Two years ago Bernie Nolan was given the initial all-clear after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Over the moon, Bernie set about rebuilding her life and making plans for the future. Then in the summer of 2012, she was in her bedroom getting dressed when she found a lump just above her breast. Terrified, she immediately made a hospital appointment, where she was given the devastating news that the cancer had returned. It had spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones and was incurable.
Bernie's first thought was of her daughter. Erin had just turned thirteen and was approaching a time when young girls need their mums more than ever. In true Bernie spirit she vowed not to let the cancer stop her from being 'Mum'. Bernie always said that her family was her greatest achievement and she wanted to be the best wife and mother she could be in the time she had left. In this book Bernie shares her struggle to become a mother, the miscarriage she suffered and the heartbreaking stillbirth of her daughter Kate and the joyous arrival of her beautiful daughter Erin.
This is a book that's brimming with happy memories. Bernie has lived a life less ordinary over the last 50 years, from singing with Sinatra to selling millions of records around the world. This is the story of her journey, both the wonderful highs and the painful lows, the days when she felt she could not go on and the moments when friends and family brought her through fighting. Moving and wonderfully warm-hearted, this is a powerful story of a remarkable life and a mother's brave fight against a vicious disease.