I’m a little late to the party, but I just discovered The Daily Post and the blog’s weekly challenge for bloggers.
This week’s challenge is to finish this sentence: “I Wish I Were…”
Thirty years ago I would have said, “I wish I were a farmer or a doctor or a scientist.” Twenty years ago I would have said, “I wish I were destined for greatness.” Ten years ago I would have said, “I wish I were someone who could change the world in a positive and enduring way.”
Today I would say, “I wish I were going to live long enough to see my twins turn eighteen.”
Of course I know it is still possible. “They” say anything is possible. I just don’t think it is very likely. No, I’m not one of the women on those TLC shows about ladies who have their first baby at age 70. And, no, I’m not someone who believes in the Mayan Calendar doomsday prediction for next month.
I am just a mom in her thirties who was diagnosed with Her2 positive Stage IIIc breast cancer when her little boys were in kindergarten. I now realize that to these young boys, I am a doctor, a farmer and a scientist. To these little boys, I am great. And if I can just stick around long enough to help them grow, I will be changing the world in the most positive and enduring way possible…
*If you’d like to take the challenge yourself: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/weekly-writing-challenge-i-wish-i-were/