We are having a good, uneventful week here at the Colbert household.
Thank you all for being so wonderful as we go through this yuckiness called childhood cancer. Watching my child go through this as a mom is the hardest thing I've ever gone through and at times it can be very lonely. You all will never know how much your support has meant to us and as I see another mom go through this for a second time, I want to ask you to come around their family during this time. Another blogger who has become my friend as we have been walking this road with our daughters together recently put this poem on her blog. I thought I'd share it here and ask you all to pray for Josh and his family and leave them some words of encouragement.
I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
I hate my shoes.
Each day I wear them, and each
day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad
that I do not think I can take
Yet, I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
I can tell in others eyes that they
are glad they are my shoes and not
They never talk about my shoes.
To learn how awful my shoes are
might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes
you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can
never take them off.
I now realize that I am not the
only one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in this world.
Some women ache daily as they try
and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in
them so they don't hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that
days will go by before they think about
how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these shoes I am a
These shoes have given me the strength
to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
I will forever walk in the shoes of a
woman who has a child with cancer.