Judge me all you want, but keep the verdict to yourself! This quote made me laugh, maybe because I've come across a handful of people who look at my life and don't like what they see. They don't take my circumstances into consideration, perhaps because it's too painful for them to consider, or perhaps because they just don't care.
Some people have hinted that it's been long enough since Emma's diagnosis, I should be used to it by now. Like just because it's been two whole years of hell on earth we should be okay with it. Over it. Moved on.
They don't understand that I can't make commitments because I literally don't know from day to day if we will be in isolation, the hospital, or having a really bad chemo day. They don't understand why I insist on keeping a close eye on my kids even while I'm doing something else (this one is particularly mind blowing to me, but I have had others express annoyance with my child-care habits in the near past). They act as if I should be able to put "cancer" aside and do something else with my brain.
So the life lesson? Who cares what others think! Put other people's opinions out of your mind and go on with what you know needs done. You don't have to tell them off (that's not to say you have to take their mouth). You don't have to explain to them. You don't owe them ANYTHING.
And this is the lesson I am trying to learn :)