Monday, April 11, 2011

The Waiting

Mother Teresa once said,

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.

I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."


Right now Rach and I pretty much know what she means.


The hard time that she spoke of in her last post have pretty much been the focus of our lives the last few days.


My Mom is a cancer survivor.

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A few weeks back there were some signs.... There has been the usual range of emotions, from denial to anger but no real answers...

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Then the MRI!!! A shadow on the brain.


The usual questions, the anguish while we awaited answers.

A day spent at the hospital...Tests, consultations... More tests and yet more consultations....

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The good news: no signs of more cancer anywhere in her body... The bad news: a 4 centimeter tumor on the left rear side of her brain...


Her surgeons? you know those angels that the Bible speaks about that we entertain unaware?????
Yeah, I think I spotted a couple today.

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We have surgery scheduled for O-dark-thirty on Wednesday...
There are still a few questions. And life is nothing if not filled with uncertainties..

So for now I will adhere to that Unknown Authors quote:

"We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way."

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So I guess I will be busy asking some questions, because my life has been filled with happy moments because of that woman...

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Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts on Rach's last post, not even knowing what was going on...

YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!

 

Mr. Daddy

35 comments:

Shana said...

I am sending up more prayers that God will heal her and steady the doctors hands and point them in the place they need to be. I will more than anything pray for your entire family's peace and understanding and healing and for God's will. I am here for you guys if you need me. I know GA is a long way away but I can listen...errr read.

Melissa said...

Steady prayers for you all...

renee said...

praying for all of you!!!! love.

Lady Old Soul said...

I'll keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers, and will be sending good thoughts out into the universe for a very speedy recovery after her surgery!

*hugs*

Pam Bowers said...

Praying for your family!

lifebythecreek said...

Praying... for God to work through the surgeons and other doctors; for all cancer cells to be removed. For every little part of your mom that makes her so very special to be spared. And for God to be present and holding you all close as she undergoes surgery; for the sweet aroma of "the peace that passes all understanding" to fill the room.

Sarah said...

What a tough thing to go through! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! (and those pictures are fantastic--she seems like a neat lady :))

Kara said...

Praying so very hard. Hang in there.

I've been there... tough, tough times to say the very least.

Keep stepping. You've got a lot of support around you!

trooppetrie said...

praying for you and for your family. We serve a amazing God who can heal even what we do not know needs heal

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

Oh, my dear ones, you have my thoughts, my prayers, and my support! Please keep us posted and know we are here for you! God bless!!

Mom of M&Ms said...

We are so lifting you up down here in Texas!!!! Cancer is scarey.. but God is great! May God's own hands guide the surgeon's, may all hospital staff be comapssionate and see their own family members as they work with your family.. May you all feel the presence of sweet Jesus in your midst!

Tamar SB said...

Sending healing thoughts to your mom - she is clearly really strong and will do great for sure!
Tamar

sara said...

Praying for your mom, family and the surgeons tomorrow!!

stephanie said...

Praying for y'all! And I have to say the picture in the lawn chairs just makes my heart smile. I love it!

Heather said...

Big time prayers going up for you and your sweet family. Especially for wisdom for the surgeons.

Allenspark Lodge said...

What a wonderful, joy-filled set of pictures. You are all loved and in our prayers.

Bill

K- floortime lite mama said...

my heart is breaking for you
Sending you a billion prayers that things work out for your mom
you guys have so much good karma due to you - I have to believe that things will work out and that your mom will be okay

Stacy said...

I will be praying for your Mom that she comes out of this battle a survivor again. Those photos of her are wonderful and show her great spirit.

Mrs Mom said...

Knee mail continues from this corner of the world. We love you guys!

Brandi said...

Sending prayers and hugs.

Bethany said...

Praying for you. My heart breaks for the pain and uncertainty you are feeling. And rejoices with you for the wonderful legacy your mom has and is building with you all.

Furry Bottoms said...

The Mom is so beautiful. Keep strong in your faith, whatever happens was meant to be according to his plan. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Prayers, hugs and LOVE!

Jennifer Haas said...

My prayers are with you all!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Mama you have! Best wishes to your family...

Amy said...

I wish I could give all you guys a big huge hug, but for now I will just pray. Praying my heart out with you and your family.

HeatherOz said...

Many prayers and hugs for all of you!

Kelly said...

Sending prayers for your mom!! and your family as you wait....

Wendhy Jeffers Photography said...

Much love and many prayers!!! Thanks for the kind words on my blog as well!!

Diane said...

Such a beautiful, heartfelt post. Prayers being sent for your family.

Kmama said...

Oh wow. I'm so sorry you guys are going through this. Many, many prayers and positive thoughts for you all!!

Susan said...

Have all of you wrapped in heartfelt prayer. Hoping you get very good news soon and your mom is, once again, a survivor.

Tiffany said...

Crying & praying along with you guys. Let us know how we can help.

robin said...

Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers!

Aunt Crazy said...

I'm so sorry! I've been away from the blog circle for a bit because of my own insanity and I had no idea! I'm hoping things went well yesterday!!!