My dad dropped us off at the front door of the clinic, and I helped my mom into the building as she was already feeling a little woozy from the medication. She smiled at me and said, "Things you never thought you would be doing, huh?"
I looked around at the oncology clinic waiting room and realized that it has become quite a familiar place to our family. I've known several families who have experienced cancer, but until it invaded my family, I never could have known how cancer turns the world as you know it upside down.
MRI, chemotherapy, anti-nausea medications, blood tests, doctors visits, calls to and from the nurses... these are the events that seem to fill our days with my mom right now. And in between all of these medical procedures, we are squeezing in some sweet and meaningful moments every day.
There truly is joy in the journey, not matter how difficult; and I would not trade a second of the time I've had here with my mom.