Thursday, June 17, 2010


I've known for a few months that my mom is dying of lung cancer. She is a 4 hour drive from me.
I've been hitting the roads quite a bit lately...
and again tomorrow.
So far I've racked up a speeding ticket valued at 4
license points and quite a spin through the median 
courtesy of a rain-flooded road. 
Tomorrow morning I will stand before a judge
an hour from home begging a prayer for judgement
against me. It is my first ticketed offense
in 29 years of driving I think that should count
for something.
I left my Mother, or I should say, my mother
left me, 30 years ago after several
years of alcoholism and abuse.
Everything changed 4 months
ago with the word "cancer".
It has been bitter-sweet to say the least.
I've learned to forgive, and accept.
She has learned to
love, and grow.
As this crazy journey comes toward it's end
I want to ask you all to
please keep us in your prayers.
Ask for strength, patience and guidance on our behalf.


  1. I've been praying for you and your mom ever since I heard this news. I know you've been through a lot and I want you to know I love you and am keeping you in my daily prayers.

  2. Oh Dena --

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I am thinking about you guys. How wonderful that you are able to spend this time together.


  3. I will be sure to keep you and your mum in my prayers. God bless Dena.

  4. We're thinking about you through this hard time!

  5. I am praying for you and your mother. Even in very difficult circumstances like this, God provides for us... even when it involves forgiving.
    Good luck with the judge. And drive safely.
    Ladybug Creek

  6. Dena-I am so sorry. Having lost my mom just last month I know the roller coaster it can be and how exhausted you are. I will keep you both in my prayers.

  7. I lost my mom to cancer 5 years ago. I used to drive to the hospital like a bat out of you know where. Amazingly I never got into an accident. My eyes were filled with tears and sometimes I would wonder how I actually got there. I'm so sorry I feel your pain. I will keep you in my prayers also.

  8. I am so sorry to hear that, I will definitely be praying for you and your mom.

  9. I love you mom! Please be safe! I'm praying for you and grandma Diane too.

  10. I am so sorry to hear this, Dena. Sending prayers your way and hers. I hope and pray that you are shown mercy as you should be.

    Big hugs...



  11. I am very sorry that you are going through this pain. My dad died of pancreatic cancer a couple of years ago & and my mom died a year ago, and my brother died a year ago. Not will be in my prayers. I know God is with you both. The scripture I held onto when I was caring for my Dad & tend to say on a regular basis now is "Be still & know that I am God" it reminds me he loves us and is with us and in control. Lean on Him. I am glad you get to be with your mom. Let her know God loves her,and he is holding on tight to her and to you.
    God bless
    Many prayers,

  12. we love you very much mom! you have been so strong through all of this and i am praying for you every day

  13. Here is a song for you and your mom.

  14. Dena:

    Feel the strength that comes from those who care about you and God's love......

  15. I'm very sorry to hear this! My mom died from lung cancer when I was 19, and my father died a few months later. ((hugs)) its a tough road!