Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love.
Every day at CaringBridge, we see examples of moms who would move mountains to help their children. With Mother’s Day just a few days away, we thought you might be inspired by the courage and optimism of these four moms. Happy Mother’s Day!
4 CaringBridge Stories for Mother’s Day
It’s almost unimaginable. Not one, but two, of Ann’s four children were diagnosed with cancer in the same year. Her son and daughter both have what’s called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic mutation that predisposes them to all forms of cancer.
Through several rounds of cancer treatment and with a lot of helping hands, they have remained hopeful, thanks to the love and encouragement of their family and friends.
“In those quiet moments, I began to realize that life was passing me by – that although I talked about being “super Mom” and getting more done in a 15-hour day than anyone else could get done in a week, I was missing something very important. I was getting a lot of things done, but not doing anything important.”
Lisabeth’s story of her husband’s traumatic accident, and the lessons she’s learned along the way, is one you will not quickly forget.
“I won’t give you up mom; you can be my mom forever.”
Those were the words of Shara Meyer’s then 3-year-old daughter, not knowing that her mom had just been diagnosed with stage IV cancer.
Throughout her treatment, Shara was inspired by her daughter’s attitude to “keep calm and rock on!”
“I know if we could find something that he loves to do, he would do it well. I will not stop until that is done!”
Kelly will do anything to help her son Taylor, a young adult with autism, succeed. While Autism awareness has grown dramatically in the last decade, Kelly had to learn to be his advocate, and sometimes even his teacher, in those early years.
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