15 April 2006

Mum's the word

I would appreciate your prayers for my parents. My mother has recently discovered she has breast cancer. After various tests of differing intensity Mum is scheduled for a Mastectomy next week. Your prayers would be appreciated for both Mum and Dad, as Dad is naturally very nervous about Mum going to hospital.
Dad coaches junior basketball and was late for training after visiting the doctors. The mothers of his players all were concerned for him and asked how it all went. Dad replied somberly, "It's pretty bad. She's going to need a vasectomy." None of the mothers said anything but they all knew what he meant. It wasn't until Dad was home that he realised he had used the wrong word. "No wonder they were all looking at me oddly," he told me afterwards.
When Mum first found out the diagnosis she went into the classical Mother's problem solving mode and started researching. So at each step and visit with different doctors there were no major surprises. Mum knew all her options and the consequences of each choice. No panic, no despair. Just calm acceptance of God's will and working out what needs to be done rather than what might have been.


Alice Gunther said...

I am extremely sorry to read this, David, and will pray for your mother.

Bretta said...

You all have our prayers, friend.

DavidofOz said...

Thanks for your prayers. Dad and Mum are always surprised at our online friends from around the world. Have international prayer warriors will be a comforting bonus.

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for your Mum and Dad. It'll be a heavy cross, but hopefully our prayers will lessen the burden.