Post # 1
When I was 16 my mom was diagnosed with cervical cancer and she had a 7% chance of surviving…It destroyed me. She battled her cancer for over 3 years and then the best thing happened…she beat it. She is now out of remission.
I remember being 16 and just crying my eyes out just over the thought of her not being at my wedding. It killed me. I did not know how I would ever have a wedding without my mom.
I feel so lucky that she survived. It still makes me tear up when I think about my wedding next year…her helping me into my dress, waiting for me in the chapel, all of the things that so many people probably take for granted.
I see a lot of family drama on my fiancee’s side…him and his mom don’t see eye-to-eye a lot of the time and have a rocky past. I really try to express how important it is to restore that relationship because you really never know when it will be too late. A big part of growing up is accepting an apology you never got.
I love my mom so much and I am so grateful.
Post # 3
That is amazing. It really puts the important things of a wedding into perspective – having those you love surrounding you on your big day 🙂 I am so glad you are lucky enough to have your mom there with you. Those of us that will not or did not have that opportunity would wish nothing more than to have your story be ours!! And even more so, that you are so appreciatuve and grateful is extremely touching. Congrats, and enjoy this special time.
Post # 4
I’m glad you have your mom to be there and take part in your big day.
Post # 5
Amen. I am so happy you’re getting to experience this event with her. My mom has just recently gone into remission from breast cancer. I am feeling so lucky. And grounded. I don’t think I’ll ever get worked up over centerpieces knowing I almost didnt have my mom to see me get married…
Post # 6
You just made me cry..I am so happy she is ok and you get to have her at your wedding.
Post # 7
What a great story I’m glad she can be here with you today. And I like your thought that sometimes you have to just accept an apology that you never got. So true.
Post # 8
Oh I’m just so happy for you and your mom!! A lot of people lose sight of the important things in life and take things for granted.
I wish I had reconciled with my mom better before she passed away.
What an amazing story. i’m so happy she can be part of your special day