Tuesday, November 12, 2013

When Life Happens

Hello everyone, sorry for the sporadic disappearing act. These past few weeks have been spastic/hectic to say the least. Three Sundays ago I got a call from my Dad that seemed relatively routine until the end of the conversation when he told me that my Mom had skin cancer. The way that he said it & the fact that he saved it til the end of our casual conversation really threw me off & I felt like I was trapped in a bad dream. I of course went into full panic mode because that freaking C-word just has a way of immediately knocking the life out of you. Fast forward through all my hysterics & tears I bought a plane ticket to come home the next weekend after they preformed her procedure to remove the skin cancer from her face.  
My Beautiful Little Momma & I

I'm so lucky to have such a great support system & have really been blessed with truly great people in my life. After speaking with many people I was shocked to hear how many of them knew people who had been treated for skin cancer & were now living normal healthy lives. As reassuring as it was to hear that, it was still "MY MOM!!!" & it was happening to her so I was still very on edge. I'm proud to say that 32 stitches later she is cancer free & doing great :) It was so great getting to be with my family for a couple of days & to see my Mom in person & see that she was ok! Moral of the story, I hug everyone I love a little tighter these days because you never know what the future holds. Thanks so much again to everyone who kept her & my family in their prayers, it was a great comfort & meant the world to us!


  1. Hi lady, so happy to hear your mom is doing good and cancer free. Sending you a big hug.

  2. Hey love! I'm glad that your momma is cancer free! wheewww! Thanks for sharing <3

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time!
    I'm so happy to see she's cancer free!


  4. hey lady! glad to hear momma is doing ok. my hubs just went to the dermatologist yesterday + was told he needs to have a few moles removed, so he's freaking out a bit. i tried to reassure him that having moles removed doesn't necessarily mean they're cancerous (i've had 2 removed myself, which turned out to be cancer-free). but we have a bit of the same scare going on in our house right now, so i know how scared you feel!

  5. Thank you ladies so much for your sweet & thoughtful comments, it means a lot :)

    PS: Eva I hope your husband's procedure goes smoothly & that the moles are non cancerous!!

  6. I know you were going through a rough time; hearing something like that about a family member, especially your parents can be scary. Happy to hear that your mom is cancer free! (HUGS)

  7. Cancer is a bitch. Ugh. But I'm glad to read that your Mom is now cancer free. Thank goodness her surgery was deemed successful!


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