Battling Cancer from a Child’s Perspective…

Understanding cancer from a child’s perspective can give you incredible insight about how to reach and support them!

Are you ready for life lessons you can’t learn in any classroom? How about HUGE changes in the way you feel about everything? Cancer affects your life perspective and teaches you to appreciate things differently… #changingyourperspective #appreciatethethingsthatmatter #lessonsyoucantgetinaclassroom #quotestomakeyouappreciatelif

Just before the Cancer Bomb exploded into our world, I had the privilege of marrying the most incredible man and my four AMAZING stepchildren.

I didn’t realize at the time how significant this battle would be from a child’s perspective, but what I learned pretty quickly is that it was a significant deal for all of us…  The truth is, I spent days, sometimes weeks away from home and there was always an uncertainty of when I was coming back…

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This is a guest post written by Sophia my youngest stepdaughter, describing the cancer battle from her perspective.   I was honored when she asked me about writing this from a child’s perspective, to help other kids who may be going through something similar.

 The Cancer Battle from a Child’s Perspective …

Being a kid when your stepmom is helping your grandfather who has cancer is not fun. It was pretty hard to get used to.

In my opinion, Jenn being gone in general wasn’t the easiest.

Sometimes I felt like she was never coming back. (P.S. Sometimes Jenn felt like she was never coming back either!) Even though it made me sad I put my chin up and helped as much as I could.

Things I had to do (when I was the only girl of the house) …

I had to do everything in one day!

  • Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Took care of my dad, brother, and my dog
  • I had to do my homework and go to school every day.
  • Dishes
  • Took care of my horse

Doing all of those things took so much time out of my day.  

Managing My Time…

While waiting for Jenn to come back, I had to do everything she did. I set a clock for like a half an hour and did it that way. After I got out of school I went to the barn (where I help take care of several horses), I came home did my homework, then I did some laundry and dishes, and lastly, I had to take care of my dad, brother, and my dog.

Many people would have said “Woah!” Keep in mind I’m only 13, but I’m very mature for my age. Not every kid is the same.

Most kids wouldn’t know what to do about it. I didn’t know how to handle the situation at first, but then I got used to it.

Here are some tips to help your kids out…

  • Find someone to talk to. An honest and trustworthy person that knows what you’re kinda going through.
  • Try to help out around the house and do some extra stuff.  Your parents will appreciate the help and it makes things easier for them.
  • Know that God is always going to have a plan even through the rough times.
  • Keep yourself busy…it helps a lot.

 Having extra support is always helpful…

None of my friends really knew what I was going through so it was pretty hard to talk about my feelings with them.

Jenn was there to always support me, and I was always there to support her. No matter what happened we were there for each other.  We used Facetime when she was away and talked about the same things we do when she was home.

Having some extra support is always good to have because you don’t necessarily want to hold all of your feelings in and then take it out on someone else. To help with that you should find someone who really understands the situation.

I am sure if I can get through this and I’m a kid you can get through this as an adult.

Even though it may not be easy just keep your chin up and stay positive!

If you’re looking for other ways to manage your life too, we’ve got you covered!

Sophia has a heart of gold and was a HUGE help during our cancer battle.  During our absolute worst time she created signs and letters that reminded us to stay positive and keep pushing forward. She was always reminding us that we could do this! 

When Sophia is not busy keeping us motivated or with school work, she is riding horses at SS Equestrian Services, especially Memphis who she loves more than just about anything else in the world…

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 Are you ready for life lessons you can’t learn in any classroom? How about HUGE changes in the way you feel about everything? Cancer affects your life perspective and teaches you to appreciate things differently… #changingyourperspective #appreciatethethingsthatmatter #lessonsyoucantgetinaclassroom #quotestomakeyouappreciatelife

Are you ready for life lessons you can’t learn in any classroom? How about HUGE changes in the way you feel about everything? Cancer affects your life perspective and teaches you to appreciate things differently… #changingyourperspective #appreciatethethingsthatmatter #lessonsyoucantgetinaclassroom #quotestomakeyouappreciatelife

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