Mom Update

Dsc_0010I'm really not going to go into much detail on the blog about my Mom and her situation with cancer.  I'm not going to keep giving regular updates or anything.  But I did want to mention a couple of things since so many of you are praying.  Thank you so much for your comments and prayers.  And thanks to those of you who felt compelled to post on your blog about my mom.  It's very encouraging to me, and to her.

Dsc_0011 Mom started chemo last Monday, but then went to the emergency room two different times in the following days with shortness of breath.  From that we found out the cancer in her lungs (originating from breast cancer) is spreading very rapidly.  It was another major blow in a couple of weeks of being pummeled with bad news.  So we left Friday afternoon and spent Friday night and Saturday with my Mom and Dad (they live 2 1/2 hours away).  We just needed to see her and hug her and let them know we are there to talk or listen or laugh or whatever.  It was very good for us, and I think good for her too.

Second round of chemo was yesterday and we are still hopeful that it will work and the cancer will shrink and allow her to live for a handful of years.   Please pray for that.

Most of all pray that Mom and Dad would find great courage and faith in a time of many doubts and struggles.  Pray that they would be confident in God's goodness and trust in the Cross of Christ.

My Mom does pop by here now and then and I've tried to be careful in what I've shared.  I'm going to close the comments because I don't want to encourage a conversation or questions about her cancer for her to see.  If you have something you would like to say or ask, please email me.  Thanks so much friends.