Sunday, May 23, 2010

Thoughts from Becky

I haven't posted for several days - Tara has been keeping up with the blog; which is great!  As we were visiting with some long time friends last night; Scott said something that really sums up how we feel about this whole deal.  He said, "we have been so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love that it doesn't leave room for fear."  That is it. That is how we feel.  Our friends and family are the BEST!  And all of you who are praying for Tara that we don't even know are great, also!  Since this blog, I  have read all the posts -  you who have lost a child due to brain cancer - I don't know how you get through something like that - and those of you who are brain tumor survivors - it's nice to hear your stories also. 

Out next hard moment will be getting on the plane Wednesday.  Tara, Josh & myself will leave Wednesday and return Wednesday.  Scott is gone Thursday to Tuesday.  We believe we are ready for this - ready to get Tara off her pain medicine - her pain med makes her so tired and loopy - none of us like that.

Scott has returned to his normal life of being a bishop - I think it actually felt good to him to roll up his sleeves and immerse himself in church work again yesterday.  There's really nothing more we can do until we leave - so we're just doing our normal life - except it really isn't "normal" because we have such an outpouring of love from everyone.  It's wonderful and we cannot thank you all enough. If Tara ever gets a little blue or down (which isn't often) there's always a card or a note or something or someone at the door that picks her up at the right moment.

 We'll send news on Friday via Rachel on the blog about how surgery went.  I don't know yet how long surgery is expected to last.

We love you all!



Leserlee said...

I think tired and loopy would be funny, but then again, I'm not the one having to deal with it. I'm sure it beats being in pain. And I'm sure the surgery will be long. Never having dealt with a brain tumor, I don't know, but from what I've read, it sounds like it's in a hard place to get to. Good luck with everything! We will keep those prayers coming!

Avon said...

You are all in my prayers. I sure love you guys and I am here for whatever you need!!

BB said...
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BB said...

We just read the updates. We're praying for you Tara, you'll do great! We live a little south of San Francisco but will be out of town during the surgery. Let us know if there is anything we can do or if you need a place to stay in San Jose. Like I said we'll be out of town but if there is anything we can help with let us know!!

Susan said...

I read this blog every morning and then dry my eyes before the kids get up. I sent the web address to my mom so that she could read also. She called and told me that she is once again awed at the strength of this generation. Tara amazes me also. It was so good to see her at Walmart on Saturday with Shauni. Through all of this, my thoughts have been not only with her, but with you also. I haven't sent anything, or written because I am not sure that I would have much more to offer than what has already been written, but I do want you to know that our prayers are with you. I, as a mother, am thinking much of YOU. I have a mother heart and know that your mother heart must be feeling oh so much these days. Thank you for sharing this with us. It has been important to Shauni to be with Tara. If I can do ANYTHING for you, please let me know. We will all be fasting on Friday for Tara and for you too. Love, Susan

kathleen said...


Our thoughts and prayers have been with all of you ever since Kent got the first phone call in Boston last week. There is power in prayer and we have experienced it firsthand just 3 weeks ago when we almost lost our daughter-in-law. Our prayers are with you daily.
Love, Kathleen Nelson

Mandy&Dave said...

Came across this quote today and thought of you guys--"When suffering, we may in fact be nearer to God than we’ve ever been in our entire lives. That knowledge can turn every such situation into a would-be temple.

Regarding our earthly journey, the Lord has promised, “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up” (D&C 84:88). That is an everlasting declaration of God’s love and care for us, including—and perhaps especially—in times of trouble."

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Lessons from Liberty Jail,” Ensign, Sep 2009, 26–33

Praying for you guys!!


Mandy (Miller) Clive