I wish I had other things to post about like summer fun, vacations, anything else. But this is my life. And my mom is such a big part of my life that it is hard to think about anything else.
My mom is slowly recovering from her surgery. She is so weak and has such a hard time catching her breath. She is on oxygen most of the time. When I go to her house I can hear the oxygen machine running and I follow the long hose to where she is sitting. But she is there. I have to tell myself how lucky I am that she is still here. Some people lost their moms today and my mom is still alive. How lucky I am.
I have been cleaning her house and doing odd jobs for her. Add this to being a mom of 3 little children and I am BUSY!! So don't expect updates regularly anymore. There hasn't been much change in mom other than she is getting weaker. The insurance company is fighting them on the chemo they have chosen so that has been pushed back a couple of days. Hopefully today she will get it and we are praying it makes her feel better.
I remember the day I found out about my mom. I went running in the morning and after I was finished I sort of had the runner's high. I'd never felt it before but I began to cry and said a little prayer of gratitude for how blessed I was. I even said out loud, "Please don't give me a trial because life is so good right now." That very evening I found out about my mom. Kind of ironic. But I have learned so much about myself and about my Savior. My testimony has grown and I have a better knowledge and understanding of the Atonement. For that I am grateful.
My brother has created a blog now so for those of you who want to read his feelings link to his blog called "Josh" on my side bar.