Sunday, August 10, 2014
When Life Gives You Lemons...
Well, I've been wondering how to write this post, and debating if I even should. But I've come to think of you all as friends and as a support system, and all of your prayers can only help, so here goes...
My mom (who is my best friend) had been having some stomach pain and problems for a few weeks, so she recently went to a couple of different specialists to have a series of tests done. This included a colonoscopy.
When I spoke to her after she got the results, I was expecting the usual "everything is fine" report. I was completely unprepared and stunned when she said, "It's not good news."
They had found a cancerous mass on her colon. I couldn't wrap my brain around this.
My sweet mom, who is 72 years young, so beautiful and incredibly healthy and full of life...how could this be?
Well, in the last couple of weeks it has slowly started to sink in. Although this news at first devastated me, my family and I are choosing to trust God. We believe that He is good and faithful!
So we're taking these 'lemons' and giving them to Him.
My mom is having surgery this Tuesday, the 12th to have a large portion of her intestine/colon removed. The good news is that they think that the cancer is contained, and that they can get it all! So we're focusing on that.
My mom has a wonderful attitude, and the peace of God is on her and with her.
I truly believe in the power of prayer, so with her permission, I'm asking you for yours.
Thank you all so much for your kindness and encouragement! I appreciate you more than you know.
I may not be posting much or visiting you much in the coming weeks, but I'll be thinking of you all and will keep you updated on her situation.