Friday, May 27, 2011

Day 2 of chemo the camper drives safely

While my 5 year old headed off for a field trip today my mom was anxious to see my new camper which was being delivered this morning to our place. I hadn't given up hope nor the fight to have it safely arrive just in time for the big weekend. I guess I learn a bit of my spunk from her as she never gives up either. It was such a relief to see her feeling well today after just having chemo yesterday. I can't wait to get all the unpacking done and set up finished so we can enjoy some time relaxing out there. Somedays I wonder if it's worth it all to keep our seasonal sight but then it all comes back to me when those moments come to just relax and get away. If there can really be such a thing. You see we dj too. None the less it was a good day all around and not even the rain can rain on my parade today. Thank you to the lord for keeping my mom well today and for the compassion of a great dealership to have went the extra mile to deliver the new camper a whole week ahead of schedule.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Journey...Ovarian Cancer and the Fight to Live

I often speak about my family and special moments in my life. This week even I'm living on the edge. My already crazy life is somewhere between my norm and loosing my mind. So many life changes are occurring so swiftly I cant catch my breath and time stands still for no one. To be honest, I think about my blog daily but I cant find a moment of time to put down the racing thoughts which speed through my mind.

Yesterday at a routine appointment with my Mom. My suspicions were confirmed. Her ovarian cancer is once again bearing its ugly teeth. The doctor informs us its stage 4 and because she was in remission for 7 months its now considered chronic. My mom is an extremely strong person. Stubborn and bullheaded and does not give up the fight easily. However, when the doctor said this is the way its going to go now. Chemo, chemo, chemo until she looses the fight. I completely fell apart!

Ive decided to start a documentary on our journey through cancer and this battle together. She and I and my 5 year old have done it all the past year. So this time, video camera in hand, we will go everywhere. Its unfortunate we've already had problems with the camera but I will be using a different one and hope to educate the public as well as leave something behind for our children and grandchildren. A time capsule of moms memories as told by her.

I am concerned about my 5 year old and how she will handle all this. I plan to be honest and upfront.  I pray with all my heart and soul for my mother. I know she can beat this or give it a heck of a battle. I ask all my friends, family, and followers to pray for her and give her the strength to once again beat the odds on this horrific illness.

Please follow my family and offer any words of encouragement or advice you may have. We learn in life through one another.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Prom 2011

Some people think Im crazy for having had the first 4 children in 5 years. Today has been one of the moments for me marked in time. Just 6 years ago My oldest 2 double dated for prom and today the younger 2 are doing the same. Its been so exciting!

I truly feel blessed to have such wonderful children. I hope you have a fun, yet safe evening. Jeremy, who graduated 2 years ago... (swore he would never go) but his girlfriend changed his mind. Katie, you dreamed of this day. You do look like the princess you always wanted to be. 
Love you both, Mom