Beautiful sounds

It was good to hear my Mom’s voice on the other end of the phone this evening.  She is home, with Dad and the dog, Taco, my niece and her little one, and all the usual hustle and bustle of a Sunday evening, in her own home.  Mom’s voice sounds stronger than it has for a while, and how amazing that one sound can do for the soul.  Hearing the strength and love in her voice again does all of us good.  

I hate cancer. I hate that it has entered our lives so quietly and yet so loudly. All of us are affected by it and our world is changed. 

There is that good news that the tumor that was in her had “good margins”, hopefully meaning that it has been arrested and detained, shot down and left out in the trash.  I need violent words for this violent disease.   Make it stay away.

Then to hear Dad talking, to hear his laughter and his amusement at all the “goings on…” in the house again, to listen to him tell how well cared for they are at this place in time.  More music to my ears.  

In the back ground is the sound of a little baby boy, fussing after a long trip to my folks house, and the laughter and joy of his momma’s voice as she talks to others.  She is there to be the granddaughter who can spend time and see to the needs of my parents for several days…and I am so grateful to her for doing this.  

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We are like the grass in this photo, we will grow and share our seed for season after season and then there will come a time to lay down and grow no more.  New seed will germinate from the previous crop and new growth will come, life will go on.  But today, right now, I want to hang on to every moment, every breath, every precious bit of time that I can spend with those I love, family and friends.

12 Replies to “Beautiful sounds”

  1. Although what you are going through is at the heart of your own family and experience, I can identify with wanting to freeze time, keep everyone safe, happy and healthy.

    Cancer is an ugly thing, threatening what we most treasure. It doesn't always win. Right now, you are standing tall like those grasses, maybe blown about lately by the wind, but still holding on. It's a wonderful image, a very apt metaphor. Wishing your mother a speedy return to good health.

  2. Sending you hugs and a warm thick blanket of loving energy to comfort you Deborah. It's never an easy time when a loved one is not well. Best wishes to your mom and all of your family. You express your feelings and your thoughts beautifully. Thank you for sharing. xo

    1. You are so welcome. You will always remember this time, these days, when you made the sacrifice and came all that way to help. It will be a treasure in your heart always. I know from experience…

      Love you!

  3. I'm thankful that some of the difficult times are past and things are looking better and brighter! Sometimes live hits us pretty hard and we realy must lean on our faith!

  4. Deb – having lost my father to cancer, I completely understand what you are going through – your feelings at facing this terrible disease. I am so relieved to know that your mother is recovering now at home and that the prognosis is good. The moments are precious – hang on to every second.

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