I often wonder what my boys will think about their childhood having grown up with cancer in the midst of their lives? I continuously try to "pour" into them, as much of myself as I can. These words below resonated deeply with me when I first read them...
It was in the middle of chemo last week that I had a revelation. Nolan had told us that he would be starting in the quarter final section game against Buffalo that night, last Tuesday. He would be skating on a line with Matt Herbranson, and Jack Stetz, who just so happened to have moms who also had survived breast cancer! Nolan would be centering the line with Jack on the right, and Matt on the left. I texted my friends, and asked if we could do a picture together.
Here we are- Sue Stetz in the middle and Steph Herbranson on the far right. We were so proud of our boys! We posted the photo on Facebook and were overwhelmed by the response it got.
Imagine our bigger surprise, when our boys came home, asking permission to be interviewed by Chris Murphy from the Fargo Forum.
The story ran in today's paper. Here is the link:
I'm so honored to read this story. The three of us. The three of them. Bonded together by the hard, but also the grace, and the perseverance to move forward- together- surrounded by a loving community that walks along with us.
Our boys? Got it just right... and I'm deeply humbled that they articulated their thoughts so well.
The Moorhead Spuds hockey team will play in their section final tonight against Bemidji up in Thief River Falls! Go spuds! Onward Moorhead!
Will you help cheer us on?