Sunday, November 22, 2009


As many of you read my sisters blog you know that my mother is having some bladder problems. My aunt works for the dr. who is taking care of my mother and I have some inside information. My mother has a mass on one of her kidneys and will need to have part or all of it removed. It is not known if it is cancer or not but either way it requires a major surgery in the next couple of weeks. I have these wonderful charms made by Nina Bagley with inspiring words. Not of my own choice but of necessity I'm being made to take a leap of faith-I'm going to have to trust others with my mom. I have to have faith in the expertise of others that their decisions and choices will be correct, because I don't know better. Daring myself to give up control and not be afraid. These are some lessons I need to learn-to let go with grace and dignity. Thank you for all you kind words of support, they are greatly appreciated.


  1. Lorrie..know that I am thinking of you at this time. I have been through the same thing with my mom...exactly 5 years ago this Thanksgiving it all started...with a routine doctor visit.

    I can not believe it's been 5 years..seems like yesterday..really. I wish I would have had this blogworld would have been a great comfort to me. My mother's husband (stepfather of the not so nicest kind) was a total misery through the whole thing. So that most certainly made the situation the worst experience of my life... thanks to him ...but I came out of it...and I am changed.. for the better..I appreciate the simple things in life. Let go of always trying to "pretend" to others that everything was o.k. Everything was not o.k. And that's o.k. too.Take it a day at a time...that's all you can do..and know that you have all of us here to support you and care about you...We're all here......just a click away.....

    Take care and I'll check back soon...


  2. Know that even though we are not there physically Lorrie, we are still there with you.

  3. There is also another word, Lorrie: hope. It will help you in this time. And another: love. It is what matters most.
    And we are here, anytime you need to talk.
    Sending love and big hugs!