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“You are more beautiful outside and stronger inside than ever before”

It is so hard to tell that to your wife when she is fighting the anxiety of being diagnosed with breast cancer.  The bouts of crying and the number of well-wishes she is receiving is probably overwhelming her.  The fact of the matter is that she is stronger and more beautiful than ever.  Maybe my eyes are welling up with tears as and I’m seeing a glow that I haven’t seen in 20 years, but my wife has never looked better.

She had a great day today getting out and continuing to do what she loves and then spending time with her family.  My mother graciously took the kids and we went out for a movie, dinner and alone time.  It was a chick flick that I would have rather waited for on DVD, but we went and I let her have her movie.  It was all about girl power and it made her cry.  It was her first crying fit in a couple days.  She really need it.

Distraction is the name of the game and keeping her busy is the most improtant thing I can do to keep her distracted.  We accomplished quite a bit today and she was fine until that movie got her back to thinking about the cancer again.  This is a strong woman who is used to fighting physically but this is not something she can beat.  Fate has dealt her a blow and now we must wait for the oncologists to help her set her plan.

Tomorrow will be a better day I’m sure.