Sunday, May 4, 2008

Update

I have had many phone calls, messages and comments from all of you wonderful people.  I am so grateful for my friends who care about me and my family.  Last week was busy and kind of a blur so I didn't have time to update you on my mom.  Well we don't know much more other than the tumors or masses are in fact cancer (malignant).  We aren't sure of the primary source yet but we should know Monday or Tuesday.  Keep praying for us because we need all of them.  

My mom is being very strong (as she usually is).  She is hopeful for a less serious form of cancer that is treatable.  Of course we all hope for that and will pray for it.  I can't help but let my mind wander at all the possibilities though.  

On Saturday her ward gathered together at the church and began a fast for her and another woman in her ward who also has cancer.  She said many people joined in on the fast and all knelt in the relief society room to open the fast with a prayer.  It is touching to see how many people care about her.  I know she is wonderful but so many others know as well.  It makes me feel very lucky that I get to have her as my mom.  

8 comments:

amy said...

I'm a really good listener so if you ever feel like crying, laughing, yelling or talking you know where I live. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Kami said...

We will continue to keep her in our prayers. I too am hear if you ever want to talk.

Shauna said...

We will continue to pray for her. She is such a great person. My mom said she still has her sense of humor through all this.

The Gatherum Family said...

Amanda,
I am so sorry that you are going through this right now. I don't know what to say, other than to let you know I am thinking of you and have been ALL week. I don't want to intrude or bug you but please know I am here if you need anything. I think you are all doing the best thing possible and that is to TRY to stay positive and have faith. I'll talk to you later. Adrian

Jenna said...

Whatever you need, I am here for you. Your family was included in our fast yesterday and continues to be in our prayers.

Jen said...

I'm so sad for this tough time for you. If you need anything please let me know! Your family will continue to be in my prayers.

Debbie said...

What a nice thing your mom's ward did by fasting for her. I wish I had been there, but she is in our prayers and thoughts constantly right now. You kids are all such good strong people.
Keep the faith!

Logan and Ashley said...

We too fasted and hope our faith along with all the others will help your mom in any way possible. Please do call if you need some one to just listen to you. Thank you for the update, I have been so worried about her over this last week!! We will keep your family and your mom in our prayers.