Call me now please

Lily JessicaI will remember this day as it was a day that put shock waves through my entire family. I was sitting at my desk at work. I remember the eerie text from my older sister, Jen, coming through. It was in the later afternoon after lunchtime. Something in my gut told me this is not good. Regardless, I picked up my phone and called my sister. I don’t remember the beginning of the conversation but what is very clear was being told our mother had cancer and it was serious. I FELT LIKE MY WHOLE WORLD WAS SHATTERING. My heart broke for my mother and tears started streaming down my face as I listened. I then asked to talk to my mom. They were both  at the hospital still waiting for more results from the doctor. Once my mother got on the phone, I walked from my cubicle at work and went outside to the parking lot to talk to her. We were both crying, upset, and shocked! How could this happen to my mother who never smoked a cigarette in her life, who works out, who eats crazy things like gluten free cookies, and is one of the happiest, positive people I know? What I learned that day is cancer can reach anyone at any time! A quote from Terri Clark that perfectly sums up this moment, “When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too!

JN Daughter

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  • Your mother ( my sister ) is one of the strongest people I know. She kicked the hell out of cancer! I was scared at first when I found out for the first time, I cried immediately , and thought about what my sister must be thinking at that time. I’m sure she had her 3 girls in her mind first and foremost, but I knew if anybody in our family had to go through this and make it cancer free, it would be her.If it were me, I don’t think I would have been as strong as her.Your mother was meant to beat this cancer and you 3 girls will reap the benefit of having the strongest, most loving mother in your lives and she will be the strongest NONNA in the world.

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