I meet my husband in 2006. He introduced me to his family and later on I discovered his mother had breast cancer. We got along ok and she was an inspiration to me of how strong a woman can be. I married my husband a year later in 2007, on our wedding day my uncle passed away so the day is worth celebrating a life and marriage. In 2008 My mum was then diagnosed with breast cancer, at this stage my mother in law Janine wasn’t doing too great but she battled on. The two stories and progression of the cancers of my mums was exactly the same, starts in breast and spreads to spine where it is not operable and both lose function of legs etc. In 2009 Janine lost her fight with cancer after 11 years. What a woman to survive this long with a terminal cancer. In the same month I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. Was bitter sweet, I felt like I was given Jack as a gift from her. I now have a healthy 3 year old :) Last October my mum lost her battle of cancer after 4-5 years. I already knew the direction she was heading and prepared myself but nothing ever prepares you for losing the most influential woman in your life. She was my best friend and a part of me has died along with her. But surprise surprise I find out I’m pregnant a month later with my 2nd baby. Another gift. I am currently 40 weeks and 3 days and just can’t wait to hold my last gift my mum gave me. I love and miss both my mums and what I wouldn’t do to just hug them again but in a way I feel like I am hugging them when I hug Jack and soon Ryan.

Posted by lucky2b, 17th June 2013

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  • great to read it


  • The life and death cycle is a certainty. Give the love to your kids that your mums gave to you. I hope you’re going well.


  • By hugging your kids that’s a lovely way to remember your kids.


  • They are both looking after you from heaven!


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