Mums the word...


Happy Mothers Day to all the lovely Mums out there, and also the ones that are unfortunately not with us today!

Here are two miracle stories about my most two favourite women, who without them, I would not be alive today:

18 years ago, Mum was diagnosed with 4th grade breast cancer, the worst kind, the kind you aren’t supposed to survive. In general, women who have advanced breast cancer such as this live approximately 18 months after diagnosis. The survival rate for a woman who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancers over a span of 5 years is about 16 to 20%. I was only 3 and my brother was 1, and the saddest thing is, that if she had passed away then we would not have remembered her at all. She knew she had to fight the cancer it for her children, and that’s exactly what she did. Months and months of chemo therapy, radiation, whilst still going to work! The odds were slim but she survived 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, she still isn't cured because It can always come back. It is an absolute miracle that she is alive today, and 18 years later! I thank God every day that she is still alive, I don’t know where I’d be or what I’d do without her.

5 years ago Nanny was diagnosed with lung fibrosis, which is a serious medical condition that involves scarring of the lung tissue, reducing the ability to breathe. There is no known cure for the disease and it is fatal within 3 – 5 years of diagnosis. Nanny is on oxygen and gets breathless easy, she can’t get out of bed. She is so incredibly strong willed, when she was first diagnosed, we were told she had a year to live, it’s been 4 years and she is still battling away. Every Christmas she says it will be her last, (although she has been saying that since she was 70, and now she is 86!! I think we will get one more. ) She's such a fighter, nothing can defeat her!

One day I hope I can be just as half as strong as these inspiring women. I am so incredibly lucky that’s they are still alive, I am truly blessed! Words cannot even describe. My Nanny and Mum mean the world to me! 

Don't take Mum's for granted, you don't know long you will have them!