It’s hard to believe a year ago I was in El Paso because Mom has a tumor removed from her abdomen. I’m back because the cancer has returned and now she is going through chemo treatments. I talk to my parents every day checking on them but it’s so hard to know what is going on or how to help until you go visit. I’m so glad that Jason went on kid duty and I could go hug on my parents for a weekend.
I am leaving El Paso with confidence that my mom will beat this awful disease. I have faith that God will answer prayers. I’m impressed with my dad and the support he is offering to Mom. I’m blown away by the strength of my parents and their love for each other.
As I look out the window and I’m awed by the early morning beauty, I realized that I learned or relearned many lessons this past weekend.
- Faith and prayer conquers all.
- Always trust God and his plan for you.
- Love and support makes hardships much easier.
- Cherish every day and make the most of everyday.
- Hug, kiss and tell your family and friends how much you love them.
- We can control our mind and thoughts but not our body.
- Your friends will rally around you in tough times so chose them well.
- Collective knowledge is good but can also be overwhelming.
- When you ask someone how are you, actually stop and listen to their answer.
- Never underestimate how much your simple smile, a warm hug, a sweet phone call, a quick text, or a heart felt card means to someone while they are facing a hardship.