Our Little Holiday Card. We wish you all nothing but Love, Health, and Happiness not only in 2013, but Always


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  1. Maya, just being able to sit and write that card shows how strong you are. To be able to put up with people being materialistic and greedy at this time of year and still show love and think of others is truly amazing. And I don’t know if you will read this but I wanted you to know (even though I know it won’t make anything better for you) Ronan has touched my life so greatly, every time I listen to Taylor’s song, I still cry and I find myself living better since finding you guys, whenever I’m complaining about a pitiful thing or “having a bad day” I make myself take a second and remind myself that I need to live my life to the fullest for those that never got the chance, like Ro, Newtown victims and every other child that this horrible disease has taken too soon. And lastly that, I’m 21 and that I am pursuing a nursing degree and want to specialize in pediatric oncology. Everyone always says ‘that sounds horrible, why?” Well, to put it simply I want to help you and every other parent out there fuck cancer and kick it’s ass. I pray God may find you a little peace during this time of year <3

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  2. Layn

     /  December 18, 2012

    I love you too, Ronan! <3

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  3. Rachael

     /  December 18, 2012

    You are a beautiful family that inspires me and so many people every single day, The impact that Ronan has on anyone who reads this blog is amazing. I am so glad to have found this as it is truly the biggest inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your story. The shirt I ordered from Palmer Cash is my new favorite shirt :)

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  4. Jordan

     /  December 18, 2012

    Maya. I just wanted to tell you how much Ro’s story has inspired me. I know, you hear this all the time and anything I’m about to write won’t matter to you but……you’ve inspired me. You made me realize it’s okay to not be freaking happy all the time and that you don’t HAVE to fake a smile through your holidays without a loved one. It’s alright to be angry at the world and have bad days where you want to yell at everyone on stupid social networking sites complaining about how much their lives suck. I’m not like other 14 year old girls. I know cancer fucking sucks, and kills so many people. I personally haven’t lost anyone I’m very close to from that asshole cancer but I lost my mom almost a year ago. I’m not going to tell you I know how you feel because I don’t. There’s a huge difference between your Ronan’s death and my mothers. I hope you’re not upset at me for including what happened to my mother. I just wanted to say that your blog helps me grieve. You’re an amazing person and mother – Jordan

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  5. This is the saddest fucking card I have ever read. Fucking cancer.

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  6. Michelle

     /  December 18, 2012

    Maya, You are right– this is your blog. This is your outlet to express your emotions. Hang in there girl! Don’t pay any attention to anyone who may bring you down. Hugs from Texas. ;)

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  7. Glenda

     /  December 18, 2012

    The bright blue sparkly eyes that captured my heart dec 2010.

    Rolove always!
    XO

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  8. Sending wishes right back to you for 2013 and always. I hate that so many of us are without our child/children during the holidays and always. Fuck you cancer!!

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  9. The card is a wonderful way to honor Ronan – beautiful. I never have the right words to express what’s in my heart – just know I think of Ronan and Ty and all the other beautiful kids lost to this beast and I promise to honor their memories in the way I live my life and I will share their stories with whomever I can get to listen. W

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  10. YOU do NOT have to explain yourself to all the people who think you should be over your grief. I dont even understand that comment. How do you ever get over not having your baby in your arms, not being to see them grow up, not ever hearing their voice again? You dont get over that ever.. The pain will lessen and go dull over time…but there will always be moments where it will break you all over again. I dont believe that time heals any wounds…. but I do hope and pray that time makes life easier for you… and I fully believe that one day you will get to see your Ronan again. And as for those wanting to make you believe in what they believe, that’s just dumb. I am a muslim, and I have my beliefs, but I will never ever want you to believe in what I do just because I believe in it. I have read your blog for a few months now, and I have honestly fallen head over heels in love with your little boy… I actually dreamed about him the other night, where he was running around playing and you were laughing and smiling… sometimes I miss him for you… It hurts me to know what you must feel like… I never met your little one, but I wish I had. He was so gorgeous mashallah, and I am so sorry for your loss. I will always be sorry. As a doctor, I promise you, I will do what I can to help find the cure for neuroblastoma. I promise you. I cannot wait for your Poppy to be born, and for you to look forward to days/months/years with her. She is your gift :)

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  11. I find it too painful to read your posts about life with Ronan, before he passed. I have read the days leading up to that and I have sobbed. But right now, I made the mistake of going back to your posts at the end of Nov of 2010… and omgosh I could only get through a few posts. Ronan was perfection. Watched the video of you all on Hero Central for the first time today…read about how you wrote in your diary that the coming year was gonna be the hardest…before you found out about the cancer. Which is crazy. And I remember reading how you said you knew you wouldn’t have him forever, deep down you always knew. I wonder if that’s a mom thing…or was it just the fear of losing something so precious to you? You wrote in Nov 2010 how much he meant to you, and that you thought it was because he was your last baby. I think it was definitely more than that. This baby was and is your whole world. I am sorry Maya, and I always will wish I could bring him back for you. Happy holidays, and plz dont feel too sad too often. :( please be strong. Thinking of you and Ronan always. xo

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  12. alyselancaster

     /  December 19, 2012

    Given the heartbreaking circumstances your family has been dealt, this is the most perfectly written holiday card you could have composed. How you had the presence of mind to do it is beyond me. But then again, you amaze me every day. Love and hugs to all of you.

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  13. Tanya W

     /  December 19, 2012

    You don’t seem like the type of person who would have a plug for support from your readers, but I think you would have success suggesting to donate to The Ronan Thompson foundation in somebody’s memory or honor for the holidays. I donated money in honor of my mother and grandmother. I told them about your story, and told them that the donation was their Christmas gift, and they responded by telling me how proud they were that their gifts could potentially help a child and a family. I feel like sometimes people need to be reminded that donating to a great cause, like yours, is about the most wonderful gift that anybody could give. …Just a suggestion, but I think you are doing fantastic things, and your tell-it-like-it-is attitude is what has set you apart from so many blogs out there… it is what has gotten you so much attention because you are so real, and so relatable. So thank you for sticking to what you believe in, and continuing to do what is best for you. You are a true inspiration, and I hope to be half the mother you are one day. I wish you have tons of ‘okay days’ during the holiday season. Keep up the amazing work.

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  14. nena

     /  December 19, 2012

    Maya, your card is very beautiful and poignant. your courage motivates me to pause… and do nothing but pause. thank you for giving me a moment

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