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Facing Breast Cancer as a Husband and Father

Today was a typical day. Woke up, got dressed and went to work. My only concern was the upcoming weekend of fence building. (Too mad mother nature seems to have other plans!) I’m not going to lie, hiding inside from the rain sounds like a good weekend in my books.

But then, hiding in my inbox was a link to an eye opening blog post.

Written by a dad, it was his story dealing with his wife’s battle with breast cancer.

It got me thinking… what the hell would I do if that was me? What if it was CleverMom? How would I handle it? How would I keep it together, for my wife, and the girls? What is a man supposed to do when he feels completely helpless?

Its a sobering thought, and something I hope I never have to experience.

I encourage you to check out Jim’s post and give your wife and your kids an extra hug tonight.

So please, check out Jim’s post, being a husband and father when your wife has breast cancer.



  1. Thanks for sharing…this is very important… my daughter was born with a heart defect, and I do my best to appreciate every day. Thanks for joining Life of Dad, my man.

  2. Hey Tommy!

    Thanks for the comment. I’m constantly thankful that we managed to have two healthy girls. Heart defects run in my wife’s family so we feel like we’ve dodge two bullets!

  3. Its something that every father hopes they never have to go through. I have had that thought cross my mind once or twice and I always try to make it leave quickly. Its not something I want to concentrate on at all. I have a lot of compassion and feeling for those that are going through it.