CCAM

🎗This is me! CCAM #ablogaday day21

Have you heard the song ‘This Is Me‘ from the Greatest Showman?

It makes me so emotional, every time I hear it I have tears running down my face. In some ways I think they are proud and happy tears because its a really powerful song, it makes me think of Riley.

I think of Riley when he was bald. His bright blue eyes used to shine so bright. He looked gorgeous as ever. But, to people who saw him at the park or at the shop they used to stare! Full on stare at him, make little comments and some children used to laugh. I mean you can understand children because they don’t know that some children can loose their hair, never mind that children can get cancer. Id have thought adults would have more respect though! I often see Riley in my head when I listen to this song, running around at the park or the shops being a ‘normal’ child with his lovely little bald head! That was him! He didn’t need to hide away! I loved him as he was!

I could never hold my tongue and used to have ago at people that stared at him. They shouldn’t be making comments about him. Riley never let them upset him! Baring in mind he was only 2-3 years old. He just got along with his life. They used to break me down.

”Look out ’cause here I come. And I’m marching on to the beat I drum.”

When I hear them lyrics. the tears run down my face. Riley is taking on the world! He has struggled so much through his treatment and now he can go and enjoy his life! He can do things that his friends can. He can do what a child his age should be doing! He makes me so proud! So so so proud!

I think what people have to remember is children that have been diagnosed with cancer are going through the toughest battle of their lives! That is them! They are brave! They will be bruised! Love them as they are! They are so beautiful, gorgeous and so brave and incredibly strong!

I am not a stranger to the dark
Hide away, they say
‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts
I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars
Run away, they say
No one’ll love you as you are

But I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

Another round of bullets hits my skin
Well, fire away ’cause today, I won’t let the shame sink in
We are bursting through the barricades and
Reaching for the sun (we are warriors)
Yeah, that’s what we’ve become (yeah, that’s what we’ve become)

I won’t let them break me down to dust
I know that there’s a place for us
For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ’cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh
This is me

(Oh-oh-oh-oh) and I know that I deserve your love
(Oh-oh-oh-oh) ’cause there’s nothing I’m not worthy of
(Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh)
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
This is brave, this is proof
This is who I’m meant to be, this is me

Look out ’cause here I come (look out ’cause here I come)
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum (marching on, marching, marching on)
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I’m gonna send a flood
Gonna drown them out
Oh
This is me

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