The Day My World Turned Upside Down

Last week we had just gotten back from looking at houses and were finishing up our dinner as the phone rang. I saw it was my mom and answered.

"Hey Mom"
"Hey, what are yall doing?"
"We're eating dinner."
"When you get done, can you come down here?"
"What's wrong?"
"Just come see me."

I immediately start freaking out as I hang up the phone. My parents only live about 20 minutes away, but for her to want us to come over at 6:30 at night, I knew that it couldn't be good.

We drive the 20 minutes as my mind goes over all sorts of horrible scenarios. We get to their house and mom is the only one there. My dad is at work, my brother is at work(he's 19), and my sister is still doing something at school(she's 13). I run through the door.

"What's wrong?"
"Why do you think something is wrong?"
"Why else would you ask us to come over at 6:30 at night?"
*Sigh*
"I have cancer."

Last week I found out my mom - my best friend - has cancer. As of this morning, we know nothing other than the fact that she will have to go through surgery for the type that she has. This morning we are at the cancer center having all sorts of tests to see if it has spread. I can't let my mind go there and am only praying for the best results possible.

Best case scenario - surgery will be awful for her, but much better than the alternative. Recovery will be hard and she will have to go in often to make sure it hasn't come back. I'm asking any of you that pray to please send some prayers up for my Momma. Pray that it has not spread and that surgery will be all that is needed to take care of it and that she will be OK.

Obviously, I am not sure how much I'll be around as my priorities are with my family, but I appreciate any prayers that we can get.

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125 comments:

imthatmommy said...

Hang in there, I know this is so hard. Sending prayers.

Melinda said...

I'm so so so sorry. You and your family are definitely in my thoughts!!!!

Jenna said...

I am sorry your family is having to deal with this. I will definitely be praying for your mom.

Jenna

Mama Hen said...

I am so so sorry.

Shaina said...

i am so sorry to hear of your mom's diagnosis. be thankful that you live within driving distance and can be together often for talks or doctor's appointments. you can certainly count on prayer from your followers.

love and faith!

Mellisa said...

Dee, BIG Prayers are coming your way! Your family is in my thoughts today.

Mom vs. the boys said...

thoughts and prayers are with you, think positive! wishing your family the best possible outcome!

Lisa said...

You have my prayers. I completely understand how you are feeling right now. My mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in July of 2009. We are very close - we live 2 miles apart. Please let me know if you ever need to talk. I went to every appointment with her and was there every step of the way. You are not alone!
Lisa
lisasworldofbooks@charter.net

Hydrant girl said...

So sorry to hear. My thoughts are with you.

Anissa said...

I'm so sorry. I pray that she will get through this difficult time w/ your help and that you will also find the support that "you" need!

Maria said...

Prayers for you and your family!

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I am so so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let me know if I can do anything for you!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I’m so very sorry. I will most definitely keep your mom in my prayers.

Heather said...

I am so sorry. I will definitely be praying for your Mom and all of you!

mommy2luke2008 said...

So sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Try to stay positive.

{K} said...

I am so sorry. I'll be praying for your mom, you and your family.

Crystal said...

I have already said this and hope you know it but I of course am praying for your Mother and for the strenghth you need to make it through this difficult time. If you ever need an ear I am here.

~ Savvy Coupon Mommy said...

You & Your family are in my prayers
~Sarah

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Oh my goodness!! HUGE {{{HUGS}} and prayers being sent your way!!

lindsey said...

Sorry to have this sort of thing happen to your mom. Its such a scary thing to go thru. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

Pricilla said...

I am very sorry. I went through this with my mother. If you need to talk feel free to email me

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry! I'll be thinking of you and your family and hoping for the best.

Jus and Kat said...

Oh wow, I'm sorry to hear this Dee, and I will definitely keep your mom and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jen said...

I'll definitely be praying for your mom and your family. :o( God is in control and he hears all prayers.

Katie said...

Praying for your Mom and your family!

Carrie said...

I'll be praying for you, your family and especially for your mom. Please keep us updated.

cheryl c said...

My prayers are with you. My mother died of cancer, so I know the emotions that are gripping you right now.

Beth said...

I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for you and your mom.

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

My grandmother, who is like a second mother to me since I grew up next door to her, battled cancer and won. It was tough, but so is she.

There isn't a happy outcome all the time but neither is it always a bad one.

We'll pray for your family!!

Chari said...

I'm so sorry. Praying for everyone.

dannyscotland said...

You are in my prayers.

Kari said...

I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

blueviolet said...

Oh Dee, my thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your mom. I'm so sorry.

Jenny said...

I am so sorry. I will be praying for your Mom and your whole family.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Dee I am so sorry your mom is going through this! I hope you are getting good news right now and that surgery is all she needs to get rid of the cancer! I will say a prayer for your mom...keep us updated on how she is doing.

Judy said...

I'm so sorry to learn about your mom! I can't imagine how hard this is to go through, but she is so blessed to have a daughter as loving as you are to help her through this!

Leslie M. said...

You are in my Prayers Dee,
My Mom and Dad both had cancer. How scared you must be. I will be praying for your whole family.
XOXO
Leslie
Leslie Loves Veggies

adrienzgirl said...

Sending you prayers and love!

S Club Mama said...

Oh Dee, I'm so sorry. I will be praying for your mom and much strength for her and your family :(

lifestudent said...

Wishing you and your family all the luck in the world ;) The c-word is a scary one, but a good support network makes it a little less intimidating!

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh no, I'm sorry. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Crafty said...

My prayers are with you & your family.

Renee said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, I will pray that all goes well.
Renee F.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I am praying for your mom. Stay strong!

pcat23 said...

We went thru this a couple years ago with my motherinlaw. She got breast cancer at 78. Shes been cancer free for 4 years now. Prayers can move mountains. Stay positive, supportive and dont worry about the blog. We all understand and I will pray for your mom. I wish her all the best. God Bless.

Texas Type A Mom said...

((Hugs)) My thoughts are with you right now. We're trying to deal with my mother-in-law's breast cancer right now and the fact she won't stop smoking. It's such an awful disease. My heart goes out to you.
www.texastypeamom.com

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry. Will say a prayer for your mom and family.

Lydia A. said...

Dee, my thoughts are with your family.

mom2girls said...

I am so sorry, what more can I say? hugs to you, your mom, your whole famiy.Please take care of yourself to right now.

Mgmommy0930 said...

Praying for you dear. I'm so sorry but your mom has a great support network. you.

Puanani503 said...

So sorry to hear about your mom..I'd be freaking out to if it was my mom..She is in our prayers as well, God bless you and your family...

Thao said...

Your family is in my prayers. It is such a hard thing for all involved. My father in law had lung cancer and it was so tough for me. I cannot even imagine what he was going through with the treatment.

~ Noelle said...

i am so sorry to hear that.. you are in our thoughts...
hugs to you and your entire family

Melanie said...

Praying for you. My mom has cancer. I am walking through it right now. If you ever need a place to share, please send me a message.

Emily - faliLV said...

Thoughts and prayers coming your way! I hope you all find the best route to navigate this, and pray for a fantastic outcome.
My Stepmother is dealing with this right now.

Lori A. said...

My prayers are with you and your mom! I've been where you are.

Amy @ Coffee with the Mrs. said...

Dee, my husband is a cancer survivor so I can relate to getting that news and all the emotions that come with it. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

Michelle M. said...

I am so sorry.. prayer is powerful and I will definetely be praying as well.

Denise said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Just hang in there.

myfolly said...

My prayers and thoughts are with your family!

Keenly Kristin said...

Pulling for you...hope all goes well and a good prognosis is headed Momma's way! Your family is in my prayers!

XOXO
Kristin :)

Stefany said...

Oh hon. I am so sorry. I will pray for your mom and your entire family to get through this difficult time.

Ashley said...

So sorry. Please know that my family will be praying for your Mom and whole family!!!

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

How awful. Try to keep positive. I know many people, young and old who have beat it. Prayers for you.

katy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Whitehead's Monthly Menu said...

Many many prayers for you, and your family.

Kimberly said...

Wishing you & your family the best. Your mom is lucky to have such a devoted daughter close by. I will keep you in my prayers.

Terri said...

Dee, I'm so sorry. I'll pray for your Mom and for you to stay strong for her. Last spring my hubby was diagnosed with cancer, had surgery, and goes in for follow-ups to make sure there is no sign of it coming back. He is doing remarkably well. Our faith has helped us deal with this & continues to be a blessing as does the love and support of our family & friends. I can understand how you must feel. While you're busy helping your Mom, taking care of your 2 beautiful children & husband, please try to remember to take care of yourself too. Wishing your Mom returns to good health soon.

Steph @ MomKaboodle said...

Oh Dee, I'm so sorry to hear it. Definitely praying....

Superjaxster said...

Sending prayers your way. I'm going through something similar right now with my mother in law. All I can say is take it one day at a time.

Gena said...

I know you're going crazy with worry and I so wish I could say or do anything to take that from you. My family has had that conversation many, many times in years past. I hope to never have it again but we just never know.
God will see your Mother and your family thru this. He will give you strength when you just don't know how you'll make it. He will give you courage to stand strong for her and see her thru good days and bad. Faith and prayers is all you need to get through this. You have the FAITH, I'll help with the prayers.
I truly pray that God sees your Mother thru this and returns her health. I know it can be hard on her and the family, just to wrap your mind around it all.
Hold tight to one another and be strong together.
Ask for help when you need it, even if it's just to take a moment for yourself.
Talk about it, even when you'd rather not. Come to terms with it and the battle that may come. Vent if you need to.
Take care of yourself so you can be there for those who need you, including YOU.
It is in HIS hands and He will always be there for you.

Big HUGS for you all!

Carole said...

Prayers sent *hugs*

Me Too said...

Oh girl, I'm sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Selective Sensualist said...

I'm so sorry that you, your mom, and your entire family are going through this. It is so horribly difficult to deal with the fear and the worry when a loved one has a serious illness.

Just keep your chin up and don't forget to seize as many moments as possible each and every day to appreciate and enjoy all the (seemingly) little things in life that make it worth living. That's the only thing that keeps me sane some days. I just keep reminding myself that today -- this very moment -- is truly a wonderful gift, making it "the present." I know this sounds so totally hokey and corny, but, it's so very, very true.

Prayers and wishes for all of you -- particularly for strength for your mom, as well as hope for a full and complete recovery.

Glenda said...

Praying for your mom and family, for her medical team and recovery. When will the surgery happen? Know our prayers will be lifting you up through it all.

Joy said...

Keeping you and your Mom in my thoughts and prayers.

Chrissy MacCEO said...

Iam so very sorry to hear about your Mom. I will be thinking of you :)

sunnymum said...

Hugs and prayers from our family.

Idaho Jill said...

you are in my thoughts Dee!

Christa said...

I'm so sorry! I'll be praying!

alissa4illustration said...

Oh I am thinking of you and your family!!!! Stay close to one another. Love each other bunches.

christy keen said...

Sending prayers for you all.

Julie (thelittlekitchen.net) said...

I'm so sorry, Dee. I know you'll be there for your Mom. Positive thoughts and vibes to you and your family.

barb@blogfully said...

We'll be praying for you. Don't worry about us, we know priorities and your mom is definitely one of them. Take care, drive safe, and be good to yourself too please.

Becky said...

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My prayers are with your mom... and your whole family.

My Wee View said...

Oh Dee,

Big Prayers for you and your entire family, also sending along big eHugs to all of you. Keep us posted, but of course look out for number 1 first.

Lynette
xo

D.Calvert said...

I know how you feel my father has had cancer 4x in the last 2 years and when it's your parents it's devastating, blogs and everything else does not matter in this time, i will send a prayer for you every day! Take care Dee! And a big hug!

tannawings said...

Prayers to you & your family,,,,,,,,,

Alicia said...

I wish you all the best in this difficult time. I lost my mother over 15 years ago and I deeply wish no one else would have to go through that.
I'm sending positive thoughts your way.

s1simps said...

So sorry your family has to go through this. Praying for your mother, you, and all of your family.

Everyday Mom said...

Sending prayers your way. My aunt has lived through 2 bouts of breast cancer and is healthy now. Hang in there.

Toni said...

So sorry to hear that, Dee... my prayers are with your family! I wish the best case scenario is true for your Momma!

Julia said...

LOTS of prayers Dee!! praying hard for a good outcome and recovery process.

Jill said...

Dee, We are going through the same thing right now with my dear MIL. Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts her way.

Missa said...

You & your family are in my prayers. My father has cancer, and it sucks. His had already spread from his colon to his liver when they found it in October. It's the hardest thing our family has ever gone through. I know we don't know each other, but I'm here if you need to talk.

DAWN K said...

I'm very sorry to hear that! I lost my mom to cancer over 2 yrs ago and she was the only family I had left (other than my hubby and my kids) so I know how hard it must be for you to have to deal with this. I'm sending many, many prayers her way and yours! This blog should be the least of your worries. Spend lots and lots of time with her, supporting her, loving her, etc.

Lynne said...

Your Mother, You and Your Family are in my prayers.

Belly Charms said...

I am so very sorry. I will keep you all in my prayers. Tell her to stay positive and strong. She has a lot to live for! My sister is battling cancer right now so I understand what you are going through.

Hippie4ever said...

I am so sorry. I'll be praying.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Praying for you all now, for peace, comfort, and the miracle I know HE can give. Hugs!

Natalie A. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! Prayers to your mom throughout her treatments that she can be watched over and blessed! Hang in there!

bigguysmama said...

Oh my gosh Dee. I am so sorry to hear this. I really have no idea what to say at a time like this. I will pray for your mom and her surgery as well as her recovery. I'm sure as a daughter this is so frightening. Thank you for letting us know.

~Mimi

Ellie-A Little of This and a Little of That said...

Prayers are with your mom. I have faith she will be okay. I beat cancer, so will she. {{{hugs}}}

Shop with Me Mama said...

Praying for your Mommy!!! Big hugs to you all and know that you are in my prayers

Vanessa said...

I'm so sorry. I'll be praying!

Some Lucky Dog said...

I'm so sorry, I'm praying for her and all of you!

nightowl said...

Praying for your Mom and all of the family for strength and that it hasn't spread.

sarah buki said...

praying for good test results!

deb c said...

This was like reading my own story; the same exact thing happened to me. I had never been so scared in my life. My mom had ovarian cancer and the odds usually aren't good. I just prayed and prayed. It was a hard fight, but, I'm happy to say mom is now nine years cancer free. I'll be praying for you and your mom. Stay strong because she's really going to need your help.

kinnairdkath said...

I will never forget the day that my dad that I am dearly close to told me those same words.guttrenching.I am sorry for your family, as cancer is so unpredictable,but just know that I am sending all my positive energy your way!stay strong all of you

Tammigirl said...

I will carry your family in my heart.

Debra @ A Frugal Friend said...

Hugs! I remember the day I got that news from my mom. It's such hard news, but know that your mom and whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear and will keep all of your family in my thoughts and prayers!
meinezweijungen[at]yahoo[dot]com

Baba said...

Prayers and Hugs.

Gaitha said...

2 years ago we got that news about my dad, he went through chemo, and is now in full recovery! Our God is a healing God! Prayers are being sent your momma's way!

Sherri said...

Oh Dee, I am so sorry. I will be praying huge prayers for your momma and you! {{Big hug!}}

Tiffany said...

I will surely be praying for your mom as well as your family. I know this has to be a super hard thing. Just remember God is always with you, lean on Him for strength. Hugs and prayers

kmogilevski said...

Wow! I know those are hard news to hear, but I do appreciate that you shared with all of us. I will keep your mom and family in my prayers!

lfhpueblo said...

Definitely going to pray as soon as I'm done typing this. God Bless you all.

Myya said...

My thoughts & prayers are with you, your mama & your whole family.

LegalChic said...

I'm sorry, that's a rough thing to go through. I have dealt with ill family members since my teens it is hard to see people you care about go through those things, especially your mom. I will be sending my prayers. You can't knock the power of positive energy and prayer being sent out :)

Brianna
www.girlscurls.blogspot.com

Katy said...

I have been there where you are- I'll be praying for you!

Melissa O. said...

I just said a prayer for you

Debbie Stanton said...

i am behind in reading email... but wanted to let you know that I am praying for your mother.

Nichol said...

I am so sorry, I'll be praying for your mom and your entire family. I know how tough it is. My mom has had 3 different cancers, and it never gets easier. Big hugs

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