I have pondered this question in my head many a time but unfortunately it may be something I have to answer sooner rather than later... Are you ever ready for it? How do you tell your kids Daddy is getting sicker? I want to pull down the stars and the moon cause I feel like I'm in darkness. My heart aches for Him and yet my heart is beginning to feel numb. I want my protective instinct to kick in but survival instinct is taking over... just doing enough to get by. I feel like I'm in slow motion and the world is spinning around me. How many times can you go through the stages of grief... When will the tears start and when will they stop? No rule book, no boundaries, only loving advice and other weary hearts to share the burden.. The sun keeps rising and setting and another day dawns... I feel fortunate to have another day with him but the days are so hard sometimes. Pieces of my porcelain heart are breaking and I fear it may unravel into dust... But we rise and fall. we climb the next mountain and when we reach the peak, the view is all worth it in the end.
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wifeyb ... i have no answers for you, i am sorry. I just want to send you cyber hugss and let you know i am thinking of you. Julie xo
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Hi Tonya, It is so hard. You know that we care, I hope that you can FEEL our care for you. You have nailed it with your words. Take care of you and your precious children, thinking of you, Jill xo
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Wifeyb, I don't think anymore appropriate words could be written because you have written them. I honestly can't say anymore other than......thinking of you & your kids... Big cyber hugs......Mez xox
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Dear wifeyb I am so sorry for what you are having to go through. I lost my husband last December after a short 9 month battle with GBM and like you I have kids, so to an extent I know where you are coming from. You have all bases covered so I can only add that you are not alone and that many on this board care and are here if needed. Hugs Sang
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Hi Wifey B Ring the Cacner Helpline 13 11 20. trhey have some really great material on talking to kids about cancer and death. At least in Vic they do, so I assume all others do as well. Regards Sailor For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran
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Hi sang... I am so sorry to hear your situation.. My heart goes out to you... Just to know I'm not alone is so comforting but sad we all have to meet this way... I am one of the lucky ones to have family support close by and there to help... Thanks for the comment, you are a brave soul. Cyber hugs... One day at a time... One more day I get to spend with him take care of you
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I want you to know you are not alone. I am going through the exact same emotions at the moment. I have a 10 month old and a sick Husband. Some days are good, some are bad, but most of the time you are just numb going through the daily routine. Just let your husband and kids know that you love them. Nicole
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