Saturday, February 26, 2011

Quick Hello and Update

Hello my dear friends! I'm woefully over due for an update and I do apologize. Life has been a bit busy and stressful as of late.

I believe I mentioned in my last post that my Mom was going in for surgery to discover what the mass was that they had found in an ultrasound they'd done. She went in early in January and had a total hysterectomy and they found that the mass was cancer. They were fairly certain that they removed all of the cancer but they chose to go ahead with chemo as well. To state the obvious...we were all upset by this news and it has been emotional and stressful for all of us.
Mom started her chemo a month ago and has been unwell since. She has a lot of allergies(food) and seems to be even more sensitive since beginning chemo. We are praying that she feels better soon and that her next round of chemo will go more comfortably.
On top of this, they are moving up here! Today! Of course this is good news but also a stresser for everyone as we try to make it smooth and free of problems. I can praise God that we have help here in the form of new friends and that because I live here, I was able to take care of some things for them ahead of time. I love this little town and feel blessed to know such loving, godly and generous folks :-)

All these things have been hard to deal with in some ways. But it was made harder by some of our own personal difficulties. Life is never just as we expect and if you expect that things are going to be rosie all of a sudden...well, you might get a bit disappointed ;-) We are well, but financial issues certainly plague us and we are trying to find ways to cut back and make ends meet. I trust the Lord for His provision(which we have already seen in different ways), but some days I just feel despair.

If you feel led please say a prayer for us...for any or all of these new trials. Please keep my dear Mom and Dad in your prayers has been and still is a scary time for us all.

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." ~John 14:27

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;" ~Psalm 46:1-2

But before I leave you with only sorrows and worry...we have had some good moments :-) My eldest daughter had her 11th birthday and my son turned 4! The time has zipped by and it makes me long for things to slow down. They are both such wonderful kids.

For Fiona's birthday we bought her a guinea pig. She had been saving for some time for one and we thought that she showed a lot of responsibility and decided to buy the guinea pig for her. She is a sweet little thing named Rosetta. I would share pictures, but my computer is not functioning and I am using Dan's laptop...hence, no pics :-(

We also added one other member to our family...a wonderful dog named Duke :-) He is a saluki and we love him to bits. No doubt if you are my friend on've seen him :-) It is such a treat to have a dog! Dan and I have wanted one for a very long time.

Well, there still may be long breaks between posts here, but I will try to get on here more if I can. I hope all my dear friends are well!

Lots of love,


Sue said...

I always enjoy reading your blog. Praying for you and your family.

Sommer said...

Thank you for your kind words Sue! And Thank you for your prayers. I appreciate them :-)

Simply Heart And Home said...


I just saw your post today. I'll say a prayer for you all, especially your mother.


Ktribe said...

We will pray! I have been thinking about you!
I just bought some goat milk soap for my daughter's skin. If her skin responds well. I will send you some!!!
Hang in there!
Kelly K

Sommer said...

Gina and Kelly~Thank you both for your prayers ladies! They are very much appreciated.

Kelly~That would be lovely. It is so hard to find good products for all these allergy issues. Hope you and your family are well!

Mama Hen said...

Hi Sommer, I saw your comment and came right over!

I am so sorry about your mother. I know it will be a blessing to them and for you for them to move close to you. Not to say it will be easy, but you are doing a good and wise thing.

Rebecca J said...

Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers sweet friend.

With love,

Sommer said...

Kim~Thank you. It has been good to be here for my parents, especially since my Mom is not doing well at all. I am glad I can support them in some way...though it is challenging and emotionally difficult.

Rebecca~Thank you my dear friend! Out here I feel awfully isolated from all my old friends and I am still trying to make new is wonderful to know you are a friend. Thank you for your prayers!

Thanks again to all my dear friends here. Things have not been going well for my parents and your prayers are greatly appreciated!

Lots of love,

funkyfi64 said...

hi there just wanted to send u and your family my thoughts at this time. I know only too well what your mum is going through. I have been through a hysterectomy myself, then several years later they had to go back and remove the ovaries because of the threat of cancer and the sad thing was that I had not finished having my family. That was far more painful than the surgery. I know god has his plan and he is in control of everything. And he also heals a broken heart.
I have u in my prayers, god bless


Darice said...

Praying for your mom. <3