Sunday, May 10, 2015

My mother.

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The day these pictures were taken continue to be one of my most favorite days.

I know that many of you are probably wondering how my mom is doing. It is not that I don't want to share, it's more for the fact that I must stay hopeful, full of faith and positive because in the eyes of a person who doesn't believe in miracles or that God can do the impossible, things don't look too good.

My mom has bone cancer as I shared a few months back. It's a very rare form of cancer and all the treatment my mom has received is experimental. The doctors have no idea what to do and the doctor's don't know how to treat the type of cancer she has. To be honest, it is scary for all of us but at this time all we can do is pray because everything else is truly out of our control. Whenever anyone ask what it is I need, I always reply with more prayers for my mom. I'm so grateful that we have an army of people praying for my mom every single day.

She was receiving chemotherapy but unfortunately the cancer continued to spread and grow. It is now in her esophagus as well as in her lungs, my mom who never smoked a day in her life. Life is unfair that way but I'm old enough to know that life never promised to be fair. My mom's doctors decided to change her treatment to the pill form. These pills are extremely expensive and the side effects are way too many to list. My mom was coughing up blood the second day of this new treatment. The doctors advised that, that's a side effect. It was a scary side effect to see. All I could do was rub my mom's back and comfort her.

But my mom is so strong. Such a woman of faith and I'm so proud that she's my mom. My mom was laying in bed so I went to lay besides her and we began to talk and she said something that struck a cord within me. She said, "Ruthfaith, I thank God because if it were not for this experience I never would have known the pain and hardship one goes through when they get cancer. Now I can relate and I thank God for that". It moved me because not only has she gotten cancer but she has also lost her leg due to this cancer. It moved me because I would love to live my life that way. To see my life change so drastically but still be able to say something like that. To be able to thank God for teaching me rather than being angry with God.

I do not know what the future holds. I do not know what next year's Mother's Day will look like but my mom is here right now and continuing to teach me the type of woman I want to be and I'm so incredibly grateful that she has been my teacher for my entire life.

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Happy Mother's Day to the woman who has shown me what it really means to be a mother.
I love you more than you'll ever, ever know.

22 comments:

Highly Favored said...

Blessed Mother's day to your Mom Faith. May God continue to give her joy and peace inspite of the situation at hand.

God bless her and your family.

Tomes Edition said...

Your mom is so strong and shows such a great example of how we should be. I pray her spirits stay up in her trying time. God bless!

Joy B. E. said...

We will be praying for a miracle for your mom. Happy mother's day to her.

Joy B. E. said...

We will be praying for a miracle for your mom. Happy mother's day to her.

Sharon said...

Faith, I will be praying for your mom. I will also be praying for you and your family members as you all journey with your mother.

Law_Fal said...

Amen and amen. Such a positive attitude and mindset she possesses. It's truly an inspiration & I will definitely be sending prayers yalls way.

Pegster said...

Oh Faith, your mom is amazing. I am holding onto hope, God works in mysterious and amazing ways.

Heather said...

Your mother is such a strong and beautiful woman, Faith. I am so sorry for all the pain she is going through. My heart is with you all.

Brandi said...

This post bought me to tears. You're mom is so brave and so are you. I wish her well.

Dee said...

Faith, I just prayed for your mother and will continue to keep her in my daily prayers. Happy Mother's Day to your mom.
Warm hugs.

Cece said...

That is so incredibly rough and beyond words difficult and scary. It really isn't fair but like our mom's have told us, "nobody said life was fair." The only thing I can say to that is, why not? It should be. Glad your mom is here and fighting. Cherish every minute that you can. My heart goes out to you.

EmilyJane said...

I'm continuing to pray for her. Love you Faith.

Desiree Macke said...

What an incredible, strong woman your mom is.
Continuing to send prayers to you and your family.

The Mrs./The Mom said...

Your mom along with your family will be in my continued prayers. Maybe Sean's mom set good precedence and this will turn out the same way!

NikG said...

She is beautiful. I am praying for your mom.

-NikG

Mrs. Pancakes said...

A faithful woman is someone that we can all aspire to. Your mother appears to be beautiful inside and out!

Tenecia said...

I continue to pray, not only for your mom, but you & your family as well <3

T.

Crystal said...

What a beautiful lady! Glad you had a blessed Mother's Day :) Praying for strength and courage as she continues to receive treatments!

Maureen S. said...

Phil. 4:6-7 has been on my heart today for various reasons. But I'm also going to pray it for you and your lovely Mom. I love her spirit and her faithfulness. God bless her, protect her, hold her when it hurts and keep her no matter what tomorrow holds.I pray you and your family hold on to your Hope and His peace. Sending my prayers your way. <3

Whitney said...

I am so sorry, Faith. I will keep her and you all in my prayers. She is absolutely beautiful and despite what's going on, I can see true joy in her eyes. God bless you all.

Ayesha Charlton said...

Your mom is such a strong woman. So inspiring. I'm always praying for you and yours.

xoxo

Ashley R said...

Oh Faith. Your mom is clearly so beautiful inside and out! MY heart ached reading this post. All my love to you.