Today, was the first day of 1st grade for Charlottes classmates. She should be standing her, in this picture. Instead, our doorstep is empty, missing her sweet self in a first day of school picture.
Tonight, I met Eleanor’s teacher. She will start after Labor Day. She insisted on going to Charlottes school, and we wouldn’t want her to be anywhere else. It was heartbreaking to see other parents from Charlottes class last year.
Moments like these will be hard. My heart breaks for my friends and other parents who do not get to send their child off to school. I know you wonder how tall they would’ve been, what they would’ve learned, who their teacher would’ve been, what their favorite subject would be and who their best friend would’ve been.
I am sorry. I am sorry that you have to go through this. I am sorry that childhood cancer research is so minimal that your child did not live to go to school this year. You are not alone.
Cherish your chaotic mornings. When your child is being difficult, when homework isn’t done, when you are running late, when you forget to send lunch, cherish them. Know that those things are okay. You are human.
Good luck to all of those kiddos starting a new year, and to parents as well!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. GO GOLD!! Be aware, make others aware. Donate to pediatric cancer research and KNOW where your money is going.
Thank you for loving us!
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
Always in my prayers! ♥️
Sally I Green says
Your words are so inspirational! Keep writing and please keep sharing with us. Her memory lives on in your writings and she continues to lead others to Jesus through you! Love you and would love to hug your sweet neck! I feel like I know you and Brent and I have prayed over you and your sweet family!
My heart breaks for you I am praying for you everyday . Hugs to your family❤️
Thank you for the reminder to mamas to cherish the chaos. Love to you and your precious babies. I am sorry your sweet baby girl is not here to start school, but I am forever grateful that she is pain-free and able to breath deeply in a place we can only imagine.
Sharon Catania says
Our hearts break for you and your family. We are truly sorry for your loss and the pain that you all are carrying. May God lift you all up and give you strength.
Angela Schlabach says
I’m so sorry! This breaks my heart for you! I really have no words, just tears in my eyes! God bless you and your family. May God give you a peace. Little Charlotte’s story has touched so many lives. Know your family is loved by many!
Denise Graves says
Your words mean so much to others. You are correct; we all need to love more, care more, do more for others, for we know not what tomorrow brings. Continued prayers for you all.
Rick Hale says
May God fill your heart everyday with his amazing love and overwhelming grace.
Perla Peña Hash says
Sean Lee says
The God of all comfort and grace be with you!