A Mother’s Love.
Two years ago out of nowhere, my very vivacious, healthy and active mother had a seizure. The MRI revealed a brain tumor. Upon biopsy, the Dr’s diagnosed my 71 year old mother with Brain Cancer. Glioblastoma to be exact.
Dazed and confused, I looked at the Dr. and asked “Now what?” expecting to hear that they would remove it, do chemo and send her home. What I heard rocked me and the rest of my family to the core. The Dr. very simply and emphatically said “enjoy her. She probably has at best 18 months to live.”
Being the youngest of three and the only girl, I went into instant grief. It gripped me like a vice, squeezing all hope and light from my soul. I stayed this way for days until a small but clear voice in me said “This is not the time to grieve.” Everyone kept saying “You’ll never regret time you spend with her. Just treat every day like it’s the last.”
I knew that I had to make a change. I realized that I had to change my pattern of thinking. Time had become my enemy. I kept thinking “Is this the last Mother’s day with her? Is it the last Thanksgiving with her? and on and on.
What I started to do is end my calls with her by saying “I’ll talk to you in the morning Mama, or, I’ll see you Sunday Mama.” I started allowing myself to hope for a miracle and pray for that miracle.
My mother has now made it to 2 years past her diagnosis date. 6 months past what the Dr’s said she would live. Although she still has a cancerous tumor, I fully hope, pray and expect that that cancer will leave her body and she will live on. I ask you to share in this prayer with me as I know the power of prayer, gratitude and positive thinking. I know in my heart my mother’s love for her children and grandchildren has given her the will to live. I pray everyone has this kind of beautiful love in their life.
Love and Light,