Friday, July 14, 2006

Tonight I am heavy-hearted.

My parents came over early this morning to treat the kids and I to breakfast and find some garage sales. I come from a long line of garage sale fanatics. It's what we do on the weekends during the summer. The kids ran up to the car as soon as it pulled into the driveway, practically knocking my mom over in the rush to give her a hug. Her and dad were all smiles, getting that special look that grandparents get when they see their grandchildren. I stand back and observe, as I love to watch it. When the kids have sufficently smothered MeeMaw and PawPaw with chatter and affection, I go to give mom a hug. She sighs.
"Ann's in the hospital again," she says, speaking of my aunt. "She's got a blood clot."
"Oh, no," I say, giving mom a kiss.
"And your sister has a problem."
I look at mom's face, thinking I know the problem and wondering if I'm right. I thought there might be trouble between Teresa and her new husband. But Mom's mouth quivers and her eyes become moist. "She had a colonoscopy done. They found a mass..."

I don't remember her exact words. But they believe the mass to be malignant.

My sister is 42. The mother of four boys. A widow of cancer. A newlywed.

She will have surgery next week. We will know more then.

It's difficult to put words to the emotions. I'm not sure I can. I am asking everyone to pray. For what? I don't know. My faith is stretching thin, but I know God is sovereign, and it is only in Him that I have any hope at all.

My first thoughts are selfish. But this is far-reaching. Teresa's boys are our greatest concern.

Pray for them. Pray for her. Pray for my parents. Pray for us all.

21 comments:

Melzie said...

((hugs)) and prayers for you, your family and that precious new family also. xoxo melzie

heartsjoy said...

Hey girl, I wrote you an e-mail but just wanted to comment too that I love you and will be praying for you and family.

Gina said...

Our family will be praying with yours.

shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

Praying with and for you--

yerdoingitwrong said...

Oh darlin. =( Just hang in there and take it one day at a time. Remember to try to think positively. My prayers are with you and your family.

Andreia said...

Prayers coming from here in Houston

dcrmom said...

Ohhhhhh nooooo. I'm so sorry to hear this.

~Jennifer said...

I'm very sorry. I can only imagine what you and your family must be feeling. Praying for your sis.

Bttrfly1976 said...

I am so sorry. In a way I understand, in others I don't. Problem is, it doesn't matter if anyone understands, it doesn't make the pain lessen at all. You are in my prayers.

Honora said...

How awful.. I'll pray, too.

tonya said...

I will be praying for you and your family.

Mama of 2 said...

YOu most certainly have my prayers for your sister and your family. I lost my aunt who was 49 a year and a half ago to lung cancer and I am still not sure I have come to terms with the loss.

I am hoping good things for your sister.

Keep us all informed.

thebarefootpoet said...

I'm so sorry my dear friends. No tried and true quotes, just know we walk with you.

Love you.

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

Here's a (((hug))) and of course prayers for you and your dear sister.

Heth said...

Oh wow. Definately praying for you and your family.

Rabbit said...

This has been on my mind and heart since reading your post yesterday. Praying for all of you, Supermom.

Cmommy said...

Praying for all of you...{hugs}C

Chappyswife said...

God bless you. Praying for your sister.

Jen said...

Hugs & prayers to you from Indy!

Diana said...

Oh no, I'll be praying for you guys, all of you. ***HUGS***

Everyday Mommy said...

S.

I am really, really praying. My brother had colon cancer. If you need talk just let me know and I'll call you. I mean it.

Loves,
jules