Wise words from a 14 year old caregiver

When I was diagnosed with lupus and Breast Cancer my biggest fear was how to handle these adversities with a child who would see everything.  Children are sponges and I was fearful my aliments would put a burden on our small child, at the time.  I’m the mom and my job is to take care of her, not the other way around.  I quickly learned that children have a natural instinct of being a care giver without hesitation.  Whether it be covering you with a blanket,  getting you some tea, or even just holding your hand.  They truly want to be involved and know how they can help.

I wanted Mackenie’s perspective on this topic and here is what she had to say.

“Having a mom with cancer and lupus is all I know. To me she is just mom, I don’t see her diseases. She is one of my best friends. It’s not a second thought for me to help out when I can. Asking questions on what she needs. It makes me happy to help. It maks me happy when I know I have put a smile on my moms face. Sometimes a hug helps us both feel better.”

Advise from Kenzie: “Trust your instict. Love them with your whole heart. Support them in the good and bad days.”

You can see why I am such a proud mom. We can all learn from eachother. I have learned so much from 1 year old Mackenzie to now 14 year old Mackenzie. She is wise beyond her years.  One thing tuly resonated with me when I asked her about her role as care giver. She said, “It’s just what we do, we are family, we take care of eachother.”

Yes my fabulous fighters, we are family, and we take care of eachother. Thank you for always taking care of me, my heart and my soul.  And thank you to my amazing duaghter Mackenzie for her insightful words. I am truly, truly blessed.

Wrapping you all in fabulous light and love, 

xoxo- Fab and Mackenzie 


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