Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sharing Is Caring

I know I do some updates on my Mama here on my blog, but today she asked me if I would set up a CaringBridge
site for her friends to be able to check. I will be posting updates on mom's treatment and recovery here as well as her site and I will periodically post links to the website here and on facebook in case anyone needs it.

Today has been a good day. We are watching a movie and just had a little lunch which if you knew how sick Mama has been the past few days you would know that is pretty awesome!

Please send her prayers for her next round of chemo. We are hoping the Dr's. are even more vigilant than they have been and we can keep her from getting so dehydrated which seems to be what is keeping her so sick.

Thank you to everyone who has prayed, sent flowers, treats, cards, meals, or done anything else for our family over these past few months.

If you ever have a friend or loved one going through anything like this the most important things I have learned that you can do are

1. Don't hover over them, but check in on them. Mom likes having company, but just talking wears her out so we chat for a bit, but I try to leave her alone until she asks for me.
2. Easy freezer meals that aren't spicy, greasy, rich, and are nutritious are the best thing you can fix for a family in need of feeding. Mom may not be able to eat everything everyone fixes, but this has been a wonderful resource for dad and Jen. this may be the #1 thing you can do for a family in need, but check and make sure they aren't overwhelmed with meals. Mom's friends have coordinated a schedule which has been awesome.
3. Helping out around the house while you visit might not seem like much, but just cleaning off a counter or emptying the dishwasher can be a huge help to a family experiencing illness.

The biggest thing you can do for someone in need is of course to pray for them which I believe with all my heart works.

Simple Thanks
For our restful sleep at night,
For the rain and sunshine bright,
For the love that Thou dost send,
For our homes and for each friend,

For the day and all its pleasures,
Grateful thanks I render now.
May our lives pass on the blessings,
None can give to us, but Thou.


eah42 said...

sending prayers your mama's way. stay strong roxy :)

Roxanne said...

Thanks love! It means so much to her to know so many people are thinking about her.