Forget you, cancer.

Posted Dec 10, 2014 10:01pm

Guess what I did today? I played with Xander, mixed formula for bottles, wrapped Christmas presents, listened to Christmas music, ate three meals plus snacks, watched tv, washed dishes, wrote Christmas cards, hung out with Tim and Liz, and took a nap.

And a few times I caught myself “forgetting” about the cancer. Which is crazy, and crazy awesome, because apparently dealing with cancer is pretty mind-consuming. Like I can’t help but talk about it. So to forget about it is pretty sweet.

A friend of my mom’s sent me a card with a bookmark in it. The bookmark says:

Cancer is so limited,
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot destroy peace.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot suppress memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot steal eternal life.
It cannot conquer the spirit.
It CAN get the heck out of Maria’s body.

(I wrote the last line; the rest is anonymous.)

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