So my heart goes out to all the families that have recently received their diagnosis. I wish nobody else would have to get the news ever again, but sadly many more families will walk this road too.
What helped us cope was the decision just to focus on "now", I figured if I could just take one more step, just one more day then before we knew it we would look back. And fair enough we don't know where our road will lead, but we wanted to make time to "live life" too. I recently read a book called Hannah's Gift and something that stood out so completely was when the doctor said "make the best decisions with the information you have at the time". You can't do much more than that!
We gained so much strength through Bianca's courage, her ability to smile and to make the most of every day:
Dedicated to Bianca
So if you are sitting there today in total disbelieve, shock and your heart broken into a million pieces - know that you are not alone, know that things can become more manageable, know that it is okay to cry, but also okay to smile!
Remember, you can't choose what happens in your life, but you can choose how you handle it!!!