Taylor Swift loves Rockstar Ronan! And I don’t love Obnoxious Complainers! So shut up!





Ro baby. I am trying to breathe tonight. I am trying to focus on all the yummy goodness that has filled my days. Because of you, and the effect you are having on the world. I actually had a lady come up to me today and tell me that I didn’t only change her life, but I am creating a movement. A movement, Ro. I hugged her. I cried. But what is new….. I’m always crying. Those were powerful words that she said to me, as she looked me in the eyes as I watched her eyes, well up with tears. I told her it was all you. Not me. Never me. Always you.

So, I am trying to let some things off of my chest because there are people who just don’t get this, or who do get it and just choose to ignore this and are not worthy of your story. They just are not. And I have to accept that. I cannot change everybody. I cannot change the person who knows your story, knows who I am but does not care. So, she sits in front of me and bitches about all the stress in her life, like the remodel of the 1 of her several homes. Complains right in front of me Ronan! And I am so pissed at myself tonight. I sat back and pretended like I wasn’t standing right there, as if I was invisible because I know if I let myself get pissed about the all of the asshole people in the world, that I am going to wasting a lot of time and energy on negativity. I have enough Inferno Fuckwad Bob in my life to go around for everyone. Do I really need to add to it? Do I really need to let stupid shit, get under my skin? No. But it does because I am human. And I know what it means to have real things to worry about such as just trying to stay alive. Every day I pray for death because the love of my life, DIED, of Childhood Cancer. I’ve got to come up with a new plan. And it cannot consist of the berserk fantasy moment I had in my head where I ripped this ladies hair out and told her to shut the fuck up because she has all of her babies and that is all that matters. I am going to have to take a less violent approach so I don’t get my ass shipped off to tent city with Sheriff Joe. It will maybe just have to be something like, “Oh, do you know Ronan? (slip her one of your little cards) Oh you do?(because everyone that lives in our very big but very small little city does) I am so glad. He is amazing. You know he died from Childhood Cancer, right? But gosh, I am really sorry that you are so stressed out over your home remodel. I hope it turns out to be beautiful.” Kill em’ with kindness, right Ro? Either that, or just choose to look the other way. Fuck that. I’m not looking the other way anymore. People need to wake up and stop bitching about such nonsense. Your house remodel, is NOT a problem. Your nanny quitting, is NOT a problem. Your nail breaking, is NOT a problem. Kids dying, everyday IS a problem. The dad just diagnosed with Lung Cancer, who is not a smoker, IS a problem.  All of the kids around the world, who don’t have homes or families, IS a problem. Not getting to wipe your babies sweet tears anymore, because he is DEAD, is a FUCKING PROBLEM!!!

Enough with the complaining about make-believe problems. Go visit a Children’s Oncology floor and then see if you can leave there, still bitching about your problems. Actually, do not go and visit this floor. The fact that you sat and complained in front of me today, is your fucking problem, not mine. You are not worthy being surrounded by all the beauty that shines off a kids Oncology floor. You are not worthy of any of the beauty that is going to come from Ronan’s story. Do you know what I heard today, asshole lady? I met the most beautiful family. Little Elizabeth Blair who has Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. She was talking about her bald head and how she doesn’t have blond hair, like her mommy anymore. Her mom just looked at her and said, “But where does beauty come from, Elizabeth?” Elizabeth answered right away. She said, “It comes from here,” and pointed at her HEART. Her heart ladies and gentleman. This 5-year-old knows more than most adults. This 5-year-old knows what is truly important in life. This 5-year-old is going to grow up to be an incredible young lady. I am pretty sure she would have anyway, due to the family that she is surrounded by. But now she has that extra sparkle in her eye, that most people do not. A sparkle in her eye, just like you did, Ro. The sparkle that is going to help to change this world. And hopefully make more people, stop complaining about stupid shit and doing something that will actually help to make a difference. Even if it means they just make their kids’ lunches for school and give the nanny/housecleaner, the day off. So be it. It’s a start. Baby steps can be done. They can be done and they can turn into something much bigger.

Maybe it starts with giving the Nanny the day off, paid of course and actually driving your kids to school, yourself. Then guess what? The next thing you know, instead of spending Thanksgiving basking in too many pies and food to eat, you and your entire family, spend a few hours, in a soup kitchen. Pretty soon it starts to set in that, “Oh my god. I am so thankful. I mean really thankful. I am thinking about that family today, who is having to spend their first Thanksgiving, without their Ronan. I have all of my kids. They are healthy. I want to be a good person. Not just a good person, but a REALLY good person. Because I am thankful. And blessed. And because so many people, are not. But deserve to be. So I am going to work really hard, to try to make a difference somehow, in this world.” Or maybe not. Maybe you would just sit around Thanksgiving, obsessing about everything you are going to buy on Black Friday. Obsessing about the Jimmy Choos that are going to go on Sale at Saks. This is probably the case. So in that case; fuck off. But I really hope your contractors are not late, AGAIN! I mean really, they were an hour late and you screamed and yelled at them because that is so much of a real problem? Those paid employees can be so rude sometimes. I don’t know who they think they are. The sense of entitlement of those blue-collar workers, is just beyond me. Shut up lady. Shut up and fuck off.

Oh Ro. Sorry your little post got Hijacked tonight. I just had to get that off of my chest. UGH! I have ONE more thing to say. Hang tight, little man. DEAR PEOPLE WHO STILL HAVE ALL OF THIER CHILDREN- Please STOP. I do not want to hear anymore, “Oh… Ronan is happy. He is in Heaven. God is taking care of him, you don’t need to worry.” I’m warning you NOW. If I have to hear this one more time, it is not going to be pretty. I get that most of you mean well, but you also have all of your kids. You get to watch them play soccer, you get to hang up their art work, you get to kiss them goodnight and tuck them in bed. You get to do all of those amazing things, therefore you do not have the right, to tell me my child is in a better place. Because I can tell you, I can fucking guarantee he is not. He is not here, with me, which is the only place he belongs. So please, keep your he is with GOD and in a better place comments to yourself. It may bring you peace, but it only makes me angry. Pray for me all you want. Bring on the prayers. But stop saying the things above. I’m going to start carrying a weapon with me, like Silly String. The next person that says this to me, is going to be douched in Silly String. You’ve been warned.

On to the amazingness, RO! Moving forward. Breathing. Inhaling the smell from your GiGi that is covering my face. It smells like you. Let’s start with the darling Taylor Swift. That’s a good story to end with. Or how about the “Fan Mail,” that I am getting sent to Katie’s Shop, like the Foster the People signed concert poster. Ummm… Hello lovie who sent me that. So rad. Thank you. Or all of my Ro Baby Maya’s Mafia Fans whom I met today, by chance, who just popped into Katie’s store to buy bracelets. So sweet. I loved meeting a few of you today. The love you have for us is so inspiring. The awaking I am seeing in these beautiful people, Ronan, is very moving and powerful. Just like you.

Crap… sidetracked! I just have too many great things to blab about! Back to T’ Swizzle. Who told her about you? Because I am so very sure, it was one of your little Fairy God Mothers down here. I was contacted by her event manager. “Taylor would like to extend two tickets to her show, plus a meet and greet with her, before hand. Are you available?” Was I available? Why yes, of course. I knew with all the amazingness going on, that I wanted to see if I could work my magic just a little. I have no shame, so I asked for 5 tickets instead. Poof! My wish was granted. Now, I just had to come up with a plan to reward some very special people in a very special way. I told Katie about the email. I knew the two of us, would come up with something very yummy and delicious to do. We thought about having people bid for the tickets, to raise more money for your foundation. We knew the tickets, could have gotten a lot of moolah. But that seemed to be defeating the purpose. We have been watching how hard, our little Rockstars have been working, to raise their 200 dollars to model in the show. Then Katie showed me this FB Wall post written by Elizabeth’s mom, the little girl with Stage IV Cancer.

Oh my SWEETNESS! Holy Willy Wonka! Today was the absolute BEST!!! Today we ran, walked, skipped, piggy backed, wheeled and twirled a 5K to fight Childhood Cancer at Grand Canyon University “Pinkalicious Style!” What does “Pinkalicious Style” look like you ask? Well, let me tell you we had everything from argyle to piggy tails, rainbow to more rainbow and lipstick! You can’t forget the lipstick. And oh my, the most AMAZING, “Beauty comes from within the heart” t-shirts designed by our multi-talented long time very special friend Chris Wahl!! He designed the most perfect shirt for my most perfect little girl. E’s Team consisted of not only the most incredible besties that a girl could ask for but also her past preschool teachers, babysitters, and new friendly faces of the kindest individuals who truly give the meaning to our team shirts. Beauty comes from within the heart. Team Elizabeth showed genuine beauty today. Each and everyone of us crossed that finish line in true pinkalicious style whether it was by wagon or walking, running or riding, age 5 or age 50. Medals were made and miles were gained all in the fight against childhood cancer. And well, Lymphoma, it can kiss our determined pinkalicious butts! Because we rocked it out there today! But, that’s not all. The kids also rocked it in our front yard today. They ROCKED it GOOD! As promised, Elizabeth, Kate and Bryce were fundraising full force with their Super Duper Candy Scoop Shop featuring a Rainbow of candies and Rainbow Manicures. Although, there was no rain, they each had a pocket full of sunshine and were ready to make things happen with a rainbow of colors in Pop Rocks, Gumballs, Lemonheads, cherry rainbow and pink lemonade Swizzle Sticks, gigantic Jaw Breakers, Gummy Bears, rainbow heart cookies, and rainbow manicures. Have I mentioned Elizabeth LOVES rainbow anything? The proceeds of todays fundraising efforts will benefit The Ronan Thompson Foundation. The Ronan Thompson Foundation and The Garage Boutique for Kids are hosting a Rock the Runway Fashion Show Event. My 3 kiddos are all participating. Although they may not all model, they all 3 are certain they want to help raise money to help in the fight against Pediatric Cancer. These kiddos made BIG BIG accomplishments today! I would say a top accomplishment for each of them to date. Their goal for today was to raise $200.00 each for a total of $600.00. Are you ready for this? Are you ready to hear what my kiddos raised in our front yard to fight Pediatric Cancer? $1019.64!! In three hours, these determined children fought for their sister, they fought for their cousin, they fought for their friends, they fought for your family, they fought for our family, they fought for Ronan and all the other children who have won or lost their battles to childhood cancer. They fought hard and they fought proud! My husband and I are so completely impressed with how busy these little bees worked today. But we are not surprised at the results! You, our community, our family of friends are more than generous. We had a complete stranger drive up and give $100.00! Oh my SWEETNESS! We have a toothache tonight from all the sweetness. We are blessed, thankful, and just so happy for all the kindness, love and of course beauty that comes from within all of your hearts. So whoop there it is! $1019.64 going to The Ronan Thompson Foundation. You are beautiful, The Blair’s P.S. Elizabeth went back to school on Wednesday!!

It was a no brainer. We wanted to extend the invitation to The Blair Family, to go with us. I had Katie call them today. She said it there were tears all around. My heart fluttered. I had not met The Blair Family, until today. Until after this phone call was made. About an hour later, they came bouncing into Katie’s shop. I hugged Elizabeth’s mama tight and we both cried a little. I rubbed the top of Elizabeth’s smooth, bald head. It made me miss you so much. Turns out, The Blairs, LOVE Taylor. They already had tickets. They gave their tickets to some friends and Elizabeth’s brother and Daddy get to go as well. We are so exited to take Elizabeth, her mama, and older sister, with us- to meet Taylor and to sit in some really good seats. It is going to be an amazing night. That Taylor, has a heart of gold. Just like so many of the lovelies that seem to be coming out left and right, Ro. They all love you so much. Amazing things are happening, my little man. All because of you.

Ro baby. I wish I could tuck you in but I can’t. So I will cuddle with your blanket instead. I will go to sleep, without my Ambien because the pain is something I need to be in. I cannot mask or cover it up. I will fall asleep with my tears soaking my pillow because it is where I need to be, now. I love you so much. I miss you so much. I hope you are safe. Sweet dreams, baby doll.


31 responses to “Taylor Swift loves Rockstar Ronan! And I don’t love Obnoxious Complainers! So shut up!”

  1. Unbelievably AWESOME!! 🙂

  2. you are fucking awesome. rock on with taylor swift rockstar! i am so excited for you guys!! i actually could read a few smiles in this post. i love that too. did you see princess kate in england that with beautiful bald boy? she is going to make a pick about the charity she will support. i SO hope will be childhood cancer. that would make such a difference.
    peace to you,

  3. I have goosebumps!!! What miracles Ronan is working… The momentum behind Ronan’s Foundation is building and building…. I can’t wait to see where it takes us all!

  4. Maya, the silly string is funny shit! Lol! Sorry, had to start off by saying that! It’s sad that I know people that complain about stupid things like not being able to go out bc of no babysitter, or how they have a scratch in their car, etc… I say to them, at least you have healthy kids and family so stop your effing complaining bc I’m NOT the one who is going to give you sympathy!!!!!! After reading this, I made an extra donation to St. Judes. My 7 month old and 6 year old walk with my husband and I in 5ks to support childhood cancer research. We also donate clothes and toys to women’s shelters, and this Thanksgiving we are going to volunteer at a soup kitchen. It’s sad to think that I wouldn’t of done some of these things of it wasn’t for Rockstar Ronan. I feel Embarrased saying that. BTW, Taylor Swift rocks!!!!! Gonna be thinking of all of you tomorrow! Hugs from Ohio! Your doing great things Ronan! May you visit your mama every night!!!!! 🙂

  5. I love you maya!!!!!!!!!! I wish people would stop saying those things to you too- I do think you hit it right on the head, it makes them feel better to say that.
    You and Ronan are with me daily- I cannot count the ways the two of you are changing the world!!
    I say load up on silly string- you may need a ton of it with all the bitching in the world:(

  6. Oh yay! Douched with silly string. I love that! Ha.
    I am so amazed at the Taylor Swift thing. Unreal. Not only are you and Ronan touching and motivating so many people to start making a difference, but somehow it got to Taylor. One more celebrity who knows about you two. One more person who can speak up and speak out about childhood cancer and hopefully touch more people, get more people involved. That is so so so so so awesome. Elizabeth and her family are like, whoa. You and Katie were so right about choosing them to go with you. That family deserves to go, even more so since they love Taylor.
    Gosh this whole post was just amazing news. Besides the dumb broad who is more concerned with her posh life.
    That woman who said you started a movement, that’s exactly correct. She took the words right out of my brain. That’s what you and Ro are doing. Creating a movement that is unlike any other for childhood cancer. I hope the world is ready for you and Ro and the mafia behind you two. *BOOM*

  7. You are truly inspiring with your strength and devotion to your Rock Star Ronan. As a mother of six, I have never had to overcome the death of one of my precious gifts. I don’t have any idea what it is like to live the life you are living. Like I said before, your strength and devotion come from a place like no other…God. I know you have different beliefs and that is just fine but hear me out. The people who tell you that your sweet boy is in Heaven with God and no longer hurts only try to comfort you. As a Christian, that is our ultimate goal…to be with God in Heaven. Your son has given the ultimate sacrifice like God’s son Jesus did….his life. As a Christian there is no higher honor. God left you behind because He has amazing plans for you; Ronan was your guide. Ronan’s story is touching places and opening peoples eyes; God needs that. It’s hard to fathom why people must leave us to help God’s plan but we must trust that more good than bad will be the result of your endless pain. I thank you for opening up my eyes and seeing God working in your life…He loves you just as much as He loves me.
    Praying for all children and families who must experience cancer

  8. Great day, you are inspiring. All our love, thoughts and prayers to your beautiful amazing family.

  9. I LOVE Taylor Swift and Ellen! Taylor was on Ellen yesterday and I tought to myself those two are going to know about Ronan soon and spread the word. …… (Thoughts are powerfu) ❤


  10. Beautiful post!
    Rock on Mama… rock on Rockstar Ro!
    Peace & strength

  11. Rachel New York, NY Avatar
    Rachel New York, NY

    Maya, I have been following your writing for quite some time. You truly are creating a movement. So many things strike me when I am reading your posts. This time “You are not worthy being surrounded by all the beauty that shines off a kids Oncology floor.” really got me. I volunteered for 3 yrs at Sloan Kettering in Pediatrics. You hit the nail on the head. Ironically perhaps, I don’t think I have ever seen so much beauty. It changed my life forever to see children loving and living like children should, beautifully, innocently, despite the often insurmountable obstacles they would face daily. This past January my dear friends lost their son Liam, 6 yrs old, to neuroblastoma. They, like you, fight everyday despite their agonizing loss to make things better for every other child out there. I am certain you, like they, are changing hearts and minds forever. Thanks for all you do. Your Ronan is truly an inspiration and can never, will never, be forgotten.

  12. Wow, so awesome, Taylor Swift! Amazing! Love you Maya! Keep keepin’ it real girl! I will keep praying for you always as that is just what I do 🙂 I hope the event at Garage is perfect and the concert is wonderful! You deserve it. God bless you as you continue this journey, this movement, this fight! love and best to you today, may you feel Ro’s presence today, xoxo

  13. Hey, just don’t forget us little people with you getting all famous and shiz. 😉

    JUST KIDDING. I am soooo happy for you. I am soooo happy that childhood cancer is getting the attention it deserves. I sooo hope the momentum continues!!! I know it will on my end!!


  14. Maya, my prayers are with you as you attempt to deal with people who keep telling you what you specifically asked them not to say… Ahem. 🙂 Have fun at the concert and I hope you see daily signs from your sweet baby boy.

  15. Hey Maya, I know you don’t reread your posts, but you might want to check this one because I think you’re planning on dowsing people with Silly String, not douching them. Getting a Silly String douche would certainly leave a lasting impression, though! 🙂 I have another friend whose perfectly healthy 18-month old son died in his sleep (after 1 year old, it is called Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood). Terrible. And she wanted to punch people who told her that her son was in a better place, because there is NO BETTER PLACE for a child than with his mother.

    1. I absolutely meant douche!! In the best way possible! I love that inappropriate word:):)

      1. Ha! That makes me like you even more. 🙂

  16. Amazinh! Love Taylor, she just oozes happiness and you can see that sweet sparkle in her eye mixed with a little devilish spunk! This is why Ronan picked her….they would have a blast of silliness together and a ‘rule breaking’ kind of day! Powerful, carefully chosen moves are being made Maya, sending you love and respect for helping Ronan live on in the hearts of so many! Let the movement begin….

  17. Thank you for being so very you and so honest. You are amazing. Susan G better make room bc Rockstar Ronan will soon be as, if not more, recognizable!

  18. Hi Maya!
    Sending love and prayers from Miami! I’ve seen the sayings you posted at the beginning of a couple of your previous posts prior to you posting them…and believe it or not thought they were fucking perfect for you! I almost sent them to you in an email! So seeing them actually posted on your posts made me laugh out loud! Anyways I purchased some of your naughty Ronan bracelets and was wondering if you had any of the Maya’s mafia for sale? Also, is it okay for us to send Taylor Swift love for her gesture towards you and Ronan? I so want to be part of your mafia. You are making great changes and can’t wait to see them happen! XOXO

  19. Maya
    I came across this and thought of you. Her son is also named Ronan.
    You in my thoughts and prayers. Keep up the fight!

  20. Sorry Maya
    Here is the link

    1. Kerry, thanks for sharing the article. What a beautiful live story just like Maya’s and Rockstar Ro’s = priceless ❤

  21. Only 592 signatures needed on the petition! I am telling everyone I know!!!

  22. Maya: I read your blog daily. You’ve inspired me to be a better mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend. You’re an amazing mother and a true fighter. I think of you and Ronan everyday. I read this and immediately thought of you. One you read, you will know why. F U CANCER!!!!!! http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=855104&f=28&p=0

  23. Taylor Swift! WOW! Love to hear this good news. Can’t wait to see your rockstar gear for this big event!

    I can totally imagine this silly string douching event and it makes me smile. Purple tutu on, silly string in hand, DOUCHE, launch naughty bracelet, throw some purple glitter , strut away in your Inca Badassness!

  24. Amazingness!!! T Swizzle rocks! So do you. I find that even through your grief, crying, fake it til you make it smiles, some amazingness shines through your foggy view and you do wonderful things for people because of your sweet Ro. You carry two hearts. Double the love.

    This is why I love reading your posts. It’s about all the good stuff even through the bad. The sunshine peeking through that fog. The drive you have. This drive reminds me to continue when I think I can’t.

    And I definately love that you use many of my favorite words like douche!! One of my favorites! And my other favorite word, cunt, for those cunt bitches complaining! LOL Sorry but I had to share. :). ❤

  25. LOOOOOOOOOOOVE to you and your family ❤

  26. I thought of you a lot this week, Maya. I thought of you when my little cousin was diagnosed with liver cancer (he’s only 1) and then exactly a week later, when my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. I’m thinking it’s time for me to go get one of your famous bracelets.

  27. Our church, in Culpeper Virginia, donated all collection money today to Elizabeth Blair. See, you are making a difference, and helping other people through this nightmare. I have been keeping up with Super Nate too. Just wish I lived closer so I could help.

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