Wednesday, March 6, 2013

MY MAMA IS SO BRAVE

Friday my Mom called me to say she was at the hospital getting some tests done because she was having trouble moving her left leg. I didn't think much of it really. An hour later she called again. Asked if I was sitting and said "I hate that I have to call you and tell you this." She broke down weeping which instinctively made me do the same in hearing her so broken. And unknowing of what kind of terrible news she was about to give me that would make her react this intensely. They found a brain tumor. On the right side of her brain. The worst part was hearing her say through her tears that she was so glad she was able to see me perform in Carousel. As if she wouldn't ever see me dance again. My heart couldn't handle it. She had already called to ask Christian to bring me home for the weekend. I asked if she was ok. And then I promised I was coming to be with her. Susanne was with me here and cried and prayed with me before I packed up to leave. I couldn't believe it. That's a phone call you never want.

We spent most our hours at the hospital only going home to sleep. It feels like a movie when you walk those hallways with nurses and patients and medical equipment everywhere. Almost like an out of body reality. Hayden and I left her room for a minute and the next thing I knew we were standing in that hallway clinging to each other with hearts heavy and unending tears. But Mama is strong. So strong. And brave. And she has stayed more positive and encouraged than any of us. She is the most loved patient by the nurses and doctors and keeps everyone smiling and laughing. The waiting room has been constantly filled with only our family and her incredible friends. The staff makes jokes that she is the most popular woman in the entire hospital. She is never alone. She is so loved.
Mama and Brookie
Her surgery is this Saturday morning. And I would be overwhelmed with gratitude if any of you would uplift her. I am confident that God's Word is true and good, and that He has the power to heal her, and that he WILL heal her. The Lord has proved faithful. Even in the midst of this heartache He has been with us. And I look forward to coming out on the other side of this with a healed and restored Mom, and a family who is more encouraged in their faith than ever before!
He has great plans for this incredible woman.
 
"Our God is fighting for us. Always. We are not alone."

10 comments:

  1. Hey girl, just found your little blog, saw this post, and wanted to know that I am praying for your mama and family.

    I certainly don't know what going through all of this is like. But I do know that God is faithful and sovereign and worthy of our worship even in struggles.

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    1. Thank you so so much Rachel. It was such an encouragment to read your words! Thankful for your prayers.

      xx

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  2. I am so sorry to hear this news.. I can't fathom your heartbreak but my heart is heavy for you. However, having the comfort of the Lord is a remarkable thing. I will be praying for your mom and your family.

    Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

    Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

    xox,
    Bianca

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    1. B,

      Thank you so so much! Your words were so encouraging to read and brought a comfort in the craziness.

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  3. I am praying for your mom. I can't imagine how scary this must be but I can see that you will be ok, because you know our true father. He can heal, he can provide peace and he can carry you through!! I'm believing in a miracle for your family!!!

    "You make all things work together for my good, you make all things work together for my good. There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning. And when the oceans rage, I don't have to be afraid, because I know that you love me and your love never fails" -Your Love Never Fails

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouragement! Your prayers mean everything to me even now :)

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  4. Oh my goodness this is the absolute worst. My biggest fear is losing my parents, and although I know it is bound to happen one day I want it to be when they are old and ready and after they have seen me grow up to have my own kids and gotten to know their grandchildren. I will pray for your mom and I wish her the best in her surgery! I'm sure everything will be fine, you all need to stay strong.


    xx

    Madeline

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers! They mean the world to me.

      Xx

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