Sunday, September 8, 2013

The quiet Sunday...

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It's kind of hard to resume normal blogging after my last two posts. It might feel like life kind of stopped. But it didn't!

I have to be honest, after we got the news, I was blinded by emotional pain and fear. But I am slowly coming out of this mental stupor. Two things that happened yesterday really helped.

First, reading this verse above. Do you have those moments when you have a question or concern, and then  open your Scriptures, and it just jumps out at you? That was mine. I might've re-read it ten times...

The second was a story I've heard on local news yesterday. Again, it was one of those moments when the voice in my head told me to turn on the TV (yes, I do tend to listen to the voices in my head :). It was a story of a single Mom of two boys. About a year ago she developed a cyst that ruptured and basically  infected her blood (I was trying to find a link to the story but couldn't). Because of that she lost her legs, fingers on her hands (and she still makes jewelry with the stumps that are left from where her fingers used to be!!!), and her kidneys shut down. She spent 8 months in the hospital and is still on dialysis. But what was amazing to me was how happy and brave she is! She is such a remarkable woman! That smile on her face was beautiful just as she is so beautiful, inside and out. I was sitting there with tears running down my cheeks and I just knew. No matter what we face, there is room for happiness...Because "He knoweth them that trust in Him". We need to do our part and trust Him to meet us half-way.

I don't know what the future holds but I know that He knows and loves my Mom even more than we do. And I have faith!

I did purchase tickets to go back home (and they were below $1000 round trip which is awesome for a trip to Russia!!). I'm leaving on the 18th and, if everything goes well, I'll be back on the 26th. It's not much but between my Dad, sister and a friend who is like a sister to us, we will be able to do our best to care for my Mom until the end of her treatment. Multiple Myeloma has a very high rate of survival, and I hope, the treatment will help her. We don't know yet how bad her condition is and, probably, won't know until Wednesday but, again, we stay hopeful!

Thank you all for your encouraging words, prayers and support! I don't know what I would do without you!! Seriously!  It will get better. I know it!

I will try to post as usual - because while I wasn't blogging, I still kept busy :) It always helps me to do something when I need to take my mind off things. So I have a few things to share with you :) But during my trip, I doubt I would have any time for this little blog, so I will officially take a blogging break for a couple of weeks (I might write and schedule a couple of posts before I leave but don't count on that :).

And this is what my quiet Sunday looked like!! How was yours??


  1. I'm glad you got the tickets to see your Mom, even though it is for
    a short time you will be a big help to your parents. I'll continue
    to have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Looking forward to your posts about things you have been keeping busy with. I think keeping is busy is good for everyone especially your kids. I wish all the best for you and your family.

  3. Lena~ It is wonderful that you are able to go home and spend time with your mom. Have a safe trip and we will all be here for you when you return:) You are a remarkable and brave woman Lena~ Godspeed to you~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  4. Faith is so very important. Keep holding on. You will get through this. Keeping you and your family in my prayers

  5. Hang in there! So glad you were able to get tickets and that you can be there with your mom. Just think if you hadn't been so good about not spending and not wasting, it might not of been as "easy". Thinking of you and yours during this time!

  6. Sending up prayers too. I know they're right there with yours.

    I laughed at your 'listening to voices inside of your head' comment. Good for you. :)

  7. No matter how bad life gets, it's amazing to see there is someone who has it worse, right? You have an incredible attitude Lena, which is going to see you through anything!! {{hugs}}

  8. I know you're going through a rough time, and I was thinking about you today, so I came over to wave hello.


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