Monday, May 10, 2010


I have spent the last week in Ohio by my mother's hospital bed.  There were many sad and emotional moments as my brother, sister, and I received her diagnosis of lung and brain cancer.  There  were also moments of  laughter and smiles.  Many of those moments were spent with my great-niece, Hayden--or thrift shopping with my sister-in-law, Marie--and my chef brother's cooking was something to smile about as well.
The days ahead are full of uncertainty, but I know the One who holds all of my tomorrows, and I am so thankful that I will be able to trust Him to walk beside me each step of the way.  I don't know what people do without Jesus and Christian friends.  I am so very blessed.


Linda said...

Denise, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's cancer diagnosis. This I know is a hard time. You are right God is right there always and you are in my prayers.

erin said...

i am terribly sorry to hear of you mother's diagnosis. i am praying for her. may you find the strength you need to help you through this most difficult time.

martinealison said...

Je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage et je comprends votre peine à l'annonce d'un tel diagnostique. Chaque fois que j'allume une petite bougie, mes pensées vont vers ceux qui souffrent... Je vous envoie toute mon affection.

slommler said...

So sorry about your mom's diagnosis! I know this is scary and hard. I agree with you...without do people cope?? Boggles the mind!!
The little girl is so gorgeous!! What beautiful eyes

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Hi, Denise
I'm so sorry to hear of your moms diagnosis, you're very lucky to have your family to walk with you during these times. Precious little niece.

Debbie said...

Oh Denise, I am sooo sorry to hear this news. I will be keeping you and your mom in my prayers.

Jessica said...

bless your heart! i'm praying for her and your family!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I will be praying for her, and your family in the days ahead. I am with you, how do people face so much uncertainty without Christ?
I don't even want to have to imagine. In my prayers. Jackie

artteachergirl said...

Only know you through the blog, but my heart, prayers and thoughts go out to you. May you feel His loving arms through this time. Treasure these times, sad or happy.
Best, Vicki

Mimi said...

Your great niece is beautiful!!!!my little granddaughter has that darling gold dress!!!!!Target!!!!Love it!!!!
so very sorry about your Mom's diagnosis, but God can and will heal her if it is his will and we know healing was his priority.
SO have faith and God can and does perform Miracles everyday