Sunday, September 7, 2008

What kind of title do you give to a post like this?

I posted about Julian back in December before anyone really read my blog. I still can't believe how touched I was and still am by his story. Maybe because my Goober is only a few months younger than Julian, maybe because they both loved Cars and Lighting McQueen. Maybe because anyone, parent or not, would have no choice but to let such a beautiful light into their heart. Julian left our world in January of this year and Mimi, his mother, continues to update his Care Page and continues to fight. I am awed by her strength. Truly just awed.

Because when I read about Julian, when I see pictures of Julian, when I hear Mimi's words about Julian and the battle they waged with cancer my heart crumbles. I simply can't stop crying. I simply can't fight back those tears, that lump in my throat, that searing pain and anger at the injustice that is cancer.

I want to do something and then I realize that there just isn't much that can be done. Other than telling everyone about Julian, other than encouraging other people to read about him, to read about all victims of pediatric cancer. It is gut wrenching.

And here I sit, with my three beautiful healthy children who have barely known the pain of a common cold, while Mimi goes on fighting for Julian and every other child who has to endure this battle that no child should ever have to endure.

Dawn posted today about the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon that was on television the other night. I had no idea it had even been on and that Julian had been shown. Check out her blog for the link to it. It is truly powerful.


Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

I would definitley have no choice but to let such a beautiful light into my heart.


maybe just simply titled: BEAUTIFUL.