“I cannot go on like this”

We arrive home on the last gorgeous afternoon of February. Kelsey and I walk the dog, get the mail, and enjoy the weather for a few minutes.

When we finished homework, Kelsey hid between pillows and pouted. She was sulking in a way I have not seen in a while. Immediately, alarms flash and trigger.

“What is it Kels?” I ask shaking.

“Mom, I just cannot go on like this.”

“Like what?”

“I cannot go on with a daily needle, Mom. How long is this supposed to go on? I just want it to stop!”

With that, tears streamed down her face and mine.

Though she inherited my dramatic gene, this one was honest and raw.

I was at a loss.

I am at a loss.


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3 thoughts on ““I cannot go on like this””

  1. Prayers for you, your family and for Kelsey. I can not know what you or Kelsey are living through. I can only pray for you every day . Kelsey’s Great Grandparents, Jack and Til Moore, taught me how strong prayer can be and I have those I pray for everyday. I do know life can be full of sad times and full of love and laughter. It is okay to feel sad, to feel angry at this disease, and yes, to think “why my daughter”. Go with whatever emotion you are feeling and let it be okay for Kelsey to feel her emotions as well. You are a strong and wonderful Mom. Try to remember and to gather strength from God and from all those who love and support you. What you are writing here will help you and help many other “moms and Kelsey’s” as they go through this ♥️

  2. Your families strength as well Kelsey’s continues to amaze me. She is an incredibly brave young “woman”, well beyond her 6 years. Love you!!!

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