Monday, April 26, 2010

Because I love my Mom!

Our family is going through a rough time right now, because my Mom is going through breast cancer. Now if you haven't heard this already or you read it on FB don't get your panties in a wad! Because my Mom didn't want to tell anyone she has cancer, and because it is her cancer and she has to live with it; we obliged her. My Mom is the heart of everything, and when I say everything I mean everything.

She is the heart of the community because she is the 4-H lady and she works so hard to make sure that the youth have a great time learning about 4-H. She teaches afterschool clubs in the community and works with kids that I have zero patience with. I could never teach sewing to anyone yet alone a bunch of young girls, or the Hispanic kids she works with.

She is the heart of the church because she works in Stake Young Women’s program and she truly loves each and every girl. I know this because I can feel the spirit so strongly when she tells me about them. She is rarely at her own ward because she has to attend all the other wards, where she knows all of the leaders and all of the girls.

She is everything to her grandkids, and will drive hours out of her way to spend time with them. Or will take a whole day to drive her favorite grandson to a wrestling match in Blanding, where he will get beaten by a girl! I feel guilty sometimes because of the time she spends with my kids!

I love that she is always at church, 4-H or some sporting event it the community, but this is also hard sometimes to share our Mom, because we love to play games or just sit and talk, and it is never the same without her. We love her so very much. We love her patient teaching moments, her crazy science experiments, her telling me as a Mom to chill out and let my kids be kids.

I have the best Mom in the world and I want her to know that I love her! and that my kids love her! and that she is even pretty darn loved by her son-in-law! Because she is such a special person to all of us.

Now that I have written all this NO she is not dying! She has just completed her second round of chemo and she is doing great. Yes it is hard that her hair is falling out, and that makes me cry A LOT!, but she is feeling well and is in great spirits.

I love this picture of my Mom, she is always so busy doing so many things for others that it seems she is in more than one place at a time! 
(I know that this is really cheesy and not my Mom's style!  But we all love her so it had to be said!)

I have to give a shout out to my awesome husband too!  He is so great he loves me even when I am not worth loving.  I test him almost every day and I swear the guy is a freakin' saint. 
It is really hard to live in a small town and hear rumors about things people know nothing about.  I get my feelings hurt, and I am a true blue Holyoak and I can hold a grudge like no other, but he talks me down keeps me grounded (and probably saves a few people from a good butt kicking!)  Gotta love the guy!


Katie said...

I wish there was a like button to comment on blogs! Best of luck to your mom. I hate cancer! I am also glad guys don't think the way we do and are able to make us relax or really upset us more when they tell us to relax ;)

Katie said...

I love your mom. She has always made us feel like we were loved even though we just come and crash the party all the time. I'm glad she's doing good so far. I'm praying for all of you. I love Jeremy too-even though I make him cranky.