AMEN for Cyn! Love this! God gave those little children to you, mama--you. No one else can mother them like you can. You may have your work cut out for you, but you're the one cut out to accomplish it.
As an addition, I don't remember what it feels like to be healthy anymore, as well as no pain. It's absurd how quickly you forget something so great, to the point that you're never sure if what you're living with is what's normal or simply something you've gotten too used to. Bah.
Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender Pretending that I'm doing well My need is such I pretend too much I'm lonely but no one can tell Oh-oh, yes I'm the great pretender Adrift in a world of my own I've played the game but to my real shame You've left me to grieve all alone