Saturday, April 28, 2012

Update on My Momma

MIA...that's me. :)

If you want to find me, I'm at my parent's house and I'm SO happy to be here. Trent's been gone during the week, so Collins and I moved out to the country! :) We did come home for the weekend, but maybe I'll be back! My family is so close and I love when we're all together.

I know a lot of you have been wondering what the family health issues have been. Four and a half years ago, my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She fought it hard. Boy, did we all pray she'd come through this battle with flying colors. And, she did!

I have a strong Mom. Looking at her four years ago you would have never known she had breast cancer. Her wig was beautiful, her smile was still that cute half smile she does, and her heart was still joyful. The Lord blessed her and us with this trial. She has been a light to SO many and has helped many women go through the same walk.

So, about a month ago we found out the breast cancer was back....but it was a totally different type of cancer. We couldn't believe that mom's body created another type of cancer! We were mad. We were upset. We were sad. After a night of sleeping on it, we knew the good Lord had changed our hearts and we were ready to do whatever we needed to do to be there for mom. Mom had a totally different attitude about it all too and she was ready to fight this yucky cancer once again. We knew it was all in God's hands from here.

The doctors got mom in for surgery within a couple of weeks to remove the cancer. During surgery they found a sentinel lymph node in her armpit. The surgeon removed it for precautionary methods and sent it to the lab for screenings. Within a few days we found out that the node was not harboring ANY type of cancer and mom was clear again!!! PRAISE THE LORD!! Oh glorious day!! <---- Love that song...have you heard???

Mom is recovering well and my sweet grandparents are here to help too. We are so thankful for their help and love. Mom looks great and is busy on facebook on her phone. :) Things are getting back to normal. :)

Thank you for all your prayers, concerns, sweet flowers, and cards. I have said it before, but I truly am blessed with dear friends and family. xo

PS: Can you pray for one more thing? Will you pray for me to feel God's guidance in my life right now and surrender to his decision making?!? I haven't told a soul yet other than my family, because I've been lifting it all up to the Lord. Trent and I are feeling a push to move. We love our home, our neighbors, the memories we've made, the school district we're in....but one thing has been on our hearts. A yard. A yard to just run in! Are these weird emotions? Our home's backyard is our neighbor's side of her home. We've talked until we turn blue in the face and until I end up in tears. I feel a pull, but I feel upset all at the same time. I guess I just want this future house to feel like a 'home' for Collins. We've done so much to our current home to make it feel warm and I guess I just feel like I can't do it again. Trent fell in love with a 23 year old home that no one has lived in for 3 years! Hello weeds and cobwebs!! But, we are going for our second visit tomorrow. My mind says," 23 years old??" But, my heart says, "I love it because I see the joy in my husband's face when he sees the backyard." And, here's the scary thing....our home isn't even on the market!! Want to move to Lexington anyone?


1 comment:

  1. I have been praising the Lord for the good news regarding your mom's path report! I also have been praying for healing and ease of pain for her.

    And I will pray for clarity and for God's guidance for you. That is a tough decision to make, because you do have a lovely home (from what I have seen in pictures). Obviously there would be work and sacrifice to get a 23 year old home to the level of warmth and comfort you desire, but there will also be shared memories of those projects and an awesome sense of accomplishment.

    Hope God provides you the peace and understanding you need in this process!

    Love and hugs to you! Please share a hug with your mom for me too!

    Amy F.