She Got Me

I cried about my mom for the first time today.

I went to check on her late this morning and she said her chest hurt/burned really bad and that she'd suffered terrible intestinal cramps all night.

"I had a really bad night," she said. "I wasn't sure I was going to make it."
"Aw, mom. I am so sorry we have been so noisy this morning while you're trying to sleep..."
"It's not the noise that's bothering me, babe," she said, her eyes filling with tears, "it's the pain."

She put her left arm around my neck and pulled me close and said, "Thanks for working so hard and taking care of me." She put her right arm around Sara and hugged us both. "I have the best kids in the world." And then she was really crying, so we all joined in.

"I'm only doing this once," she added. "If the cancer comes back, that's it."

"I know, mama," I squeaked. "We wouldn't ask you to....but thank you for trying this time."

We made her call the nurse at the cancer center and the nurse told her it was side effects from the contrast dye on her CAT scan yesterday and told her what to do for relief. She is now trying to get some rest and I am trying to start dinner and get all that laundry Sara folded put away. The kids are playing in the sprinklers again, eating cheese crackers and gummi cars and ice water, splashing, fighting over toys, tattling, laughing, screeching through the cold water in the sun with their cousins. Jill took Sara to get some new pants and they took James and Kaylee. Life is still so good...pray for mom's comfort.

Comments

Aimless said…
Jamie,
Thank you so much for giving up of your time to make sure mom is well taken care of. I wish i could be there to help. Amie and I really admire you all for helping out. love you guys.

Matt
Jenn said…
Aww...that made me sad too! Prayers for pain relief and healing coming your way! (On a selfish note, when are you coming home?)
Miss ya!
michaeledrews said…
Jamie you truly are a blessing and an angel for all you are doing. I know the Lord is aware of oyur efforts and will bless you for your kindness and christlike attributes. Hang in there you are great. I love you and loved seeing you. I hope you have a great night and day tomorrow! Love you
Lindsey LuLu said…
HI JAMIE IT IS DREWS COUSIN LINDSEY. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I'M THINKING ABOUT YOU GUYS UP THERE HELPING YOUR MOM. YOU GIRLS ARE WONDERFUL!! WHAT A BLESSING THAT YOU COULD GO AND HELP HER AND BE THERE FOR HER AT THIS VERY HARD. I WISH AND PRAY FOR THE BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:)

WITH LOVE AND CONCERN,
LINDSEY

Popular Posts