How hard it has been lately to sit and write.
I am overwhelmed with emotions, and too many thoughts are overlapping that I am somehow unable to dissect and channel.
Words do usually come easy to me, but I had been looking for a way to reignite that torch that has turned cold and made my brain freeze leaving the fluidity of my thoughts frosted and rigid.
Then came the flame.
Yesterday I was honored to be a guest @CookieDoughBey covering an awareness talk on Breast Cancer & Motherhood.
Opposite to me sat these 2 beautiful brave mothers sharing their experiences.
I was fascinated by their strength, their will to survive, the way they dealt with the facts and turned them into a challenge that they were determined to overcome simply for they were eager to protect their children!
They portrayed the situation to their little ones as if they were adults.
These super mommies involved their kids every step of the way, from surgery, to chemo and head-shaving, and together overcame all the obstacles.
Luckily they reached the ultimate end result which is miraculous recovery.
There I was, so close in distance yet so far away.
My tears were running unstoppably down my cheeks with major admiration to these young ladies but at the same time feeling sorry for myself.
How can I be so weak, and them so strong?
The mere fact that Alicia will one day come of age to ask me why her father does not live with us frightens me.
I am afraid to explain divorce to my child, while these Heroine Mothers described Cancer to theirs.
What I learned here is that every mother is free to choose the way she communicates with her children as Family & Child Therapist Tala Noweisser said.
I hope that I can one day be as courageous as Yara and Nadine, for they are the Inspiration that this world needs.
Saggy, Firm, Apple, or Pear does not really matter as long as you care!
As they say:” Mammogramming your boobs is more important than Instagramming them”