For My Mom

A couple of weeks ago, I made this post, and if you read it, you may have wondered what I might be talking about. What is ‘disappointing’ and ‘catastrophic’?
So here goes-last month my precious mother whom I am so close with and adore so much was diagnosed with MS. I apologize in advance if this post comes out a bit funny. This is difficult and weird for me to try and write about, but for my mom’s sake and my family’s sake, I just wanted to make sure this situation was represented in the right light.
First of all, to those of you who know and have offered your prayers and support and any other help, THANK YOU! We really appreciate you and are glad to have you on board with us while we face this thing head on. To those of you who are just finding out, we hope finding out in this venue isn’t offensive to you. One of the most difficult things about this has been telling people.
As for my mom, she is a fighter. She isn’t going to let this thing have her. How is she fighting? She is educating herself on the disease and treatment options, and seeing an MS specialist. (And if you choose to do some research on the disease, she asks that you seek info from the National MS Society, since it is the most accurate and up to date.) She is staying active, snowboarding, and teaching. She is eating healthy (has been, for a long time!) She is laughing and making good use of humor. She will be starting a drug therapy soon, that should halt any progression of the disease, if it works. So right now we are praying that it works! Which brings me to the spiritual side of this. We are keeping our eyes on God. When we begin to look astray and focus on the disease and what may or may not happen, just like Peter, we start to sink. We are praying vigilantly, and invite you to do the same. Yes, we believe that God can heal Mom and are even praying that He will, but at this moment, it is still present in her body and we are going to confront it where it’s at and hopefully nip in the bud by going forth with the drug therapy.
And at this point, that is where it all stands. Any encouragement, prayers, accurate and helpful information, are welcome. Just know that my mom and our family with her, are fully dependent on God. He is our strength. He is our answer. Not only do we know He is in control, but we are aware of it and grateful.


9 thoughts on “For My Mom

  1. Aprox. 10 months ago my mom was diagnosed with level 4 cancer thruout her breast and bones. I know how hard it is to recieve a bad report on your mom. Our mamas are our dearest “girl friends”. Today she is 100% cancer free! I will keep your family in my prayers, Praise God, unlike many people getting bad reports today, you and your family know where to turn! If there is anything you need, just give me a call, sometimes in a battle we can let our batteries run low (so to speak), if you ever want help getting charged up, I offer my help!! I’ve been there.

  2. Our struggles on this earth are to make us stronger. I’m sorry for your mom’s trials, but it also makes me happy to hear you KNOW who is really in control. And that you look to the Lord for guidance and strength.

    My prayers are with you as well.

  3. My best friend and I have done many a MS walk on behalf of her father. Fiesty cranky old man who obviously isn’t being slowed down by MS! 🙂

    Even though I am saddend to hear MS has struck your family…I’m relieved to know that you have already turned your burden to Him and letting Him carry you and your family through this.

    Prayers to you and your family!

  4. Pingback: Sermon on the Mount of Laundry » Blog Archive » MS Support

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