Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Giant Quilt of Love

Tomorrow Bubba's Mom goes in for her second breast cancer surgery in two weeks - after her surgery on Good Friday, the pathology did not show clean margins, so the surgeon is going back in tomorrow to take out more tissue. This is her third fight with breast cancer - it is a scary disease that not only has physical ramifications, but also plays mind games that can make one an emotional wreck. When Bubba's Mom got the news this week that there was still cancer in there and more surgery needed, she was rightfully scared and upset. The word quickly went out amongst all our friends and family (don't you love e-mail??); and the love started pouring in. People called, e-mailed, even came by to see her to say they love her and are praying for her. All week there has been a constant flow of caring thru her house and into her heart. She told me tonight, "I feel like I've been wrapped up in a giant quilt of love!" What an awesome feeling! She can go into that surgery tomorrow morning with peace, knowing that there are so many people praying for her and thinking of her, and that Jesus is holding her in the palm of His hand. And the surgeon will get ALL that cancer out this time, and she will be a three-time champion in beating this damn disease! Go Mama! I love you!

14 comments:

cjh said...

Good luck! So glad everyone has been there with support!

D... said...

She most certainly will be a 3rd time champion. AND the surgeon will get all the cancer this time.

What a wonderful feeling of absolute love she has going into this surgery. I'm still praying for her!

Patois said...

Please add my square to her giant quilt of love. I'll include her in my prayers.

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

add a square from Germany to Bubba's mom...

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Another square here in Missouri! I'm praying for her this morning. I truly believe that you can't go through this 3 times (shoot...even once!) without being a super strong woman. Sending love your way too.

Stacey said...

Add a square in Northwest Missouri for her as well, BS...filled with prayer and hope. And when she's 102, may she sit on her front porch wrapped with this quilt filled with love and prayer. xo

Misty Dawn said...

Add another square from North Missouri. I'm praying, and I'm crying... she is such an inspirational and strong person. Sending all my love, thoughts, and prayers forever and always.

Kim said...

Saying prayers now. Keep us posted.

WhyMommy said...

Whoo-hoo! This one's going to do the trick! I'm cheering you on, Bubba's Mom!

Go get 'em!

Jim & Jami said...

saying prayers! Add a patch on the quilt from the Circus!

crazy working mom said...

Saying a prayer for you and your family, my friend. It will end well, I just know it!

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

Hugs and prayers both y'all.
[My doc's office has a beautiful painting of a surgeon about to perform sugery. Behind him, guiding his hand - is the Savior.]

Laane said...

I hope all goes well.
How great she has such a wonderful circle of support.

I don't understand though. Doesn't the hospital do a histology research during the surgery?
We do here.

Well, I hope all will go well.
I wish you all lots of strength!

jennyonthespot said...

Wow! What a strong woman... What incredible support too... I'll be sure to pray for you all...