What my children mean to me #dosomethingyummy

It’s not cancer, it’s curable, it will be over within four months.

This is my daily mantra.

These words help me pick up BB when she falls again as her hip dislodges, these words let me see the light at the end of the tunnel.

If you asked me how much I love my children I don’t even have to use words for you to see the answer, if you asked me what they mean to me the answer is simply, everything.

To see one of them sad, poorly, or hurting stings at my soul, and makes me want to wrap them tightly in blankets and hide them away from it all, keeping them safe away from what often is a harsh unforgiving, world.

My children are the reason I try to learn to bake, so just once they will stand at a school fete and not have to pretend we made the shop bought ones we handed in earlier.  They are the reason I am trying to learn to sew so I don’t shame them again as their hems drop down at lunchtime break because mummy’s bondaweb simply doesn’t make the grade.  They are the reason I know all the characters in Scooby Doo and they are the reason I never sleep more than four hours without wiping an arse, blowing a nose, or making up a dream to eradicate a nightmare.

They mean everything to me, they are the air in my lungs, the snort in my laughter and the curve in my smile.  Without my babies I would be an empty vessel drifting on the waves.

My youngest baby has her own battles to fight at the moment but I am painfully aware that things could be worse and kids all over the globe suffer and win and lose much greater wars.  Ten children will get told today that they have cancer; I am honoured to know one little boy who has stared the illness in the face and has come out the other side a survivor, read his story here.

I am getting involved with Nickie’s weekly blog prompts to raise awareness and of CLIC Sergeants Yummy Mummy Week.  Children get cancer, they shouldn’t but they do, charities like CLIC Sergeant do a fantastic job in supporting the children and families and yummy mummy week is a chance to show your support.

 Yummy Mummy Week is a fun-packed fundraising campaign during which mums do something yummy for children and young people with cancer, whilst spending quality time with their own children, family and friends.  Money raised throughout the week will be used by CLIC Sergeant to provide clinical, practical and emotional support for children and young people with cancer and their families.

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Katetakes5
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 21:32:44

    Beautifully written and inspiring post. Big hugs to little one. X

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  2. SmilinglikeSunshine (@smilinglikesuns)
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 21:36:23

    What a truly beautiful post.xxx

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  3. anna tims (@ageingmatron)
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 21:38:33

    It awes me that you can do humour tastefully and gravitas uncringingly. That was a beautiful post. PS Could you sew my daughter’s cub badges on for me?

    Reply

  4. Mary
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 08:46:46

    Thats so beautiful! You’re children are very lucky to have you!

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  5. Musing Ju
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 19:10:35

    A very lovely post! It’s so awful seeing your children in pain, either physical or emotional isn’t it…it can leave you feeling so helpless and useless. I hope all is well for you and your little one very soon. Jx

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  6. mothersalwaysright
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 20:11:09

    Beautiful x

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  7. Circus Queen
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 22:56:29

    This is a beautiful and important line: “kids all over the globe suffer and win and lose much greater wars”

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  8. Kelly Wiffin
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 08:33:07

    A lovely post. I think it is the worst thing seeing a child suffer. I hope all is well very soon x

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  9. Michelle Twin Mum
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 20:15:35

    Ahh Jane, lovely! Mich x

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  10. Notmyyearoff
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 21:08:25

    Aww so lovely. Made me smile.

    Reply

  11. ChocOrangeCityMum
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 14:13:33

    A lovely post, you can’t put these feelings into words but you did very well conveying them, I know exactly what you mean.

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  12. Mama Syder
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 14:30:59

    Lovely post x

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  13. grumpinator
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 16:23:36

    beautiful post! It is very hard to put into words how much your children mean to you but you have put it across really well here. x

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  14. Kate on Thin Ice
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 18:10:02

    Lovely post and very clear that even in challenging times, you count your blessings.
    Great cause too

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  15. ghostwritermummy
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:47:28

    Ah, what a lovely post. I know what you mean about the pain you feel on their behalf. Hope all is well for your little one soon
    XxX

    Reply

  16. Paula Maher (@PaulaMaher)
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 19:56:39

    beautiful post, described just how we feel as parents. x

    Reply

  17. Emily (@amummytoo)
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 20:52:55

    Beautiful – real strength in your words. Inspiring stuff.

    Reply

  18. Nickie
    Feb 04, 2012 @ 19:35:32

    You’re going through such a lot at the moment but it’s amazing what we turn into as parents, isn’t it?

    Thanks for writing this post for the #dosomethingyummy campaign.

    Reply

  19. Nicola Cooper-Abbs
    Feb 06, 2012 @ 12:09:59

    The curve in my smile. That line made me cry and smile at the same time.

    Thanks so much for getting behind the campaign Jane

    Reply

  20. Emma @ Mummy Musings
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 20:07:09

    Great post. Our children do make us want to become better people don’t they?

    Hugs to your littlest xx

    Reply

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