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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One Day at a Time

My mom had her surgery last night,
and things are still very precarious as we speak.

The extent of the cancer was widespread, and the future
is uncertain and daunting to say the least.

Without my faith and your prayers, I would have
fallen apart a long time ago.
So thank you...so inadequate
but that says it all.

Hug someone you love today...
Call your mom...
Don't take the gift of time for granted.

With love,
Anne



107 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

Prayers for you, your mom, your family and those who are caring for your mom. A very tough time for all of you. With love.
- Joy

sissie said...

I've been thinking of you Anne. I know this is a very difficult time and I pray that your faith will sustain you.

hugs
Sissie

Tammy H said...

Every day is a to cherish. Cancer is something that can be overwhelming and rob something from you.

My prayers are with you, there is nothing harder that watching a parent struggle with this disease.

Betsy said...

My prayers are with you, your family and your dear mother during this very difficult time.

stefanie said...

that is the best advice ever....I really don't think people understand it! prayers always!

Shirley said...

Anne, I just want you to know that my heart and prayers are with you and your family. I throughly understand what you are going through, but I am a firm believer that prayers help us to have the strength to get us through some of the toughest things that we have to do in our life. They have come a long ways in what they can do now. Take care my friend. Your Missouri Friend.

Theresa said...

Oh my precious friend, I will continue to pray for healing! Prayers and hugs from my heart to yours!

Amy Kinser said...

My mom is having her 2nd treatment for breast cancer tomorrow. Her hair began falling out today. Can't imagine going this road without the Hand of God leading us. I am so thankful that when we are weak, He is strong!!! God bless you and your precious mama.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Praying for ALL...Healing, Strenght and Peace.
Warmly,
deb

pbrenner said...

Keeping you and your mom in our thoughts and prayers.

Patty

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Anne please know that I have been praying for your mom and you.
I just wanted to come by and check on you.
Sending good thoughts and prayers to you
Love
Maggie

Sherry said...

Anne,
Prayers and hugs for you.:)
Sherry

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Anne,

I am praying for your mother, for you and your family.
May the Lord hold you all in his loving and comforting arms.

love is all around you...

Susan

Vicki said...

Sending lots of hugs and prayers for both. I hope Mom puts up a fight and pray the doctors have worked a miracle for her. xoxo

Faded Charm said...

You and your Mom are in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery so you have many more days to hug her:-)

Take care Anne,

Kathleen

Janie Fox said...

praying for you.

Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
Isaiah 12:2

Susan said...

Anne, we serve a good and gracious God! My prayers are out to your mother. Take heart and keep the faith!

Sandy said...

Anne, We are lifting up prayers for your mom's recovery and future health, and also for you as you walk with her through this battle...

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Prayers go out to your mom and you for strength, peace and healing.

Danielle

Jane said...

Continued prayers for you, your mom and your family.
Jane

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

You are in my thoughts....may you find comfort in the support of your friends & everyone here in blogwold

songskatesang said...

Joining you in prayer...

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Continued Thoughts & Prayers, for both You & your Mom~
I know it is such a difficult thing to have Your Parent be the one in Need...
xox
Cheryl

Debra @ Common Ground said...

love ya, I've been checking on you on Facebook. big hugs

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh sweet Anne.....You and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you are a woman of strong faith.....and a strong faith is needed in times like these.


Hugs,

Jo

Trisha said...

Prayers from Idaho coming your way...

~Trisha

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Anne I am so sorry and I continue to pray for you and your Mother. Sending big hugs. Linda

Sarah said...

Thinking of you!

At The Picket Fence said...

Praying...
Vanessa

Beth Gales said...

Prayer is powerful! Prayers for your mom!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Sweet one, will continue to pray for your mom. Thank you for the updates. I really appreciate them.
Blessings and hugs from me to you.
Debbie

Whimsey Creations said...

Prayers for your mom and you. Hugs!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I will be praying for you and your Mom tonight. It is so hard...I know.
Take care.

Pattie said...

Anne, my prayers go out to your Mother, thank God she has you ...thinking of you in these hard times...

Lauren B said...

Anne,
I'll be praying for you, your mom, and your whole family. May you be encouraging and strong for her, and may your husband be for you. Love you! xo

HRH Sarah said...

Praying for you and your mom. Take care of yourself. May the peace of the Lord be with you.

debbie h. said...

Oh Anne, prayers are pouring your way and to your mom. God has this and will take care of you both. Being a nurse, I see daily how cancer tears into a family's life and makes the strongest, most faithful people question their faith. But I have also seen the flip side to that where faith and courage and the power of prayer and God turn even the most dismal of prognosis around. Hang in there sweetie and know you are loved by many and your mom is being lifted up by us all.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~hugs~ and prayers xo Rachel

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh dear Anne I am so sorry to hear about your Mom...spend every second you can with her...tell her you love her over and over...I am thinking of you,much love Chrissy

Chez Zizi said...

Anne,
I have been thinking about your mom and praying for her.
xo Zizette

awal.ny said...

I am sorry to hear about your mom. I am sorry that you have to go through this, mom's are so special. My heart to you and your family.

andrea said...

Sometimes it feels like the whole world is on fire. Keep praying, most especially for mom's comfort. This is a huge cross to carry.
regards, andrea @ townandprairie

Susan said...

I will say some Hail Mary prayers especially for you and your Mom, Anne. Our Blessed Mother knows your heartache.
xo,
Susan

Petite Michelle Louise said...

You and your Mom will be in my thoughts and prayers dear anne. I know your heart ache...truly. thinking of you....

Mary Ellen said...

Continuing to pray. I remember hearing those words of cancer about my dad and the lump that welled up so inside. Yet those last 18 months were precious and eternal and longer then any dr expected.

Your mother's every breath is from the Lord- she is in good hands.

bee blessed
mary

Vintage Junky said...

hugs for all of you and sending special prayers up

traci said...

i am so sorry to hear about your mom, anne. i will keep her in my prayers. hugs to you.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Anne....I have been where you are right now. My mom's cancer was pretty wide spread. (ovarian) but even when she got it in her early 80's she did well with surgery and chemo. Keep the faith Anne....sending lots of prayers you way! ~Hugs, Patti

Shelia said...

I will continue to pray, Anne! God will give you the strength to go through all of this.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Vintage Market Place said...

Oh how my heart goes out to you.
You must be all over the place.
I am wishing you and your mother the best.
May she be comfortable in what ever takes place.
Stay strong.
Amy

Marlene said...

take one day at a time.. take a deep breath..and try to live one day at a time.. I have been there..its scary and hard the unknown..life is unknown and we all have today..make each day special. I am currently going thru personal health issues and have my mother also slowly failing..I will send you prayers of strength, and love your way. and remember sometimes things that look bleak have a way of turning around. Marlene

Sharon Wengel said...

Thinking of you , and praying for your mom .

Linda said...

I am keeping you all in my prayers, Anne, for healing, strength, comfort, and peace...XO

Ruffles and Relics said...

dear anne.. you and your precious mama are in my prayers!!

Riki Schumacher said...

So very sorry to hear this Anne. Sending lots of love and prayers for your mom. Great advice to hug someone who is dear to you, and do it today. Just lost a dear friend, 81 going on 50, talented, vibrant artist. So hard to say goodbye.
Hugs, Riki

Angela said...

Like so many of the others commenting, I've been through this too...God is so good to give His peace when you think you can't handle a situation. I'm praying for you both as you rest in His sweet care.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Dear Anne, I just stopped in to check on you and your mom, your both still very much in my prayers.

When praying for you this is the passage I turned to:
Psalms 18:31-33
For who is God except the Lord?
Who but our God is a solid rock?
God arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountail heights.

I'm praying that you find strength in our Lord and his word.
Love and warmest hugs...Tracy

lisaroyhandbags said...

Hugs and prayers to you, Anne xoxo

It's me said...

Hugs and prayers for you darling....love love love ....xxx...

Nita Jo said...

Such hard times. Please know I understand, and will keep you and your precious mom in my prayers.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Anne I am still praying for you and your mom.

Claudia said...

Anne, you and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers. As you know, my mom is very fragile as well, so I have a very good idea of what you are going through. Blessings, strength and peace to you, my friend.

xo
Claudia

Suzanne said...

I pray that you and your mom will be given the strength to deal with whatever the future holds.

Denise said...

I will say a prayer for all of you.......hugs......

A Cottage Muse said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom. I have been there Anne...stay strong.
xo
Sandi

trash talk said...

Anne,
It's hard to stay strong and focused when it's our mothers...believe me...I know.
You can only do what you can do. Everything is in God's hands and has been from the start. Hebrews 11:1 was the verse I clung to during Bella's early days. I hope it will help you too.
Standing in the gap.
Deb

Becky C said...

Praying for you and your mom. I've been in your shoes...it's time to lean on those who love you :) And trust God. Thinking of you always through this...

Lili said...

You must be such a comfort to your Mother right now, just to have you with her. God bless you both, you're in my prayers Anne. Sending hugs. xoxo ~Lili

Meg said...

My heart is heavy reading about your mom this morning! My mom passed almost 9 years ago and some days it feels like it was yesterday. It is never easy dealing with a loved one that is sick. I hope things go the way they are suppose to and you find guidance from the big guy upstairs!

Prayers and hugs to you!

Megan

http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

You are both in my heart at this difficult time.

Sending love,

xxx

At The Picket Fence said...

Anne, this song came to my mind this morning as I read your post. I hope it's okay to share it with you here.

"I was sure by now that You would have reached down and wiped our tears away,stepped in and saved the day But once again, I say, Amen and it's still raining

And I'll praise You in this storm and I will lift my hands For You are who You are no matter where I am and every tear I've cried You hold in Your hand You never left my side and though my heart is torn I will praise You in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind You heard my cry, You raised me up again But my strength is almost gone how can I carry on if I can't find You

I lift my eyes unto the hills where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth..."

I know you are in the midst of a storm that seems endless, but know that we are out here adding our voices to your prayers for your Mom. Keep your eyes lifted up...He holds your mom in the palm of His hand! Love you!

Heather

Laura Twiford said...

Thank you for the reminder and God Bless!

The Flying Bee said...

Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and praying for your mom.

xo

The Rustic Victorian said...

I am praying sweetie. I have been through this with Mom, I understand. God is in controll, do trust his plan is best.
Love
Marcie

Cindy said...

I have been thinking of you and my prayers are with you and your family..

Stitchfork said...

Sending you hugs and prayers Anne.
xo Cathy

Sherry said...

So sorry to hear this. Love and prayers to you and your family in this time of trial.

Dear Lillie said...

Dear Anne, my heart is so heavy for you. Am praying for your mom and for you as well!

A Rosy Note said...

Oh Anne, I'm so sorry. You're both in my prayers. Hugs ♥

SHERRY HART said...

So so sorry. I have been in your exact shoes. It is not easy.

Beverly said...

Ah, Anne. I am so sorry that you are all having to go through this. I will continue to hold you and your family in my prayers.

We girls love our mommas.♥

vintagegirl said...

I'm keeping you and your mom in my prayers. May he give you strength and peace and comfort you through this difficult time.

Sharon

Olive Cooper said...

The God of Comfort, He is with you and your Mom in this dark valley. I am praying for you both. No matter what happens you are surrounded by grace.

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Anne, Thanks for the update and loving reminder. Praying for you and your mother.
~ Julie

kL said...

i'm so sorry. sending healing prayers and big hugs.
x0

Tilda said...

..sometimes God calms the storm,
and sometimes He allows the storm to rage, and calms His child. I stitch these words in samplers. They often comfort me.
I pray for your storm to calm, I pray for Him to calm His child. You and your mother are my last thoughts before sleep overtakes me. May you be comforted by the love and thoughts of all of us who surround you.

ShantyGirl said...

praying for you and yours. I understand what you feel like having gone through something similiar with both my parents. Every moment we have is very precious.
Take care of yourself as well during this very hard time.
sherry

Jemsmom said...

Sending much love and prayers your way.

Anji Johnston said...

My thoughts are with you dear Anne XxX

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am so sorry you are going through this. My Mother just went to be with the Lord last Tuesday and I can not tell you have terrible it is...please hang on to her tightly. Dianntha

cityfarmer said...

our pleausre Anne ...to serve you as sisters in the Lord.
Kiss mama for me ...

I haven't traveled this hard road yet, but I know my day is coming!


you're a strong woman of God.

MosaicMagpie said...

Holding you close in prayer.
Deb

Susan said...

excellent advise!

sending much love your way!
Susan

Karen said...

Bless you and your mom. Such a difficult time. I hope you can fell the all the love and prayers that are being said. And I hope they give you both strength. :)
xo~
Karen

pballard said...

Anne- I have been a reader of your blog for sometime. Thanks for sharing. Hard times as I am going through this not with one but both parents. I will keep you in my prayers along with both of mine. God Bless

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Anne, holding you close in thoughts and prayers. I know Jesus has His loving arms around your sweet Mother and will walk with her through this time. I know this has been a very hard time, but know that there are so many out here in blog land who love and care about you. Keep the faith!
Love & blessings from NC!

Theresa said...

Hi there precious Anne, I just wanted you to know that I continue to pray for you and your sweet Mama! BIG HUGS and LOADS of prayers!

Lee said...

Sorry about not chiming in eariler. Things have been a little nuts here, including loss of power and weathering a hurricane with two little boys and no hubby. Hugs to you and your mama. Life is precious. xo

Ironstone and Pine said...

I have been in your shoes Anne, it is very, very hard; You and your mom and family will be in my prayers~devon

Six in One Hand said...

I understandyiur plight. Im in the same situation as we speak. I will continue to pray for your mom and you. Im always just a phone call away.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom and family Anne.
Maura

Privet and Holly said...

Oh, Anne, take
one day at a time
and cherish it.
Sending you BIG
hugs and many
prayers from up
north.
xx Suzanne

Heaven's Walk said...

May God continue to hold you all in the palm of his hand, and may you feel the love, comfort, and strength that he alone can give. Keep the faith, sweet Anne. I am praying so very hard for you and your sweet momma... ♥

xoxo laurie

Katherines Corner said...

more prayers and hugs coming your way. xo

mollydianeh said...

We're still with you kiddo!

Ginger said...

Lifting prayers for your mom.
Warm hugs
Ginger

Diane in the Valley said...

I feel like I should write something but don't know what. I have no words of wisdom or magical cures. I have lost many people to cancer but have also had loved ones beat it. I pray God gives your Mother the strength to get through the treatments and you the strength to hold up. Peace be with you.

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