My mom asked me a couple of weeks ago if I might make her a few cards for the doctors and nursing staff that has been so good to her throughout the last few months. And she says because she would buy cards anyways, she would naturally pay me. Haha. Silly mom. I would be delighted to help you thank them.
I blogged about my initial reaction to my mom’s diagnosis here: http://daughter0fzion.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/no-one-ever-told-me-that-grief-felt-so-like-fear-c-s-lewis/. It has been about seven months since the first diagnosis. Seven months of major surgery, and chemo treatments… And tomorrow she goes in for her last round of chemo. Over and over my mom has told me she would not have traded this experience for anything.
We talked this afternoon about how she would continue with followup appointments, to make sure the cancer stays in remission. I suggested it’s hard to keep it in the foreground – and she disagreed. She does not want to ever be so far from this experience that she forgets how comforting the Lord has been. She does not want to forget how much even a simple card, or flowers, or sitting with someone through chemo days can mean. She does not want to take any of life for granted.
Mom, I am so very very grateful with you for the staff God has blessed you with, for the care you have received, for the support you have had throughout this journey. We are all be more appreciative of the breaths we take, and the memories we make because of the hard road you have been on. Soli Deo Gloria.
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