from a foundation like Make A Wish. I never imagined I would have a son with cancer.
I was driving in to work this morning and heard that there's only 37 days until Christmas and then when I got here, I received a message from my cousin asking about Thanksgiving. It's just surreal. The year has gone so quickly. I've gone through more emotional upheaval in the last year than I have in my whole life (and that's saying a lot).
Tanner will have maintained remission for one year in December. We've come a long way from that horrible day last year when we first received the news. At least now we are living each day with hope.