I lost my Mother to this infiltrating evil just 9 years ago. She was one of the strongest women I have ever met. Her survival of this life was truly remarkable. From the beginning she faced obstacles that would shatter the average person.
When my Mom was 36 years old and pregnant with my sister she was diagnosed with Cervical cancer, and upon delivering she then faced Kobalt Radiation. She beat it and continued on her brutal journey.
In July of 2006 we were dealt the next hand of disaster when it was determined that this beautiful soul, was to face this beast again. Colorectal cancer Stage four. She was 76 years old, and when she woke up from surgery and we had to tell here the news, this incredible spirit looked me in the eyes and said “Well it is what it is, nothing for it.”
Coming home from the hospital, trying to juggle the new norm of Single Mom getting kids back and forth and caring for my champion during her fight, and working full time was such a whirlwind of changes. Through it all my Ride or Die, my Best Friend, took everything in stride, never missing a beat. A Chemo regimen was in place and thanks to help from one of the greatest friends in the world and my Mother-in-Law, we had 18 months with my Hero.
On Tuesday September 29, 2017, my daughters and I learned that we are at war with this pestilence once again. My daughters once again are facing the loss of their beautiful Grandmother. My Mother-in-Law has been taken by storm with metastasized cancer and we have very little time left. This monster has been quietly spreading throughout her body and is now in her liver, lymph nodes, lungs and worst of all brain.
WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Needless to say I am spending my days by her side making sure she is as independent as possible. The merry go round has begun but at a much faster speed reaching the end in possibly the next 3 to 6 months.
Again I am witnessing true Grace and contentment is this loving soul. She is demonstrating true strength that she derives solely from her faith in her God ‘Jehovah’ and his son Jesus Christ. Both of these women have survived great mountain climbs because of their faith. I hope I am just as strong.
So for now my friends I must bid you adieu. My writing will be limited for now. I am truly a blessed woman for having been given the gift of being a part of these two HEROS lives. Thank you Jehovah.