I'd like to focus on two special people who have stepped up on a daily basis to fill the caregiver role in my life. My husband JR and son Wylee.
This week my husband was featured on social media as Cervivor's #mcm for his support in my battle. I cannot even begin to describe the ways he has supported and continues to support me in this cancer battle. He was the reason we caught the initial diagnosis so early. He was there for my second and third diagnoses. He has spent days and nights at the hospital with me. He has made sure our son could visit me at the hospital. He continues to be ever supportive.
On a daily basis he continues to help support me by cleaning and cooking. He is always there for our son, especially when I cannot be. I couldn't ask for a better partner in life.
The second person who continues to be a daily caregiver and amazing support is my six year old son, Wylee. It isn't fair to him that his mom has had cancer for half of his life, but he doesn't let that get him down. He is such an amazing boy and he "helps Momma" in so many ways. He supports me by being a fantastic boy at school and home. He strives to get a "green or blue day" every day at school (the colors of their behavior chart that indicate a good day). He helps around the house. He always challenges me to be the best I can be and to do more. He always wants to spend time with me, playing games, building Legos, or having a movie night. At times when I can't be home because I am at the hospital he calls or brings games to play with me. I am so happy to have such a beautiful son in my life.
Do you have a caregiver to recognize before the end of National Caregivers Awareness Month? Are you a caregiver? Please take the time to be grateful for any support you receive from a caregiver, not only this month but everyday.