This is the start of a new chapter in our lives. Along with starting school we have moved into our new place. Talk about one hectic week but we have finally started getting settled into our new home and Skyler's new school routine. It has definitely been an adjustment for him too. He is really struggling with trying to find his identity right now. He is still in the midst of receiving chemo everyday and struggling with the after effects of such a harsh road of his cancer journey, and now trying to fit in a normal life with the rest of his school mates and trying to move past cancer being so much of his identity. He is starting to get upset when he sees the things I post on here about him and doesn't like talking about his PICC or his hearing aids or his scars. I have decided to respect his wishes and think its time to take a break from blogging for awhile.
This blog has been such a big part of my life these past two years and has not only been my way of keeping family and friends updated about his treatments, but it has been a form of therapy and healing for me. I learned the hard way after my husband died that keeping my feelings in and hidden from the everybody was the wrong way to go about things. I tried to block everything out and just go numb. I just had to pretend that that my part of my life didn't exist because it was just too painful to think about. With Skyler I too have had to block out some parts that are just too painful to think about or go there again, things that were too hard and too personal to write down for the world to see, but for the most part I have put everything out there. I have been able to put my feelings down in words, get them off my chest and move on. It has also been my way of opening eyes the way mine were that kids get cancer too. The word that grown adults are scared to hear, kids hear them as well. Its an ugly world that doesn't get much attention and is extremely underfunded. Our kids deserve so much more. If I have helped in anyway to give these kids that know suffering more than most a voice than I am happy.
I don't know who reads this blog but it somehow makes things easier knowing that there are people out there who know what we are going through and have helped carry me through this process with the support of just reading what I have to say. We have received so much support and so many of my prayers have been answered by such wonderful people, some whom I have never even met in person. I am in awe of the generosity we have received and the many amazing friendships I have been able to make throughout this process. I have come to really know that you can never really fully understand pure joy and happiness without experiencing pain and sadness. It just makes you appreciate things so much more and look at the world so differently. Thank you to everyone that has helped ease the pain and burden that having a child with cancer brings. I just cant imagine going through this alone. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough though. I wish I could personally hug and thank each and every person that has been there for us through this cancer journey, but I cant. There are far more people than I can count that will forever hold a special place in my heart.
We are still far from done with cancer. Skyler still has another year and a half of chemotherapy treatments if everything continues as planned, but for now our lives need to be focused on moving on and beginning this new exciting chapter of our lives. I am still very involved with CureSearch though and still have our team for the walk. I have a page set up on facebook to keep everyone updated on the walk and helping people get registered for Team Super Skyler so you can still follow us there http://www.facebook.com/#!/teamsuperskyler
And to my amazing, strong, courageous, funny, handsome sweet boy with a heart of gold, I LOVE YOU! I love you more than words can say, to infinity and beyond. You are a true superhero in every sense of the word. I am so proud and lucky to be your mother! I don't know what I did in our previous life to be able to get the privilege to be your mother but am so grateful. You are my life and I cant wait to see what this world has in store for you. It must be something amazing because you sure are here for a reason. You fought and beat all the odds that were stacked up against you. You can achieve anything you set your mind to sweet boy because you have already showed the world that you can!!