Saturday, February 22, 2014

My Mom

Good morning friends........

This is me with my beautiful Mama.  Taken at Christmas time on my brother's boat.   I hesitated to post this today, but in my heart, I felt like it was the right thing to do.  My Mom has just been diagnosed with colon cancer.  We are still in the throes of tests and such, and are now waiting for some results to determine whether or not it has spread.  She is scheduled for surgery in a couple of weeks.  This may or may not be changed, when all of the results are in.  As  you can imagine, we are all in shock.  We are focusing on my Mom and nothing else.  Surrounding her with the love of family and dear friends.  I believe in the power of positing thinking, and I ask that if you are of the praying kind, Pray.  If you are not, then please hold her in your thoughts, and help us to surround her with your positive thinking, as we navigate our way through this.
My mother is everything to me.  She is everything to so, so many.  We have a large, close family.  And she has an amazing network of wonderful friends.  Together, we will help her get through this.  Her name is Diane.
XO  Kris

53 comments:

Cheapchick said...

Wow, what terrible news - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

From the Kitchen said...

Kris, I am so sorry to hear this. I will certainly say prayers and send healing thoughts to your mom and prayers for comfort to all who love her. I know you all will be seeking the best medical treatment and will surround her with love. We, here in the blogging community, will be with you.

Best,
Bonnie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Kris, I am so sorry to hear this. I am sending prayers and good thoughts that she will make a full recovery. A BIG XO being sent your way...

Karen L. Bates said...

You are both in my heart and in my prayers. Take care and I know you will be surrounded by family and lovely friends to help you all through this. God speed.

Becky said...

Kris you all are in my prayers especially your precious mama Diane.
I believe prayer changes things so I will pray. I am so sorry you all have to go through this. I know how difficult it is. Take good care. Love,good thoughts and prayers..... Becky

lisa said...

((((HUGS))))) Praying for your mom and your entire family....Lisa

lisa said...

((((HUGS))))) Praying for your mom and your entire family....Lisa

Amy at love made my home said...

I am so sorry to hear this news Kris, but I will keep you and your Mom in my thoughts. Take care of yourselves and I wish for the best possible outcome. xx

Betsy said...

Kris my heart goes out to you and your entire family. This has indeed been a tough year for you hasn't it? I'm so glad that you gave us your mama's name. I will lift her up to The Lord daily. I know how hard this is for everyone, especially a daughter caring for her mom. I will also pray for peace for all of you.
Blessings,
Betsy

Joolz said...

My brother-in-law is going through the motions of testing as he just found out he has prostate cancer. It is such a scary and uncertain time, all we can do is hope and pray it hasn't spread anywhere then treatment can commence.
I hope and pray your dear Mum has a good outcome and surrounded by positive, loving people, she will come through this okay.

Hugs, Joolz xx

Home Meadows said...

Kris, I'm so sorry to hear your Mother's news. I know things have been difficult for you and your family. I will lift up a prayer for your Mother. Wish I were closer to give you a big caring hug. Thinking of you, Heather

Deb~in~Denver said...

Kris, we will continue with our prayers for your beautiful Mama and for all of you who love her. I've asked my Prayer Buddies to add her to their prayers, too. For every single person you know lifting you in prayer, there are hundreds more you don't know.

Sending you lots of love,
Deb

Teresa Kasner said...

Dear dear Kris.. I know what you are going through as Dayle went through that.. but I do hope they operate soon and that they get it all. They got D into surgery within a few days and they got it all and he didn't even have to deal with chemo or radiation. I hope this is the case with your mom. I will hold you and your mom in my heart and mind and am sending her healing energy right now. Please let us know how it goes - we're here for you every step of the way. ((hugs)), Teresa

Sandy said...

Keeping Diane in my thoughts. xoxo

NanaNor's said...

Dear Kris, What a hard report-so thankful they found it now and not later. Praying, dear friend, for your mom and for all of you. It is amazing the things you learn when someone you love has cancer; please keep us posted and feel free to email any requests.
Love,
Noreen

Lauri said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Kris. There is great power in prayer especially when many are united in prayer for a common cause. I will add mine to the many that are being offered. Hugs to you and your family.

Sharon said...

We've never met, I only know you through following your blog but I feel like I know all your family members through the postings you do. I am so sorry to hear about what your mother is facing. I will keep you, your mother and your family in my thoughts. Much love is sent your way.

Gloria Baker said...

Dear Kris Im so sorry, I know how close are you from your Mom.
These days my mom and dad are here and I think the same you say My mom is all to me, and she is my best friend, oh dear, of course count with my prayers, dear, my prayers for Diane and you dear, much love xxx

Linda said...

Prayers for Diane♥️

Debby said...

So sorry. Will say prayers. (((((HUGS))))

podso said...

So sorry to hear this Kris. It sounds like your mom is surrounded by her family and friends who love her and she has a lot to keep her in a positive, fighting frame of mind to work on healing. Will say a prayer and let us know how she is doing.

Pam said...

Your wonderful family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

Petunia Pill said...

Sending love, prayers and more love!

Debbie said...

Oh Kris I am so sorry to hear about this. I will lift your mom (and your whole family) in prayer, and will continue to do so for as long as it needed. Please let me know if there is anything at all else I can do, or if you have more specific requests. BIG hugs to you!!

Carol said...

Sending prayers to you and your family!!

Nicolle said...

I am praying SO HARD for your mom. I love your sweet family. This is hard news. Please know that you are all being covered in prayer, and I hope and pray that as results come in, that they are better than expected. HUGS! xo

Lindz said...

Genn told me about this....so sorry to hear! We will keep your mom & your family in our prayers!!

Taciana Simmons said...

My dear friend Kris, my always says that God only gives the cold according to the blanket that He already gave you... So I know you and your mom will both be strong and I'll pray He gives you both even more sthength to get through this time... I'll pray for your mom Diane every day and I'll ask God to watch over both of you and get you through this difficult time with peace knowing you have lots of friends who really care about you. Lots of love my dear friend.

priscilla said...

So sorry Kris .. Hugs and prayers for your family <3

Holly said...

Oh Kris, my dear sweet friend, of course, I will be praying for God's perfect peace and healing. My heart aches for all of you, I'm here, you know, just a phone call away if you need me.

Mereknits said...

Oh sweet wonderful Kris, of course you have all the positive thoughts and prayers you need headed right your way. Our good friend Greg just went through the same thing, he had surgery, and is starting six months of chemo through a port in his chest. His prognosis is the best, I know it will be for your Mom too. hang in there sweet Kris.
I am here if you need to chat.
Meredith

Valerie Smith said...

Dear God,

I pray for healing and strength for Diane and her family. I pray that you bless her and her family. In Jesus Name,

Amen.

Vanessa said...

Sending you and your Mom and family lots of good and positive thoughts.
Hugs

Pammy Sue said...

Oh, Kris! I'm so sorry to hear this. You have lots of love here from your friends, including me. I hope you can feel the love and it gives you some comfort. Will be thinking and praying for your sweet momma.

Poppy said...

Kris,

So very sorry to hear about this. Diane has a huge support system of family and friends who will get her through this trying time.

Sending positive thoughts and prayers for your sweet mom.

xo
Poppy

Patrica said...

Positive thought and prayer are VERY powerful as is your love. Lifting your mother up as I know what a blessing she is to you. Hugs to your family.

Gracie Saylor said...

Kris, I am asking the Lord for His best blessings for you and yours and am sending you hugs. Thank you for letting us know, and care. xo

Susanne said...

Dear friend, I have been reading and catching up on blogs and their posts, but my heart truly sank when I read this. I am sure that since you have found all this out that the first and last thought of the day is of your mother(with a million thoughts of her in between). Unfortunately none of us are immune to all the bad things that go along with life. I hope that they have found this in time that your mom can be healthy again. There are a lot of excellent medical professionals who can help in that department. I know you and your family are blessings to her and a comfort. Staying positive is half the battle, and being there for her is the other, but prayer does outshine everything else. It is free, it can be done anywhere and everywhere. And God does hear even silent prayer. He catches tears and keeps track of needs. I will keep you all in my prayers. Please keep us updated when you can.
(((HUGS))) Susanne ♥

Kerri said...

Kris- we were away this weekend but I happened to read your blog last night in our hotel room and was saddened by your news. I am sending good thoughts and prayers your way and will continue to do so. Please keep us posted.

Diane said...

I truly understand how hard this can be, Kris. There are so many things that can be done for your mom. I can tell from what you write about her that she is a strong woman, as are you. This will help you both tremendously in the long run. My prayers are with you all.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Stay strong! My mom was diagnosed with Colon cancer about 10 years ago. She had absolutely NO idea it was present and because of a simple test her doctor insisted on her having as part of her annual checkup it was spotted. She had successful surgery, it was "encapsulated" and had not spread. It was recommended that all of her blood children have a colonoscopy and we do so with regularity ... and are all symptom free. I do pray ... and WILL pray for your mom ... and you and your entire family. Stay strong! Linda

Kelli said...

Oh Kris I am sorry. I will keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers. I know how close you are to your mom and family.

Astri Bowlin said...

I am so sorry Kris. Lots of loving and healing thoughts being sent your way.

Pat Frank said...

Kris,
I am so sorry to hear of your beautiful mother's illness! I will keep her and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May God and all the Heavenly Angels Bless Diane with full healing and may she soon be restored to complete health! <3

Pat F.
Las Vegas

l said...

So sorry to hear of your mother's diagnosis. I have a tendency to getting diverticulitis if I am not careful what I eat. So I know how painful it can be. I believe in the power of prayer because I have seen the impossible become possible. The last time I had a bout, I wrote my Norwegian pen pal, who is a retired nurse and asked her to pray for me. She did and she must of had all of her friends praying because this was the shortest bout of it I ever had. Instead of weeks it was over in a matter of days. So, sweet prayers are being raised up for your dear mom. I lost my mom in 1983 at 61 due to complications of diabetes.

Susan W
Rio Rancho, NM USA

Katie said...

My heart has been heavily burdened since hearing this news. I, like so many, just can't even fathom my life without Aunt Diane. I have been faithfully lifting her up in prayer constantly and hopeful that the news comes back with the cancer being contained to the tumor.
"For where two or three come together in my name, there I am" Matthew 18:20- Believing!!
Love to you, Kristy! Please give Aunt Diane a Big Hug from me!!

Pam said...

Oh Kris! My heart is heavy for you & your family. Sending love, positive vibes,healing thoughts & prayers her way. xoxoxoxoxox

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your Mother is in my thoughts & prayers Kris. May she pull through this trial with flying colors. Positive vibes and lots of love coming your way. Love you, Maryjane xox

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your Mother is in my thoughts & prayers Kris. May she pull through this trial with flying colors. Positive vibes and lots of love coming your way. Love you, Maryjane xox

Debbie said...

I am praying for your mother, you and your family for healing and peace. I'm so sorry your mother has to go through this. God will see you through, just keep your eyes on him! Blessings, Debbie

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Hugs of prayers and love your way.

Patty Antle said...

Praying for Diane and your family and keeping you in my thoughts.

corners of my life said...

Saying prayers for your mom and your family. It will be a rough journey but she is so lucky to have your love and support.