Friday, May 30, 2008

My Mom - My Hero

This is a picture of my beautiful mother, my hero. She is quite possibly one of the most amazing people I shall ever know. Last year, in June my mom found out that she had colon cancer. I can remember the day as if it was just seconds ago. I had never felt that sick, sad, scared, sorrowful, and hurt in my entire life. I could not even imagine my life without my mother. She is not only my mother, but a best friend. As soon as I got off the phone with my mom, I fell to the floor in humility, asking the Lord, our Savior to allow my mom to fully recover, that this would not be her time to leave us. I knew from that moment forward that she would be healed. She spent the next 8 months of her life in the most pain she will ever feel, scared, sick, and tired...she did not complain...she did what she had to do to get better. She tried to stay so strong for the rest of us when I know that inside, she probably just wanted to quit. I have never been more proud of my mom in my entire life. She is an example to all. She is always ready and willing to help. She is thoughtful, loving, and perfectly imperfect. I love to hear her voice. Sometimes I call her on the phone, just so I know she's there...just so I can hear her. Her laughter is beautiful. Whenever I am sad, or scared, or I just don't know what to do, I call my mom. She always has the right words to say, and always makes me feel better. The last few days have been difficult. It was time for her follow-up scans and blood work. I am beyond happy to report that my mom is 100% cancer free. Mom, in case you read this, I want you to know that I am so thankful for you. I am so thankful that you are a strong, independent woman that I have always been proud to call mom. I am thankful for your example, and for your love of the Savior. I love you mom!