I'm back from a recent trip to Atlanta where I had really good time with mom and dad. A couple of cute things happened while there...
When the nurse came in to take mom's vitals at the oncologist she told mom to "take deep breaths, please," and all of sudden we heard dad breathing real deep. Mom and I looked at him like what on earth are you doing, and he didn't even realize he was doing it. We got so tickled. I told him I thought that was carrying the "oneness" thing in marriage a tad far. Him trying to breathe for her too...
Something else sweet...I showed them my iPod and they loved it! I decided to get mom one and load it with her favorite music so she can listen to it during her infusion sessions (chemo, more on that in a minute). So dad and I went to Wal-Mart to pick one out Friday afternoon, and he insisted that he wanted to buy it for her as a gift from him. He chose the color (purple) and she LOVES it! They were so cute. I've got tons of music already loaded and taught them how to use it. I talked to her a while ago and she'd already been listening to praise music this morning. She says, "It's so clear. Like the singers are right inside your head." ;)
Here they are at the surgeon's office just after being "introduced" to the world
of the iPod. I turned around and saw them sharing it and snapped a pic.
We met with the oncologist and surgeon last week and both appointments gave us hope. Mom's chemo starts in June. They're allowing her time to regain her strength. She's eating much better now and she's getting stronger so that's a great thing following two major surgeries in two months.
While I was with them, we talked a lot about life, death, life in the hereafter, cried many tears, but laughed even more at funny things that've happened and at a ton of past memories, including things about loved ones who are already waiting for us in Heaven. It was great to be there, and I wouldn't have missed these days with them for anything.
These past two months have been hard ones and we have no clue what lies ahead (who among us does). But we know, without a doubt, that God is guiding each step along this road. On behalf of my family...thank you. We appreciate you walking this road with us in prayerful support. It's making all the difference.
Me and mom
Dad and me