If you read my last post, A Few Verses on Healing, I mentioned that my family were going through some challenges and also said I’d explain. Well this post will serve as that explanation.
First of all, for those that might have been wondering, I’m not ill, but rather my mother is. We found out about two weeks ago that she has breast cancer and as you can imagine it’s been challenging for her and of course our family. In all honesty I probably would not have made this post or the one before it had my mother not said that I could as I generally don’t talk much about personal/family problems.
So why has it been challenging? Well, my mother has had a series of health problems over the past few years and at times has not been able to do some of the things she used to. While I do try my best to help out as much as possible, I must admit that there are times I’ve been very impatient and not very co-operative. The same was true again from time to time during these last two weeks. Secondly, finding out she has breast cancer was unexpected and caught us by surprise. Just the day before we found out, my mother shared with my father that she was feeling a lot better than she had been for the past few weeks prior to this. Lastly, she’s been through so much with her health and has already done surgery on her back (which still hurts her mind you), that for something like this to be added to the list (and involving another surgery), at times I think it’s a bit much for one person to go through.
If it’s one thing I’ve learnt though, my mother is a trooper and it’s by the grace and strength of God that she has been able to deal with all of these challenges. Despite all that has happened God is good and I have no doubt that he has been and will continue to help her and give her the strength and determination to keep on keeping on. It’s also important to note what loving friends and family we have supporting and helping us through this. God has truly placed some wonderful people in our lives and we are grateful for each and everyone of them.
With that said she is scheduled to have surgery bright and early tomorrow morning (Apr 13) and should be in the hospital for about two (2) days. I ask for your prayers that all goes well and that she will recover quickly. Also pray that our family will continue to be supportive and helpful as she goes through her recovery period and beyond.
May the Lord bless you all with health and strength each day.