1. finding out
As I was looking out the window, I wondered, “Where’s Mom at? She should be home by now.” As the rain poured down, I saw Mom’s headlights in the rain. When she got out of the car, I came running up to her, us hugging each other, and we both walked into the house.
As soon as we had gotten in the house, she said, “Honey, I have to tell you something very important, OK?” “What is it?” “I have cancer.” As soon as I heard those words, I started moaning, “No! This can’t be happening! Not you!” “Have you been to the hospital yet?” I said. “No, but I wanted you to go with me.”
“Mom we have to go right now! If we don’t go soon, it will just get worse!” While we were in the car, I asked, “What kind of cancer is it?” She said, “I don’t know.” When we got to the hospital, we called the doctor in, and Mom went with him into his office. After waiting for an hour, they finally came out.
“So, what kind of cancer is it?” I said. “I have Leukemia.” Mom said. As we went home, I was thinking, “How much time does she have left?