Monday, October 08, 2007

Please pray with me...

Well, today has been a rough day. One week ago today, my Mom found out she has stage two breast cancer. Not words anyone wants to hear about their Mom. She is going to have an double mastectomy on Wednesday the 17th.

It was discouraging but right away I knew how my Mom would handle it... with laughter, tears and faith.

She has a wonderful sense of humor and I'm blessed by it all the time. I don't know how she comes up with half the funny things she says but I'm glad she does. It really creates a great environment around our family! There have been many jokes about just having a double because what's the use of a uniboob? Or tonight she told me "This is going to be a lot of weight off my chest!" It cracks me up to think that she is so silly in a time that most people wouldn't come out from under the covers. What a nut!

It's also been a time of crying and tears. We've all been sad and struggling to keep it together. It's such a part of being a women. I don't know the words to say but I know that just hugging her and crying about it is sometimes just as powerful.

Then comes the Faith... what a strong woman of faith! She's already wondering what God is planning to teach her and all of us around her through this trial. It's truly amazing to watch. I haven't heard her once question why this is happening or what God was thinking. In fact, she quoted something my Dad always says "It's going to be neat to watch God work this one out!"

So please be in prayer for her! She is so special to me and I love her so much. I can't imagine life without her by my side. It's going to be awesome to travel this new path with her and see how God works it out. How He teaches us each our own lessons. I pray that we will all walk away stronger and more faithful than ever before!

My 3 year old put it best this morning when he said "God's the Man!" I know He's got a plan and I can't wait to see it unfold in our lives!!

10 comments:

Sherry said...

Yes it is so hard to find the words to say. I love her so much. I think that our friend Angie put it pretty good. "I know that if anyone can handle it Susie can and she is so strong and strong in her faith God will see her threw".

Tina said...

Your mom is great and a wonderful example to all of us.

i think you are alot like her! :)

Praying for you all!
See you so soon!

Kelley said...

Oh Stacey... I'm so sorry about your mom's diagnosis. It sounds to me like she's already got a great outlook and positive attitude. They say that's 90% of the battle. Plus she's so blessed to have a strong family with a lot of love and support to offer.

Laughing, crying & praying with you all...

Molly Coddled said...

I'm truly sorry, Stac! Some tough things are happening in your life right now. I'll be praying. She sounds like an incredible woman.

Anonymous said...

oh stacey, i am in tears for you as i can relate all too well. praying for you all - this strong family will be stronger together. you will learn to trust Father in a whole new way! love,
tera

Shalee said...

Oh, Stace... I'm praying right now for you all. God is way bigger than cancer is and your mom knows it. Keep us updated about the surgery so that we can see how God is working in all your lives.

Love you, sweet friend!

Susie said...

This isn't easy but God WILL bring us through this storm! I'm sorry that it had to come at this time, when you're already dealing with Jeff's mom and her battle with cancer. I do know that God will walk this journey with us! I'm so thankful that I have you, dad & Sherry by my side! You mean the world to me! Thanks for sharing our story and asking your friends to pray with us! I love you so much!
Mom

Jen said...

Stacey I am praying for you and for your mom and the whole family!!

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

I'm so sorry, Stacey. But, yes! What an encouragement is her perspective and yielded heart to what God would use this for. Thank you so much for sharing...

Kate said...

I am so sorry to hear about this adversity your family must face. But take heart - He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above ALL that we ask or think!!
(Eph. 3:20,21)
Praying for you all!