When is enough, enough? I'm pretty convinced that I don't want to know the answer to that. Or, perhaps, I've found it already.
What a stressful few weeks we've had in this family. I'm not even brave enough for the "what else can happen?" question, because life has gotten pretty good at showing you that it can, indeed, put you in your place.
We have had some pretty nasty issues with Kensie at school, leading to her being depressed, due to bullying. A classmate recently committed suicide for the same reason. I won't dwell on that, just know that it is a horrible thing, and these parents REALLY should be held accountable. If you are a parent, even if you don't think they are involved in such behavior, PLEASE talk to your children about the affects of bullying.
I haven't mentioned this yet, but recently my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. She has a tumor about the size of the end of a finger, and it has caused one of her lungs to "fold over" on itself. It's cutting off her breathing, and pushing up against her vocal cords, causing her to not be able to breathe or talk. While I suspected it was a diagnoses that was coming, it still was a shock. She was supposed to start radiation treatment last Friday. She went in for her testing and prep on Thursday. When she arrived Friday, they informed her they had found more cancer. There is one spot on her collar bone, and 4 (Or 5, I don't remember which) in her brain.
Mom says the doctors are confident that they can treat it with the radiation. Followed by chemo. I wasn't prepared for this. Then again, is anyone ever prepared for this? We just have to take one day at a time, pray and hope for the best, and be confident that she is in very good hands. We have never been through something like this, I have no idea what to expect....so I pray for the best.
Right now, most things are just a haze, and I can't even imagine what is going through my mothers mind. I was lucky to spend most of the day with her, my step-father, and brother, yesterday, just hanging out.
Today, Jei left town for 3 weeks of work training. :( My best friend is on vacation for the next week. :( She has done an awesome job of checking up on us. I miss her like crazy, but being that we live 1.5 hours apart, I miss her like crazy every day.
The next few months will be difficult, I am sure, but I am surrounded by people who are a great support system, and I am blessed in that.
Please keep my mom in your thoughts and prayers.