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Fighting for Life


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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GRACEISENUF 10/11/2012 9:00PM

    You are going through so much right now and you and your precious Momma are in my prayers.

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SEEHOLZ 10/6/2012 1:47PM

    I hope you find some comfort in knowing that she'll give it her all! That just shows how strong your Mom really is - and obviously you get it from her!

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ON2VICTORY 10/4/2012 4:33PM

    i left a comment on the blogspot post, my heart goes out to you.. thank you for being such a stalwart example.

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NATPLUMMER 10/4/2012 3:41PM

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FUNFROG79 10/4/2012 2:23PM

    Thinking of you and your mom. emoticon

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 10/4/2012 1:58PM

    (((hugs))) to you.

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RUNTRILAUGH 10/4/2012 9:39AM

    Emily - my mascara isn't waterproof!!!! DANG YOU!!!!!!!!
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Your blog brought back so many emotions. Being so proud of you, knowing how tough that run was, knowing "stuff" was going on, but not knowing all of it....

Remembering all the sickness w my Dad the last few years, and then remembering my Mom.... October always brings back those emotions anyway, being breast cancer awareness month and all - and she died 14 yrs ago Nov 10th...

You are amazing girl! I am so honored to have met you.
You are strong beyond words.

Thank you for being my friend! (and why did Red Solo Cup just come to mind!?!?!?!)

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RUNNER12COM 10/4/2012 8:36AM

    Honestly, the more I get to know you, the more amazing I realize you are. Thank you for sharing this honesty with us.

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BUDRFLY31 10/3/2012 10:40PM

    I lost my mother 48 days ago. Two days before she died, she was often confused. I leaned down to tell her that I was going to my Catamount race and I would see her in the morning. She said to me (whom she thought was a nurse) "My daughter runs and I am so proud of her" She had never told me that before! She had always lecturing me in the past about all the bad things that could happen when I ran.

I went to that 5k trail race stumbling along, often sobbing hunched over, but I couldn't quit. Her words just kept going through my head, so I kept going. My husband knew the story and was their to fold me into his arms when I crossed the finish line. I have no idea what my time was, but I did it for her. A very small race was the most important race of my life.

Treasure the time left with your Mom. This is a very hard thing in your life. Not only is she fighting this disease, you are fighting it with her. It is not just her fight, its your as well. Love does that. When she dies, you will remember the little things special to you and her. At times I feel like it is breaking me, and I cry. Especially when a Patsy Cline or Elvis song is on the radio. But, I'm not breaking, just temporarily navigating through a difficult part of my life.

p.s. I am going to write a blog about this, since the words just flowed in response to your blog. Perhaps tomorrow...
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WONDERWOMAN 10/3/2012 8:45PM

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/3/2012 5:07PM

    Make every day count.
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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 10/3/2012 4:45PM

    emoticon Wow! What a powerful blog. Your motivation from your mom is similar to my motivation from my late aunt. She fought cancer for 16 years! It finally won, but she is ALWAYS with me during the tough times.

BTW: my mascara isnt waterproof, so I look like a racoon right now

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LOAFYLAW 10/3/2012 4:40PM

  What a wonderful tribute to your Mom. My husband just lost his mother to breast cancer, and I can only imagine what you are going through right now. I am hoping and praying you have a lot of good, healthy years to enjoy each other. Keep fighting and know that the prayers of many sparkers are coming your way. Go Emily!

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GETFIT2LIVE 10/3/2012 4:23PM

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I lost my mother to cancer seven years ago. Nothing prepares you for the day you have to say goodbye, but God does give you the grace to keep going when you think you can't. I will be praying for you and your family, that your mother will be restored to health and live many, many more healthy years.

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LAURIE5658 10/3/2012 4:21PM

    You know that Jim and I will be right there for you any time you need us. Just holler. You have become an extremely strong person. Perhaps stronger than you even realize.

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