Last night I told my children that I have breast cancer. Not a conversation I ever imagined I would have with these amazing kids of mine. God was gracious and His peace flooded our home. The conversations went as wonderfully as something like that could go, and they responded exactly as I thought they would.
Maddie was quiet. She is a processor. She takes time to process information, good or bad, so we don’t get a lot of strong initial reactions from her. I actually love this about her, as it shows a maturity and depth that I never had at her age. As I told her about our new reality a few tears slipped down her cheek, but her eyes never left mine. She spent the rest of the night following me around like a shadow. It’s the way she shows love and it made my heart smile. That kid is a leader and a warrior. She’ll be fine.