Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mom's last day

This is Becky.  I will be short - I want to hear what Tara had to say about her last day.  I was not there - Scott went to witness the event.  I'm just so very glad it's the last day; although I will miss the rides in the car with Tara.  Tara is a very nice person to drive with and talks to me and does not spend time on her phone while I'm in the car with her.  I am so happy Tara can start to recover now.  I had my cry this morning - it seems like I've had them daily this week.  Today my tears were tears of joy and amazement at Tara's attitude.  She is an inspiration to me also.  They were also tears of sadness for all those who have to suffer this dreaded six letter word called CANCER.  We met someone new at radiation this week.  He was put into a wheelchair six weeks ago just because the doctors took a biopsy of his tumor.  Wow!  That tumor is in a bad, bad spot.  Tara played the piano tonight perfectly - so thanks to all of you out there praying for her 4th finger! When we play this duet together, it's really a spiritual experience for us both.  I lift the lid on our piano all the way up and the sounds just carry themselves heavenward.  (for those of you who don't know me very well, we had a 7'6" grand piano in our home while we sat on folding chairs in our kitchen! A piano is more important than a kitchen table set!!  It's just a question of priorities you know.) I am amazed again at the miracle of Tara's surgery.  No after effects of taking that very large tumor out of her head.  So many others who have brain tumors have to leave part of the tumor in their head, or worse yet, it's in the brain stem and no operation is possible.  We are so blessed; yet my heart hurts for those others who suffer more than we do.

It's almost time for Rachel to leave the nest - our family is growing smaller and we will miss her sorely.  Nate will have to keep us on our toes here all by himself.  She has grown so much this year and is really ready for college.  We'll have a big old hole in our home when Rachel leaves.  So much fun and energy will just evaporate out of our home.....

1 comment:

Avon said...

(((((((HUGS))))))) Becky. You are amazing. Love you.