Sunday, September 30, 2012

~A WORD I REFUSED TO SAY...

The word "cancer" was one I would never say.  I didn't know why, but I didn't even want to look at the word.  Perhaps I knew that one day, it would be in my life in a huge way. 
It has robbed me of two wonderful, apparently strong healthy  husbands in a matter of days, my great grandmother, two Aunts, my parents, two dear friends and now plagues someone in my life that means the world to me.   Our family is in holding pattern.  Watching, waiting, fearful...hoping ...praying...
 
Our morning paper was PINK this morning...and this feeling of thankfulness that people were fighting, people cared and the proof was right in front of me.  And all of you out there...those of you who have continued to keep our family in your prayers, you have NO idea how it makes me feel. 
I know you would fix it if you could.  Make it go away.  That's what I want to do, make it all go away, but just LOOK at how folks are keeping hope alive...doing all they can.
The only other thing I would ask for, dear God, is a cure! 
 
I thank God for people like you!
 
My love to all of you,
Mona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


22 comments:

  1. Good Morning Mona! I wish I could make it all alright for you! This disease seems so much more prevelent now, I dont know anyone unaffected by IT. As a Mother myself I cannot imagine how you must be feeling. You and your dear ones are in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of love, AnneMarie xx

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  2. How hard this must be for you Mona. Sending you hugs and blessings to you and your family. x

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  3. Prayers for them both and for strength for you, sweet friend.

    Hugs ♥

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  4. Sad for you Mona and the suffering you have endured with so many loved ones. My heart filled caring and prayerfulness extends to you, your sister and daughter. Let each of us stand up and support the causes for Cancer Cure.

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  5. cancer is just so horrible. know that i keep you and yours in my thoughts!

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  6. Sorry to hear this horrible disease is touching your family. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  7. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, Mona. Deb

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  8. I will pray for your Sister and Daughter! I have lost friends as well, we NEED a cure! Have a blessed day dear friend, BIG HUGS and PRAYERS!

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  9. I continue to pray for you and your family. I run faithfully everyyear in the relay and give what we can afford. We, too, have lost family and friends. My Mom was a survivor and was for 40 years. My cousin is 3 years in recovery and things are looking very well. I know how big your heart is and I know how it aches with a disease that has attacked your family and loved ones. Keep the prayers positive and hopefully, just hopefully the cure is coming quickly. The word H O P E comes to mind, as it is the one we hear most often, coming and going to radiation unit and 40 sessions and 3 years later my dear cousin is healthy and enjoying life. Our family will continue to keep you n your in our prayers. Thank you for this awareness post, which I am sure must have been extremely delicate for you to write. God made you with the right stuff, for all the burdens you are able to carry and still give strength to your family and friends. You are indeed a very special lady.

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  10. Thinking of you and of all you hold dear---you're in my prayers every day.

    Strangth and hope and your Family Bond is standing you in good stead, and just having a YOU in their lives must make your Dearies SO much better.

    rachel

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  11. Thinking of you and of all you hold dear---you're in my prayers every day.

    Strangth and hope and your Family Bond is standing you in good stead, and just having a YOU in their lives must make your Dearies SO much better.

    rachel

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  12. Mona, I said a prayer for you and your family. I know you are equally supportive of what we're going through right now too! It's such a frightening disease with so much uncertainty. Hang in there. Love, Bernadine

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  13. I am so glad you put it out there Mona - a lot of prayers are better than a few. I can't even imagine - just made my annual appointment - have you? I will continue to pray and add your sister - I didn't know about her. Hugs.

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  14. Cancer has touched my family in many ways over the years. I've been a "Relay for Life" team member also. There are many out there fighting the hard fight and many prayers going up for them. I'm so sorry your lovely daughter is in that fight and also your sister. I pray they will be on the cure side soon. I'm watching my good friend and fellow blogger, Donna, fight her battle. She's doing well but that stinkin' word..the one you refuse to say is still there. Prayers for your family and for mine.

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  15. I will continue to pray for your daughter. You have certainly had to deal with the "C" word way too much. I will pray for your sister as well. I am a survivor of a different kind of "C". Over 20 year now, so there is hope out there.
    (((((HUGS)))

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  16. ((hugs))
    Praying here for you and your family.

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  17. I will put your daughter and your sister on my prayer list. I wish with all my heart that cures would be found for this horrid disease and also for ALS, which took the lives of my mother and brothers. I know how hard this is for you to deal with, I pray for strength and comfort for you, too. Hugs.

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  18. I'm wearing my PINK ribbon this month for Sandy and for a cure to be in my life time..Many prayers coming your way Dear friend..I feel your fear..Hugs and love Gloria

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  19. You are a wonderful person with all you have gone through, and still are.
    My prayers for your darling daughter and sister are added to my list. Be strong for her Mona, She is lucky to have you.
    Huge Hugs for you.
    Kay

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  20. Hi Mona,
    I know cancer is mean! I also pray for a cure. Our family has been hit with cancer more than once. Also two very beautiful young girls in their 20's friends of my daughter were hit with breast cancer. They both have recovered are married now and plan on having a family if all tests come back good and they have their Doctors blessings. I will pray for your family.
    Sending love and hugs, Elizabeth

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  21. THANK YOU so much in joining me and many many others in prayer for
    THE CURE.

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