<font color=royal blue>One day at a time.<br>Yeste
- May 6, 2003
I don't really get a chance to post much on the boards but after reading your report of Ink and his wonderful trip I felt I couldn't leave this thread without saying a huge thank you to Bug for allowing us to read her story.
I myself had cancer in my early teens (I've been in remission now for 10 years) and looking back now I know that I found the strength to fight from the love of my friends and family, particularly my mum. Bug, you sound as great to Ink as my mum was to me during my illness and I'm sure that a lot of his strength comes from your love and devotion to him.
My parents took me to Disney World Florida when I was ill too aswell as Sea World etc etc and I had the most amazing holiday of my life. I remember that trip with such fondness now and everytime I look at my photos (trying hard to ignore the dodgy 80s clothes LOL) I realise just how much my parents loved me and how much my illness affected them. Ink too will always remember this wonderful trip and everytime he does it will remind him of your love for him.
Ink seems like a very strong young man with wonderful friends and family. I hope the future is everything you all wish it to be.
Lots of love from Ireland,
Your story is the type that gives me the inspiration and the strength to make it through each day. I don't want Ink to grow up to fast but will cherish the day I can say he has been cancer free for 10 years- and I know he will make it to that point. His strength might come from my love and devotion but mine comes from his love and devotion also. He is not afraid to say I love you, give big hugs and give kisses. We feed off of each others determination. His lack of self pity always amazed me as he had every right to feel sorry for himself.
Thank you for your kindness in posting here and giving me even more strength to face each day. Everyday is another day we have that is putting us further away from the cancer he had.
Hugs to you,