Many of you read my brother's blog which has regular updates about my mom, but for those of you who don't, I will update you. Yesterday we all gathered at my mom's house to have a girls luncheon. Meanwhile my dad has been concerned about my mom's stomach. It looks kind of bloated and he thought she was starving to death. So he made an appointment to see the doctor. Luckily we were all gathered together at her house because we got yet another blow. The first round of chemo had done nothing. In fact the tumors grew and her stomach is not bloated, it is full of cancer. There is nothing more the doctors can do. They sent her home to have hospice care. No more chemo, no more MRI's, no more tests. My mom can now stay home surrounded by her family.
I feel a sense of panic. I don't want to miss an hour or even a minute. Her days are numbered now. Each day is a gift.
My brother Adam comes home from Peru tomorrow. He's been on an internship and he left the day before we found out my mom even had cancer. He has missed this whole process. It will be good to have him home to complete our family.
Our next goal is to get my mom to the temple next Tuesday when my sister, Ashley will be sealed to her husband Rob. I can't wait to be in the temple with my family.
I am so grateful for the gospel plan. It means more to me now than ever. I was blessed with wonderful parents who taught me what is important. I will always cherish my relationship with my mom. It is so much sweeter with the gospel perspective. I love you mom!