Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tomorrow is Mother's Day


Next Monday my sister will have surgery for breast cancer. Not the sister with the three little girls, but my older sister, the one whose daughter has three little ones of her own. The photo shows my sister on the right, with her daughter Erin, who is my oldest niece. Tomorrow we are all getting together at Erin's house for Mother's Day. My mom will be there, and two of my sisters, and all of my nieces, one great-niece and two little great-nephews.

I wonder how my sister will be feeling as she thinks about having surgery the next day. I imagine we will be talking about it, as my youngest sister, a physician, will be there. So far in my life, I have never had anyone close to me who went through this, with the chemotherapy and everything in the months to come. It will be an emotional time, I am sure. It makes me think about a time when we were the younger generation and all the things that come with age seemed unlikely to ever affect us. Now we becoming the older generation, and the things that come with age are upon us. I think about that when I see all the little ones running around. We used to be those little ones.

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. It did my heart good to go to the store today and see all the men with their children, buying flowers and cards for the moms.

10 comments:

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Jo said...

So sorry to hear about your sister... she looks like a beautiful soul. I'll put her in my prayers tonight! I have an older sister as well and you being there for her is all she needs to get through this. It's Mothers Day tomorrow something tells me everything will work out.

judy in ky said...

Thank you Mr. Lee, it is nice to meet you too. I will be happy to visit your blog.

Jo, thanks so much for your prayers. It means a lot to me.

Natalie said...

Judy, your thoughts and reflections are so touching, so tender. My own thoughts focus on what a wonderful thing it is that the generations are gathering together, that your family is connected... love, support and thoughtfulness like you express can go a long way to making hard times a little easier. Some women I know have such a natural instinct for caring and nurturing, for giving of themselves, I think of them as mothers... like you. Happy Mother's Day to you and all the dear women in your life and I will continue to keep you and your sister in my prayers. (((hugs)))

Jenn Jilks said...

All the best wishes from Muskoka, Judy. I am having a tough time, as my mom died on Mother's Day w/e. My kids are far away, too. I shall be thinking of you and let us all know how things are going.
They sent a parcel, in a great project of 3-way cooperation in 3 cities, with great instructions not to open till Mother's Day, which I had forgotten to open.

judy in ky said...

Dear Natalie and Jenn, thank you both so much for your kind words, thoughts, hugs, and prayers. It means the world to me to connect with you, sharing our lives from afar.

Susan said...

Happy Mama's day Judy. Much love Susan & the kids (Winnie Dixon, Bleet, Oliver & Gus)

judy in ky said...

Thank you Susan and kids. Much love to you too from me and the kitties.

Rachel said...

I'm sad for you, and for your sister. My closest friend went through the awful breast cancer process - oh so many years ago! - and is well and happy now, but I remember it as a time of fear and sorrow, where we all tried to stay brave and supportive for her. My thoughts are with you at this very testing time.

judy in ky said...

Thank you Rachel. My sister is doing well after the surgery and starts chemo next week. She is strong and in good spirits.