Sunday, May 22, 2011
A Beautiful Morning!
I feel indebted to CureSearch for what I experienced yesterday. You know that feeling when the soul gospel sings a chorus of, "This is where you should be! This is what your life is for..."? I had that. It wasn't a delicate whisper of a song, it was a thunderous voice that can hold notes all while running up and down the musical scale with an I-don't-need-a-microphone power. I am confident our Gideon will beat the cancer (as seen in this video, the boy did NOT want to step away from the microphone. Hmmm... Whose son could he be?! He's "A SURVIVOR!"), no matter the outcome, my life will forever be dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. I am all in...forever, I promise. This event only strengthened my resolve.
I met so many beautiful families with inspiring children battling cancer. Dr. Elliot said it right when she described our little warriors as "Playing as SOON as they feel capable, and smiling easily the instant pain is gone." There are no pity parties. If our babies who have had poisons injected or who are in pain from the cancer itself have a MOMENT of reprieve, they are on that floor pushing cars with gusto! Talk about making moments count. Why do we as adults feel like we have such invaluable lessons to teach our children, when in reality, they are the ones trying to teach us even BIGGER lessons? So many precious children were there, no two with the same journey, but each one with a life-light in their eyes since they are totally and completely enamored with LIFE! With sunny days. With cotton candy. With taking walks with people who love them. You, cancer kids, are the biggest superheroes on our planet. Seeing all of you in one place can only solidify my awe over every single one of you.
Then there were those personal heroes of mine who have lost their baby to this atrocious disease, but were there. They were there and we refuse to forget the impact their little ones had on our world, as well. I don't think I've ever seen so many people moved to tears at the same time as I did when we had our moment of silence, reflection, and prayers for these families. As we let go of our balloons of prayers and hope, there was such a resolute, determined, yet reverent aura surrounding us all.
We WILL beat you, cancer. We won't stop fighting until you are extinct.
Posted by BrodyandGideon'smom at Sunday, May 22, 2011