Monday, February 27, 2012

and So it Goes......

Every now and then
Just when you think things are calm and going well in your life
that sun warms your shoulders
and clean, crisp air is breathed into you lungs
that your heartbeats are at a peaceful rhythm

without any warning you find yourself having to walk into the mist
the fog
the darkness of the UNKNOWN

That was my weekend
Saturday night I received a call from my youngest child
that his wife was taken to the Emergency Ward
she was very ill with uncontrolled vomiting
and dizziness

(my son and his wife)

The hospital did an immediate MRI
and found this

an unexpected mass growth on her brain

I could not believe what I was hearing
tears flooded my eyes
suddenly that clam heartbeat
took an erratic beating
I felt chilled
and felt like I was trying to "suck in air"

Sunday they performed surgery
to remove this mass

She is now in recovery and the Dr. said the operation
went well !!!
They do not expect any cancer
and she should hopefully have a Full Recovery

I know, I KNOW
that it was due to the many, many heartfelt prayers
and well wishes
on our families behalf

I was humbled and amazed by all the caring people
who "walked with me"
on Sunday

Because soon, Becky will be doing this again

smiling her pretty little face off
back to pursuing her education
in the field of Pharmacy

she is actually an intern right now
in the very hospital she was operated in

Can we all get a Fist Pump Here.

When you have come to the edge of all light that you know
and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown
Faith is knowing
one of two things will happen.
There will be something Solid to stand on
You will be taught to fly

Our family is flying high right now.


Doran & Jody said...

Smackers! What a scary thing!
I hope all goes well and she has a speedy recovery!

corrie said...

So relieved and glad to hear the surgery went well. When I read the first email my breath caught in my throat. Scary things.
So grateful she's doing well.

Valerie said...

So glad to hear that everything seems to be going well. Such a scary thing! Praying for a speedy recovery!
Hugs & prayers for you and your family.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Fly baby fly. Hip hip hooray and lordy lordy give me an AMEN sista.
Did you notice the comment page is totally different?? What's up with blogger?? Check it out... send yourself a comment, or just pretend.
So happy for you and your family Wendy. SO HAPPY.

Kristina P. said...

I have been keeping her in my prayers. I hope for a full recovery!

DesertHen said...

So very, very scary! Glad to hear the surgery went well! Sending prayers!

susette said...

Been praying for her. Thanks for such a positive update. She's got a great family behind her!

gigi said...

I really hope she is doing well today and will have a fast recovery. Scary stuff. Prayers.

Barbaloot said...

How scary! Glad to hear the surgery went well and I hope recovery is quick.

Natasha said...

I am so glad things went well, what a whirlwind of a weekend for you and your family. Happy days to come!

Dixie Mom said...

Oh my gosh...what a rollercoaster for you. I'm so glad that they were able to remove the mass and that it's not cancer! What a scary thing! You are right...prayer works!
Your family has been through enough this year.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

tammy said...

She and you were in my thoughts and prayers all day yesterday. I was so glad to hear that everything went well.

SherilinR said...

whoa, makes your heart feel sick to get that kind of news, doesn't it?
i'm glad she's doing well.

joanne said...

fist pump...whoooop! I went from sunshine on my shoulders to tears in my eyes to thank you God from my breath all in a few seconds. Blessings to you and your family as you girl gains strength and heals. love you!

The Gathering Place said...

My sister had the same thing. She went to the doctor for something else and someone picked up on her tumor. She had the surgery and is doing great (over five years ago). It is such a scary time for everyone. My heart felt your pain. I'm glad the outlook is positive. Hang in there. It sounds like blessings are coming your way.

" Hit It......." said...

I am still getting teary eyed. I so hope everything goes well. My prayers are with you all.


Connie said...

I love that quote! Very comforting. So glad she's on the road to recovery. She's a beautiful girl and has a great future ahead of her.

This life is always full of surprises!

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

Glad to hear that all went well Wendy!

dbs said...

Shocking. Happy to hear all is well.

Becky said...

Oh wow. How scary. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. So glad that things look well in her recovery.

Cherie said...

I am glad that all went well with the surgery.
That is just scary news to get on an ordinary day.
She is beautiful!

Garden of Egan said...

That MRI is unbelievable!
I am so thankful.

She's such a beautiful girl! I bet your heart was in your throat. My prayers for you all continue.

Saimi said...

Oh my gosh Wendy, you made my heart jump! I'm glad everything went well with the surgery!

What a beautiful young lady!

Tina said...

My heart sank for you and your family! Here's hoping and praying for a speedy and succesful recovery!

deb colarossi said...


Oh my.

I don't even have words...

prayers for continued healing ...

Ann Marie said...

I felt sick when I read about it on FB. Heart sick for your family.

Grateful for the blessings.. prayers and I'm sure Angels that were there helping...

Love you♥

H.K. said...

I was meant to read this...I'm so glad that you DIL is doing fine & that the growth doesn't come back. She's a beautiful girl. My son went back to the ER a few days ago & undergoing some more tests, I know he'll be okay, but it hurts to see him go through so much pain. You're so right about things being calm & then all of a sudden you feel the ground starting to crumble.

Kazzy said...

Wowza! She is watched over, I am sure! Best wishes, friend.

nitebyrd said...

How frightening! It's good to hear that she is going to be okay. With all the prayers and good thoughts, she'll be back in top form in no time.

Sending you and yours some positive energy and (((hugs)))

(The top picture on your post is beautiful as are your son and DIL!)

Mimi Sue said...

Oh I'm sooo glad things went well. Is she here in Utah? I used to work at the U of U in Neurology and they have some awesome Drs up there. We will be praying for you and your adorable dil. Hugs to you. Mimi

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh my Wendy...what a frighting thing to go through! My heart goes out to all of you. Thank heaven's that everything looks good and your DIL will have a full recovery. I bet that big sigh of relief felt good. Here's to a speedy recovery for her!
Maura X

Pondside said...

What a scare for all of you. I'm so glad to hear that your daughter-in-law will recover and return to her studies, but I'm sure that everyone around her will be looking at life in a different way.
I'm going to go back and try to figure out how to follow your blog, as I am missing out on posts.

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jeanne said...

Good morning Wendy, Your post is an awesome story of light, despair and light once again. You write in a wonderful perspective that brings your readers in immediately. Well done and the best part is the good news of the surgery. I believe in prayer and Gods way of leading us through the hard times. This definitely was a test of your mental strength. I am still praying all will be well as it is expected.

Your son and his pretty wife are so darling. And smart!!! Smile. Thank goodness they have a bright future together.
Love you much,
Jeanne xoxoxo

koralee said...

Oh no...sending my prayers and love. Glad to here things went well...boy you just never scary! xoxoxo

Andrea SunnyDays said...

Thank goodness everything went well. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts as she continues on to recovery.

Just SO said...

I am so happy that all went well for your daughter in law. What a scary and humbling experience. Praying the her recovery is quick and easy. Much love to you and your family. I'm so glad that you are flying :)

jeanne said...

Hi Wendy, I just stopped by to see if there was anything new about you DIL. I am still praying my dear friend.

Love you much,

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh my gosh, Wendy--how scary! So sorry you all had to go through that--especially her! What a miracle and a blessing that she'll be grateful to hear that! Faith is a beautiful thing, isn't it, my friend...a beautiful thing.

Wishing you a PEACEFUL, non-eventful weekend, dear friend...breathe.....!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm so glad things are going well. What an ordeal. I hope your DIL revovers soon.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WHAT AN ENCOURAGING QUOTE THERE, but more poignant is the love that abounds in the gathering of the kindred and strangers alike, to PRAY and HOPE for each other. Oh dearest, as I was reading your post, I could feel the emotion. I am so relieved that there is NO CANCER and that this young woman will pull through to fulfill her dream and carry on to encourage and love her patients...thank you sweet Wendy for coming to visit with are so precious. PEACE! Anita

Nana said...

Oh, wow! I am so glad to hear that she is going to be alright. Very scary!

Make her some soup. ha ha

Anonymous said...

I was so scared reading this post - and then good news. Hugs to all of you - especially Becky - and I hope she is up and feeling great in no time!!!
~ Zuzu

oldgreymare said...

Oh my goodness..I started to read and then thought oh no!! SO relieved to hear that things went well and they expect a full recovery.

How very frightening for all of you.

Blessings to all.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

wendy...yes, yes...god answers all prayers. his hands are on becky right now. he knows your family has had enough heartbreak.

becky and your son are adorable young people!

sending you a hug and wishing all the very best to you and your family.