I’m not quite sure why, but when it rains, it definitely pours.
First, we had the health scare with my dad, and almost immediately, a health scare with my mom. You see, she’s recently been diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, and has several places on her body that the docs are calling high risk. She is having lymph nodes removed, and skin grafts to help heal over the worst places. Even before her surgery today, she’s been in a considerable amount of pain so that even driving her car is too much at times.
My mother is beautiful, from the inside out, and here’s why:
She is one of the nicest women you will ever meet. And it’s not because she’s had an easy life. Quite the contrary, my mother has had many, many traumatizing life events happen to her from the youngest age. These are things that if you heard of just ONE of them happening to someone, you would recoil in shock and wonder how is that person even still in 1 piece? In light of all of that, she is a very kind person – thoughtful of others and always trying to help in any way she is able to. You know how a lot of women can be horrible gossips? Well, my mom taught me against that type of practice, even in situations where you reeeeally did just wanna say what was on your mind. And if she ever felt like she said too much, she was quick to point that out in a humble manner, apologetic. I have always respected that in her. It’s not something you see too often. And she tries to see the best in situations, and in people, giving the benefit of the doubt. When I was younger, I honestly mistook this outlook for a constant, unrealistic ‘head in the clouds’ routine, but not anymore. The longer I live, the more I see how trying to live a positive life with a positive mind is deeply beneficial, not only for your own self – but also for everyone around you. My mother attributes any positives characteristics about herself to God, as she is a believer and feels that she would be truly lost without Him. Since she became a Christian, she’s always been deeply devoted to all-things-God/Bible/church/etc. and loves to share her faith with those around her. So that’s pretty cool.
When the docs got my mother back in surgery a little while ago, they discovered that her skin cancer is worse than they originally thought. She is going to have to have more places cut out and will be in surgery for over 3 more hours, at least. This troubles me, and I’m sure that her recovery time will be that more pronounced. So that’s why I am publicly asking for prayers for my mother, both now and in the future. I want to see her healed from the inside out. She deserves the best that life can give her.