Saturday, February 19, 2011

Skip, skip, skip to my...OUCH!


When I was a little girl I loved to skip. I wasn't good at running, but I was an excellent skipper. There's just something about skipping that is such a happy thing to do. Something about the rhythm of skipping and that little pause ~ almost a stutter ~ between strides. And sometimes, in a moment of life's cruelty, a pebble or a crack in the sidewalk could cause me to stumble. In an instant I'd go from happy flight to painful plight. Thank goodness for my mom who could make the biggest of boo-boo's feel better right away.


And so it is with life. I've been skipping along through this life, enjoying happy flight when life presented a fairly large crack in the sidewalk. This time it's up to me to help my mom, and it's a big boo-boo that can't be easily kissed away. We learned this past week that my mom {Marti} has cancer and she could really use your prayers.

This is a request for you, my dear readers, to keep my mom in your thoughts and/or prayers. In the meantime, I'll look forward to skipping again when she's all better. I know you'll forgive me if I'm not very present for a while...

30 comments:

Cheri said...

Oh Deb - I am so sorry to hear this. I lost my Mom in 1998 to renal cancer. She was only 56. Sending lots of healing happy vibes your way and hoping that Mom can beat this thing! Hang in there.

I'm here if you need anything.

Lizzie said...

Deb I am sorry to hear your mom is poorly! I will certainly remember her in my thoughts and prayers - and you too. We'll all understand if you're not around much, but I'm sure your blog friends will be here for you if you need us. You know where I am...

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh Deb, I'm so sorry to hear about the diagnosis, and I will certainly pray for her and your whole family. My mom was a cancer survivor, so know it can be done!
Lots and lots of cyber hugs to you.
Rinda

Clair said...

Deb - You know that you have both my sympathy and support. If you need me, you know where to find me. Much love x

Robyn said...

Man, that IS hard news. I wish you both strength to face this bravely. A hard, hard thing to do.

Cancer is such a jerk.

Fight, Marti and Deb! Fight!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

You know you and your mom are in my prayers, always. Faith and hope, sweetie. Faith and hope.

Amy said...

Oh Deb, I too am very sorry to hear of this diagnosis. You and your Mum and the whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers here.
Take care, keep strong and positive :-)

MarleneMAZ said...

Deb, so sorry to hear this news. You are lucky to be living so close and able to help her through this. I know this will be hard but you have my thoughts and prayers along with lots of other people's too. Wishing all of your family well during this.

Photographing Mom said...

Deb ~ Will definitely keep your Mom and you in my prayers! Hugs!

Kai said...

Oh, I remember that feeling... a kick to the gut to find that out about your mom ... so sorry. Prayers and thoughts to you for strength, endurance and HEALING & HAPPY things. Hugs!

Jocelyn said...

Deb I am so sorry to hear this, she will be in my prayers for sure, so will you. Take care of mom and take care of you xx

Rhona said...

Deb, as you know, you're in our thoughts and in our prayers. Keep strong and positive. I'll be in touch again soon. xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Deb...I too am so sorry to hear this....and will be sending positive thoughts to you and her...thank goodness she has such a wonderful family as yours to support her.

debs14 said...

Oh Deb, I am so very very sorry to hear this news. What a huge shock for your family. You know that we will all be thinking of you and wishing you the strength to support your mum. Keep thinking positive thoughts and help your mum fight this awful disease xxx

Karen said...

Deb, you know our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time! Take care. I know your family will be a source of strength to you while you help your mom fight this battle.

Sian said...

We have been thinking hard about you all this week and we will continue to do so. We're only an email away if you ever need an ear x

Carrie Rosalind said...

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Kristin said...

Deb, big huge hugs to you and your family. I hope you are all skipping and avoiding the cracks soon. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

Deb I am so sorry to hear of your mum being sick. You will all be in my prayers. At times like this I so wish we lived closer but a cyber hug will have to do.xxx

Denise said...

Oh Deb,am so sorry to hear this...Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog earlier and my love,hugs,and prayers are only a blog post away for you.Keep strong and all those positive vibes and prayers from us all will help you all through this xxxxxxxxxx

Kirsti said...

Oh no Deb...that is so not good news today...My father-in-law has beaten it twice but he has grumblings again at the mo..so we are all hoping he comes through again...my thoughts are with you and your family at this time..

Kirsti xxx

furrypig said...

Thinking of you and your family and sending positive thoughts and prayers your way xxx

Mom said...

Thank you, Sweet daughter, and all your blog friends. Such a tender, precious way of sharing such a nasty story. Right this moment, I'm feeling a little low from my first round of chemo, however, I won't stay down long! I'm going to survive--with a kids and grandkids like I have, who would ever want to leave!!!! Love to all! xo

Beverly said...

{{Deb}} I have just added you and your mom to my prayer journal, please let me know when there are any specifics you'd like prayed for. Your post was beautifully written.

Becky said...

Oh Deb, only just had time to catch up on blogs and was so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts will definitley be with you all at this difficult time.

Agnes said...

My heart goes to your mom and your whole family right now.
I did not have a cancer diagnosis but a rare neuromuscular illness that there is no cure for - but I tell you I came across a lot of research for ways to fight cancer. To name a few wheatgrass juice, vegan diet, gluten -free (or at least no wheat), lots of green juicing with beets, spinach etc.
Aside from the conventional therapy she's getting, I would seriously consider naturopathy (or at least a diet change - as they don't recommend herbal supplements when going under chemo). A great supplement is Spirulina (all natural algae)
Also, look up pranayama breathing (or yoga breathing which purifies the blood), also reflexology is also great, also look up oxygen therapy.
I reversed my diagnosis and feel almost 100% normal - all thanks to a diet change.
Of course, she should trust her doctors to do their thing but there is so much she can still do to improve her chances. Send her my best wishes and prayers. Big Hugs. Ella
(let me know if you have any questions or how I can help ;)

ella@lifeologia said...

Sorry it's me Ella from lifeologia (I sent it from the wrong email)
xo

Margaret said...

Your mom-and your family--will be in my prayers as long as you need them to be. Sending good thoughts. (I know so many people living vibrant lives who have had cancer.)

Ruth said...

Oh, Deb, I'm so sorry to read this ~ you and your very lovely mum are in my thoughts and prayers. xx

Jana said...

Your mom, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I agree with Robyn, cancer is a jerk.

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