Finding out your precious son has Blood Cancer is, well, bloody awful. But you know what? There’s always something positive to be found, even in your darkest hour.
I blog about our journey. Team Benny: The Narrative of a Leukaemia Mum is my bitter sweet, often sad, sometimes laugh your socks off funny, account of our journey.
Over two years later, things have certainly calmed down. Benny still has chemotherapy every single day and will continue his treatment for a while to come, but he’s on the mend and he’ll survive.
But having a child with a serious illness gave me a huge gift. My ‘coming out’ as a positive person.
I’ve often been told, “It’s alright for you.”, “You’re really lucky.”, “If I had what you have, I’d be happy too”
Yes, my life is extraordinary, but that’s nothing to do with luck or circumstances. I believe in creating opportunities. I make tough choices for the better good. I take the plunge, even when it’s scary. I seize the moment and face challenges head on.
So when Benny got cancer, I didn’t think ‘poor me’.
I can’t tell you how devastated I was, the intense pain I felt in my heart, and the magnitude of simply getting through a single day. But everything is given to you for a reason, even if you don’t know what that reason is, and may never know.
But I know. The SuperMum Podcast is my reason. Being a leukaemia mum has changed and moulded me in ways I could never have imagined. And the podcast would never have come about if it wasn’t for Benny’s sickness.
I’m here to serve you. Because deep in my heart, I truly believe that you can fully enjoy and appreciate this rich and exciting journey through motherhood, whatever hardships come with it. And in bringing you The SuperMum Podcast, I hope to touch your life in some small, but positive way.
All you have to do is say yes.