Each day of our lives
On August 20th, 2015, I shared "Our Journey Takes a Turn", as I revealed my Mom's current cancer diagnosis and prognosis. In case you missed it, click here to read. The doctors gave recommendations for treatment, palliative care came in to listen and offer feedback, and Mom spent a few days processing the information to formulate her decision.
Once again, my mother's strength and determination shined forth as she chose quality of time with the ones she loves the most. When one's life window is short, it's up to the person facing the journey to choose the road, then God will come alongside and ease the travel. Between a wonderful team of doctors stretching from Syracuse to Oswego, wonderful nursing and hospital staff, and now our beautiful Hospice family...this journey of quality and memories is in full swing and we are enjoying every moment.
This past year as her health worsened and movement became more calculated, we thought it was her JRA progressing as is common when your digits get bigger on your birthday. It wasn't until June that Mom noticed something was "different". Once my school year finished, this journey began, even though we didn't know the "what" steering the ship. Mom just knew something was "different".
Mom's determination, positive attitude, and eternal outlook are a daily witness of God's love in the midst of a storm. Mom is sailing her beautiful ship of hope and life over the water until she reaches the next destination. A beautiful testament and mom, to say the least.
THANK YOU for the cards and words of encouragement. Mom looks forward to us bringing in the mail. Words of encouragement, hope, memories, and so much more bring her a smile, laughter, and sometimes a moist eye.
Thank you for remembering her in your prayers and taking time out of your busy schedules to send a note. She is walking to the kitchen table in the morning and able to sit up in the chair for short amounts of time during the day. God is good and we make a new memory each day.