The veil of fog has started to lift and the stress and prayers, so many prayers, have begun to clear a space for our daughter’s recovery. The truth is my friends, the last month has all been a bit of a blur. When your child is sick, it doesn’t matter how old they are, they are still your baby. Mothers worry it’s what we do, Mothers pray, it’s what we do, Mothers give, we give it all. We eat the burned toast we give our last dollar, it’s what we do. We fix what is broken and listen, and advise, even when it is unsolicited, it’s what we do. We care, we love, we hold, and we hug and when something as serious as brain tumors are present, we beg.
We fall on our knees and beg, through prayer and heart and pleading face soaking tears, we beg, Lord, please let everything go well.
We beg and pray and beg some more. Please let the surgeon’s hands be steady.
Lord, when the tumors are removed please let her pain be lifted, her vision be sharp, and her thinking be clear.
We pray it’s what we do.
Brain surgery, the words still catch in my throat when I say, “our daughter had brain surgery”. Our little girl, and now a very accomplished woman and Mother, was the victim of something we couldn’t see. But that caused her so much pain and brought other symptoms that lay undiagnosed for quite some time. I am happy to share she is out of ICU and now on the road to recovery. It’ll be several weeks until she is fully well enough to get back into her Mother (of five children, three living at home) and work routine (successful entrepreneur, $5 jewelry). But, the fog, yes that ugly I can’t think, do or concentrate on anything else, fog is lifted.
I doubt I’ll really breathe fully again until she is completely recovered. But, I thank the Lord, the surgeon and all who prayed for her with my whole heart. Thank you all so very much for your emails, comments, and prayers.
My our gratitude is beyond measure. I’ll do my best to catch up on comments and get back into blog mode. I’ll see you all back here on Thursday for the TFT blog party for blog writers and blog readers.
LINDA BOUFFARD says
So happy your daughter has the surgery over with. Now comes the healing part. Lifting her up in my prayers today. Your friend, Linda @Crafts a la mode
Also thank you for letting me be a part of your very lovely and successful Thursday Favorite Things Party.
I’m so pleased to hear that your daughter is on the road to recovery. My thoughts and prayers are coming your way from across the pond. x
I’m relieved to hear she’s doing well. I began praying as soon as I saw something from you on Facebook. Thank you, God. xoxox, Brenda
So happy for this update! Will continue to pray!
Sending prayers for your daughter, for you and all your family. So thankful that her surgery is over. You are a strong Mother. God bless.
Diana Stevan says
Oh Katherine, I am so sorry to hear about your family pain. I can imagine what you must’ve gone through as our daughter had a rare and aggressive breast cancer and went through it all–radiation, chemotherapy, mastectomy, reconstruction, and on. She’s come out the other end, scarred but thankful to be alive. As you know, it’s not something a mother expects. To have a child whom you’ve nurtured go through that tunnel of fear, not knowing the outcome, is a nightmare. My heart goes out to your daughter, her family and to you and those who rallied around her. Love and prayers for you all.
Katherine, You wrote this from a mother’s heart who has so much love for her children. I’m so happy she made it through the surgery, but I’ll definitely keep her in my prayers for a full recovery and peace for you and your family.
I did not know about this, but so thankful for the answered prayers!
Katherine we are very happy that your daughter is on the road to recovery. No matter the age of a loved one or how minor the problem you still worry until all is normal. Continued prayers for your daughter and the family.
Joan,Marilyn and Marion
Beautifully written. I’ll continue praying!
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says
Katherine, your daughter and you are both in my prayers. You never stop being a mother no matter how old your children are. Praying that your daughter has a speedy recovery.
Wishing her a full and speedy recovery. It sounds scary. I have had my own experiences with worrying over the health of adult daughters. Mother is definitely a “lifelong job,” and it is so hard to stand by and watch problems we cannot solve. Love to you all!
Everyday Living says
Good news, Katie. I can’t imagine the heartache of knowing your precious daughter had to have brain surgery. Praying for her fast recovery. Blessings to all~
Clearissa Coward says
So happy to hear all went well. Prayer changes things now doesn’t it? That is great news.
Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) says
What a blessing she’s on the road to recovery. May God continue to heal her back to full health.
God bless you all, Katherine, and keep you in His care. Continuing to pray for your daughter and all your family.
Cindy Vojanec says
It was two years this past April that my 36 year old (at the time) daughter had brain tumor surgery. She had a stroke during recovery and then emergency surgery to take a piece of skull off to allow her brain to swell. After lots of therapy and prayers, she is now doing great! I know exactly what you are feeling right now. It gets better one day at a time. Prayers for your daughter and you!
Janine Huldie says
Aw, so glad your girl is healing OK now. But I will stay very much keep her and your whole family on my prayers. Many hugs, Katie xoxo <3
So grateful that your daughter is on the road to recovery. Take deep breaths and rest as much as you can. Blessings to you all. Prayers continue.
Prayers and best wishes for a quick and complete recovery.
Julie Briones says
Super thankful to the Lord… will continue to pray! Wow, what a trial… He promises this will bring joy! Trusting Him!
Good news, it’s been a stressful time for you and you’ve demonstrated tremendous faith. Keeping your family in my prayers.
What a difficult time for you and your family. You are so right, mothers just do. Thank God for his blessing on your daughter and your family. I can’t imagine what you have been going through but so glad that the fog has lifted. I will still keep you in my prayers and know that we are here for you.