Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's all relative

I know there are bloggers who are pleased with themselves when they make another blogger cry, cringe, hurt or cry by talking about their lives and the decisions they have made. There are those who are unhappy with their adopted parents....they didn't give enough, they didn't listen enough, they just weren't good enough.

Everything pales when a tragedy strikes. I can't argue with you about how you feel about being adopted because I don't know what it's like to have bad parents. I have the best. I have parents who never went out to dinner, didn't spend money on trips or fancy things so they could pay for their children to go to college and graduate school. They are parents who now want to be a big part of their grandchildren's lives, and get to know them.

Last week my mom wasn't feeling well and went to get a CT scan. This week she's recovering from a 6 hour surgery that may/may not have saved her life. "Stage IV", "couldn't get it all", "the chemo should help" are just snippets of things I heard after the surgery.
We are very optimistic....she's tough. We are taking one day at a time.

The thing is....she is my mother and I am scared to death. It makes NO difference about blood ties...none. It may sound a bit harsh but I wouldn't feel like this if it was my biological mother. Of course it would be sad, just like if it were my neighbor or a distant cousin I met when I was younger. But my heart would not feel quite this heavy and my mind so troubled.

Say a prayer for her if you will, Barb is her name (God will know who). It couldn't hurt to have a few more.

10 comments:

Tishslp said...

Oh, P. I'm so sorry. And of course your heart is heavy and of course you are scared. I will add your mom to my prayer list and I will add you, too.

Praying....Hoping....

Lori said...

I'm holding you and Barb and your family in my thoughts. Sending healing thoughts...

Trace said...

P, I'm sorry about your mom. My mom had breast cancer treated w/radiation & my MIL had lymphoma treated w/chemo. BOTH of them are in remission. The treatments do work!!! As always, praying.

Kippa said...

I'm really sorry, Petunia.
Indeed I will say a prayer for your mom.
She sounds like a strong lady, and I'm sure the support of yourself and the rest of the family will give her the comfort and strength she needs to fight this battle - and hopefully to win it.

LaLa said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers going up for you and her. My dad had cancer and it is a mean disease. I am hoping you will all lean on each other and find the strength you need..I once read "blood may be thicker than water, but LOVE is thicker than both"

Mindy said...

Praying for your mom, Petunia. Be strong and courageous...God will see you all the way through this, and He knows how much you all still need her.

Hugs,
Min

hope548 said...

How scary for you! I hope she recovers quickly and things go smoothly!

MomEtc. said...

I'll be praying for your Mom.

Tishslp said...

Still thinking of you and praying, P.....

Judy said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your mom's news.

Prayers, of course.