If you have read my two previous posts about being the mother of an adult child diagnosed with cancer, you will understand the relevance of the above quotation from Eleanor Roosevelt. I felt totally unprepared for such a turn of events, and was unsure I could be strong enough throughout. I think it was my ego self that did not feel strong enough. I knew there was a centered, resilient, able part of myself I could call on to do what was required. I just temporarily felt I had lost access to it. That's what fear and the scary stories you tell yourself do - they obsure vision of, and access to, what you know and who you really are. It was Kipling, I believe, who said that of all the liars in the world, our fears are the worst. My next post about my journey through this with my daughter will describe how I examined, exposed and learned how to move through the fear. In the meantime, dear Eleanor's quote above helped me put one foot in front of the other to do what had to be done.