Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I just had to share a little interaction I had with my daughter this morning that melted my heart. We always have our mommy and Ida time every morning before daycare which she loves to bits. I was taking a shower and Ida was keeping a close eye sitting on her little perch by me waiting patiently for me to be done. When I got out and was drying myself off, she looked closely at my two long war wounds for a few moments. There they were – like two red rivers flowing across my chest. And without a word exchanged between the two of us she said “Mamma`s booboos” and then took a step forward and ever so lightly placed a kiss on my thigh. It was so touching it nearly made me cry. A tiny little person who is just learning how the world works already understands empathy and is clearly so full of love. I must have done something right so far because this…this is love. OBB


  1. Just discovered your blog, wonderful writing and such a sweet story about your daughter! Wanted to share with you that my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 31 also. (She had 3 children under the age of five at the time.) That was 28 years ago. I'm happy to report that her oldest child is now 32 and has 2 kids of her own. And my sister? She is one very happy grandmother. You'll get through this! ;-)

  2. Thanks for checking out the blog Renn. I appreciate the pink support! And I do love to hear about all the good survivor stories especially those who were young like me. I have checked out your blog too and there is so much great info. Lots of food for thought. OBB