The first time I came home after Emma was diagnosed in May 2010 was at the beginning of that August. We spent the entire summer in Memphis. While we were away, our local Walmart was remodeled. Imagine my confusion the first time I went grocery shopping!
I remeber walking through Walmart wondering if anyone recognized me. Did they know about Emma's story (it had gotten a lot of recognition because of how she was diagnosed)? Did they know that my child had cancer?
But no, nobody paid a bit of mind to me or my shopping cart full of groceries. Much, much later, I read a similar thought on another cancer mom's website. Later than that, I read the same thought on someone else's site. This lady had lost her mother, and she stated she'd walked through Walmart wondering how everyone could be so happy. Didn't they know her mother had just passed away?!
That got me to thinking about that first trip to Walmart when I arrived home. No wonder no one paid attention to me. They were all wondering why I wasn't paying attention to them!