I wanted to share why I took an absent from here. After posting about going full time with blogging, my family and I received the confirmation on some terrible news we were waiting on. I wanted to wait to share this news until I felt ready.
It has taken me weeks to process this and say these words to myself, and the reality still hits me hard. I wouldn’t say denial is the the word but saying these words out loud and writing them here hurts so much. My beautiful mother- my strength, my guidance, and my very best friend has recently been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. She has never smoked, never drank, and has always maintained a healthy lifestyle. This disease can affect all of us, not just smokers. Anyone who has a pair of lungs and can breathe can get lung cancer.
Since we heard the word “Cancer” back in early October my life has been turned upside down. Still I decided to remain positive and tell her there was hope. We were hopeful and we prayed for a different outcome. Naturally it was a shock for us all when we heard different. We never suspected this will be us right now after all the appointments and tests she had done these past two months.
I didn’t want to share this right away because I wanted to give her space and respect that it isn’t my place to share nor my path to walk. But I will walk along side her. And so will my dad and my sister and all those who have shown up during this time of need and showered her with love and encouragement. I been so lucky and blessed to have both of my parents for these past almost 30 years of my life and I am not ready to let that go.
My mom has a scheduled surgery on December 2, this will start the beginning of her journey. She believes in the power of prayer and wants me to ask you all to please pray for her. Pray for her to endure the pain, gain strength, and remain positive through it all. The days ahead will be long, but She is a Fighter and I know she Won’t Give Up.
November is LUNG CANCER AWARENESS lets raise awareness to this silent killer.
UPDATE DEC 8, 2019- My mom’s surgery was delayed due to her heart test. After seeing a cardiologist and after a procedure at St. Luke’s Hospital her surgery was back on for Dec 6 and it was a success. With this journey I have discovered a lot and truly grateful for the parents I have.
With marriage we promise our spouse “in sickness and in health”
but how often do we actually have to go through it.
I have always talked about my dad being the hardest working man I know. He’s always provided for me and my siblings growing up with two jobs for as long as I can remember. We never had anything missing. Even when he was 18 finding out he’ll be a young dad he always provided for me with more than I could ask for. Yes we missed out doing things with him throughout the week but we always looked forward to Sundays just to be with him.
I thought I loved and admired him then but seeing him NOW with my mom and how affectionate, attentive and loving he is makes me want to cry. He has been there since day one, through every step of the way right by her side. I know he’s also going through a hard time too. And I am so proud of the daddy I have and the amazing husband he is to my mom. We are so lucky to have him. This fight against Cancer has only brought them closer together more than ever.