September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each day a different guest blogger will be featured who will generously share their personal experience with childhood cancer.  Stories are always more potent than statistics.     
By Pauline Grady
I’ve been thinking a lot lately.  I’ve come to a point in this journey that I am feeling a little lost.  It’s a common issue.  Sam is almost done with treatment, but where does this leave me?  Where does this leave a woman, a mother who worked full time prior to her son getting sick?
I started thinking about the different emotions I have felt since the beginning.  How lost I was, how much I felt that I had found a side of myself that I never knew existed and how I am now feeling lost again.  Lost, found, lost.  It is amplified when I meet the newer moms.  A common phrase I hear when I meet the new moms is “I don’t know how I am going to do this.”  Usually I only have a few minutes to talk to the new moms so my answer is usually “you get through it because you have to get through it, and you will.”  I’ve been told that numerous times when I was sure I couldn’t “get through it” and I’m sure I will continue to hear those words.