The Misadventures of Cheri

Mortifying my kids one swimsuit at a time

Everyone knows

on March 6, 2009

My mom found out her prognosis from the doctor today and we told the kids. It all went much better than I was thinking it would . . . . . yet another miracle courtesy of our glorious God.

Mom will go back to the doctor in two weeks to see if chemotherapy will help. I don’t know what waiting for two weeks means, but I’m not going to try to figure every little thing out. She could have a team of every doctor from every school of thought and still, God alone knows the number of our days.

Tyler did most of the talking when we told the kids. He focused on what a gift it is for us to have whatever time she has left. When he was 13, one of his grandpas whom he was very, very close to died unexpectedly of a heart attack. He says to this day, he can’t remember the last time he saw his grandpa.

And my friends have been unbelievable. A word that seems so appropriate. One of my friends who lost her dad to cancer in a very short amount of time told me I was stronger than I thought I was. How I needed that. One friend who was in the room when her grandma died a couple of years ago told me it was the most precious gift her grandma ever gave her. Another friend told me how excited a little girl she knew (who is close to my daughter’s age) got to be “the last one to hold Grandpa’s hand before he saw Jesus.”

So while the road I’m traveling down now is going to be difficult, I have a feeling it’s going to be even sweeter. I am encouraged and I am strengthened.

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