Saturday, March 2, 2013 Mom's journey has begun...

God's timing is always perfect
Even though, at the time, we may not realize just how perfect.

Just a few short weeks ago
I was able to take my mom on a fun and restful week vacation
We played, rested, and played some more
We shopped, ate and shopped some more
We watched people play golf, sat on the patio and watched more golf
We watched TV, some of her favorite programs
And played, ate and rested some more

Little did we know that just a few short weeks later
Mom's life would take a bit of a turn
And she would begin a new journey

On February 21, 2013 mom had a mini stroke
Which, thankfully, she has recovered from very nicely

Through the process of numerous tests doctors found something they were not looking for

It seems mom has two lesions (tumors) in or near her brain stem
We don't have all the answers yet

We met with her oncologist yesterday
(he is truly a delight)
Over the next 3 weeks mom will have more blood work done
And have a PET Scan

She has already had numerous CT Scans,
MRI's and even a full body nuclear med scan but they have yet to determine
what type of lesions are in her brain.
We will see a neurosurgeon in the days ahead
Although it is quite unlikely that he will choose to do any
type of surgery to either biopsy or remove the tumors.
It seems the location is not an area even the best of neurosurgeons venture to operate.

Mom has been staying with me this week
And will stay with me another week
Before heading home to my brothers
Which is just down the road a bit :)

She's hanging out with my sister tonight
Which afforded me the opportunity to get on my computer

We have an interesting journey ahead:

I ask for prayer
for wisdom
for guidance
and for joy in the journey

We believe in the mighty miracle working power of God
We stand on His promises
And we graciously thank Him
For His provision and Mercy


  1. You have my prayers dear sister as you embark on this journey with your mom.

  2. Love, hugs and prayers for all of you at this time. May you feel the love, peace and strength of Jesus flowing through and surrounding you at this time.


  3. So glad you and your mom had that time together a few weeks ago!! It is a difficult journey...watching our parents grow old and sick. I pray God's peace and presence for you and your mom during this time.

  4. What a blessed gift of time the Lord has given. I know you will cherish each moment and consider it all joy. hugs and prayers.

  5. Cindy, I'm praying for your family and for healing. Blessings.


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