philly bound! anyone joining me?

Thanks to all of you who contributed your thoughts as to whether I should attend Living Beyond Breast Cancer‘s annual conference in Philadelphia. Every comment and opinion was helpful. You gave me much to think about.

Yesterday, though, I had the following conversation with my ten year old son.

Me: So…I have been offered a scholarship to attend a breast cancer conference in Philadelphia.

S. (lighting up): That’s great!

Me: But the thing is, it’s on November 1st, which means I would have to leave on October 31st and miss Hallowe’en.

S.: But this is a great opportunity! We can take lots of pictures. And there will be many other Hallowe’ens.

Me: OK. If you’re sure…

S.: You should go!

Me: Wow. It’s almost like you’re proud of your mom…

S.: What do you mean ‘almost’? I am proud.

Me: [Too moved to speak]

S.: And besides, you can trust Papa not to cut himself when he’s carving the pumpkin. And I’m pretty sure we won’t burn the house down….

So, my family has spoken and I have booked my trip.

It feels like I made the right decision.

Cross-posted to Not Just About Cancer.


4 Responses to philly bound! anyone joining me?

  1. Wow, that is awesome!!!!

    It just doesn’t get better than that!!

    Have an amazing time!!!

    (and make sure they save you some candy corn to eat when you get to see the pictures!)

  2. bcjenster says:

    How great to have that peace of mind from such an encouraging family!

  3. cancervisa says:

    okay I am officially jealous. I use to live in Philly before I moved to Europe. HAVE A PHILLY CHEESE STEAK FOR ME! And a philly pretzel with mustard for breakfast then I can live vicariously through you.

  4. bcjenster says:

    Okay, Cancervisa. Where, in your opinion, is the best place to get the Philly Cheesesteak? Pat’s? Gino’s? I like Sonny’s pretty well. What’s your vote?

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