Open letter: To my wife who’s battling breast cancer
I'm scared that one day, I'll wake up without you by my side, and I don't want our daughter to lose her beloved mother...
I still remember that day at the doctor's office when you were diagnosed with breast cancer.
It all felt so surreal to me, since I never once imagined that the both of us would be in this situation.
I'll be lying if I told you that I'm not worried. In reality, I'm terrified about what might happen in the future. I'm scared that one day, I'll wake up without you by my side, and I don't want our daughter to lose her beloved mother.
I'll do my best to stay strong
Do you remember our wedding day? I was crying like a baby, while you were all smiles. You were always more emotionally stable than me, and you're my rock. You always kept me calm and collected even on my worst days.
But now, I have to stay strong, for our family. I want you to tell me if you're scared, or if you're worried about what might happen. I want you to know that it's okay to cry, to be frustrated, or even become angry about our situation. But always remember that I and our daughter are here for you, and we will be with you every step of the way.
Even if things get difficult during your treatment, we'll be here. You always supported us during our moments of weakness, and now we'll return the favor. We will be your rock, and you can count on us to make you feel better, even during the worst times.
It's not the end of the world
Whenever I had a breakdown or if I felt really bad, you always told me that "it's not the end of the world," and yeah, you're right.
I know that you'll beat breast cancer, and come out a much more amazing than before. I want you to know that I'm looking forward to a time when you're already cured, so that we can put all of this behind us. Like you always say, this is just a minor setback.
I want you to know that you and our daughter are the best things that ever happened to my life, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. So I want you to fight that cancer as hard as you can, and know that we'll support you 100%.
You're an amazing woman, never forget that.
*This article first appeared on theAsianparent Philippines