Often times seem like when you take two steps forward you get knocked three steps back.

After receiving good news last week, mom started experiencing severe pains in her left leg. My sister and niece took mom to the ER only to return home and admitted the next day after her blood pressure dropped, fainted and received no pain relief. The Drs. believe that the tumor which is located on the right side of her brain became aggravated and sent pain signals to left side of her body. Mom is home now, but she is still in pain which is being managed by medication. It makes her “High as a kite.” as she would say. It was hard for her to walk a couple of days ago because of the amount of pain she was in but we’re making some progress now. She can do little walking with help. Mom wants to be better and stronger. I believe she will be, we just have to take it one day at a time.

This is harder than anyone can imagine for all of us, especially for my sister Carol. Mom is constantly worried about her because of the high stress level of the situation. She is there everyday with mom and has taken on the roll as moms primary caregiver with the help of her daughter Carrie. While you’re reading this and praying for my mom, please also pray for my sister and niece. It’s because of them things aren’t in disarray with the family. Its very hard to care for a loved one, especially your own mother. They plan and communicate with all who are involved with the moms care. It makes it easy for the rest of us to fall into place in order to make sure that mom has everything she wants and needs. I am grateful and I know God has great things in store for them. Their sacrifices are NOT in vain. Love you Carol and Carrie!

“Lord please give Mom strength to endure. The courage to fight and the peace she deserves while YOU do YOUR work. I ask that you would also give peace and comfort to my family. In Jesus name, Amen.”



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