Laughter in the cancer ward

So, I’m a few days late with the update on my mom.  But here it is. Mom had the breast cancer lump removed on Monday.  The lymph nodes on the cancer side tested negative.  God is good. She’ll start chemo in a few weeks which will last a few months.  After chemo she starts radiation.Continue reading “Laughter in the cancer ward”

Reaping what you’ve sown

I am generally a person who gives to give.  I don’t expect repayment…I genuinely love to give.  When people are down and out, I try to give them comfort, laughter, a shoulder on which to cry.  When people are in need, and I have, I give.  I would give just about anyone the shirt offContinue reading “Reaping what you’ve sown”

Report on mi madre

We got the news on mom.  She has breast cancer.  It’s a small lump that they’re going to remove.  Sounds like it will be outpatient surgery.  She also has a mild case of lymphoma.  They’re going to treat it with chemotherapy. I don’t want to cry anymore about cancer.  I can’t.  But I find myselfContinue reading “Report on mi madre”

If there’s anything I can do…

If I had a dollar for every time I said to someone, “If there’s something I can do, please let me know.” I’d be a very rich person.  When I saw that, I mean it from the center of my being.  What I never really comprehended, until now, is that there are times that thereContinue reading “If there’s anything I can do…”

Biggest Loser

Watching the Biggest Loser, one of the contestants asked the other contestants to send her home from one of the best opportunities of her life.  She isn’t homesick.  She wants to go home because she wants to give her mother what she wants. This. Frustrates. Me.  Maybe I’m an entitled daughter, or maybe I’ve beenContinue reading “Biggest Loser”

Good things come to those who wait

One of the most popular topics a single person is assaulted by is the issue of a ‘significant other.’  Have you met anyone?  What about that guy?  Have you tried… Fortunately, my family is learning to be tactful.  And patient. When I was a kid, everyone thought that my uncle would be single forever.  HeContinue reading “Good things come to those who wait”