A Journey through God's Will Part 2

So we have come to the part where my mom has emergency brain surgery.  Praise God, I had the funds available to fly up to TN to be there while she was in surgery and stay for the four (4) days she was in the hospital.  

We also praised God when she made it through that agonizing surgery!!  I have to share this part with you because seeing my mom after surgery more than shocked me!  It wasn't the large U-shaped cut over her ear...it was the fact that my mom seemed to age 15 years just having gone through that surgery!!  It was crazy, and it was scary!!

Waiting for news from specialty doctors seems to take FOREVER when your mom is in pain.  We "knew" it would be CANCER, but we still held out hope that God would change her fate.  He didn't!  I had stayed with my sister's boys and husband back at her house to kind of give everyone a hospital break the day after surgery, and my sister was there in the room when my mom got the news of cancer.  When I returned to the hospital, everyone "braced" me for the worst news...it was Grade 4, and it would kill her.  

When I got that news from my mom crying, I was sad because she was sad, but my faith knew we are all dying, and that she WAS going to Heaven!!  In that, I rejoiced!  I reminded her of who God was to her, that she was never alone in this, and she could fight and give the treatments a good run for their money!  Telling your mom to pray for God's will for HER life when SHE is the one fighting cancer is HARD!!  I wasn't going through what she had to go through grieving her life, playing back every regret, wishing she had done things better, gotten right with God sooner, etc.

All that truly mattered now was God had her!!  She is His, and He "never leaves or forsakes us" and His will is PERFECT!!

The journey we would walk alongside her in through the chemo and radiation took a toll on all of us.  She kept going with the treatments until the doctors told her they would no longer work.  The timeline of this was so freakishly fast!! Diagnosed in May after brain surgery, chemo and radiation begin one month later, 2 1/2 months of treatment...which leads us to where we will pick up next in Part 3.

I so appreciate you reliving this part of my journey with my sweet momma, praying for her and us, and knowing that our "warriors" are with us all the way!

Many Blessings,

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