We are moms. We have cancer. What??
Since I only lived with cancer 2 years I think my biggest challenge was raising children. One should never have to choose though, both are difficult. Most women choose to have children, no woman chose to have cancer. Your children are at difficult ages and need much love and attention.....they probably do not understand what is happening but realize that things are changing......they are really too young to understand what may happen to their mother and probably resent the fact that your illness steals away valuable time they feel should go to them instead of going to cancer.......:-) Hugs
I think raising children is far more challenging. Blessed with six, I am consumed with raising them right. I long for them to be educated, well-read, contributors to society, thoughtful, kind, generous, giving, happy, love the Lord with all their hearts, make wise decisions... and ultimately leave a great imprint on other lives. I have cried harder and more over my children than over my cancer.At each stage of life for each of them, I need the wisdom to determine when to step in and instruct, when to step back and let consequences be their instructor. I think it's the hardest job in world, but I love it! Challenging - YES! Worth it - YES!
I'd have to say living with cancer because, for me, it has made raising my children so hard. If I didn't have this complication I could handle most anything. I want my energy back!