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.”