My day was soooo not interesting, because I basically did nothing. I’d prefer to do something. But I don’t even know what I would like to do. We used to do a lot of stuff as a family, like help at Next Chapter, pack back packs at church, cook at home, have friends over and more. My parents were gone more in the evenings before cancer. Now we stay home a lot more. I notice most that my dad has been home more, and that is good. I have always had a lot of time with my mom. That hasn’t changed.
When I found out mom had cancer I had no idea what to think. I really didn’t know anything about it except it was bad. I did not like mom and dad crying because it made it all seem worse. I have a friend who also has cancer. I understand more how she feels. I now know what it is like to be in a family who has cancer.
Over the last few months, I have asked God a lot more questions about the world. How many people in the world have cancer? How many people struggle with different things, like poverty or sickness or other suffering? Out of those people, how many don’t know God? I haven’t come to any conclusions but I would like to somehow find out. I can’t say my faith has grown since my mom got cancer. But it hasn’t gotten worse either.
It seems like everyone is praying for us. My friends tell me they are praying for me and mom and I am grateful for that. A lot of people help us and I am overwhelmed by how great of a community we live in. I am excited for this to be over and our life to go back to kind of like it was before.
These are the thoughts of an 11 year old girl, the second oldest kid in the Maier family.