It's fitting that today I am thankful for my mama. Last night, we found out that she has ovarian cancer that has at least spread to her bowels. She begins chemo next week. The eight sessions will allow the cancer to shrink so that the doctors are fully aware of everything they need to surgically take out. It was as if we had been throat punched. And, throat punching sucks.
I am thankful for my mama. We haven't always been close. I was always a daddy's girl. I wanted to be at the ball field with him. I wanted to work in the yard. I wanted to watch football games with him. But, I look back and realize that while I was doing that my mama was at home doing her best to keep everything together.
My mom is beautiful. She is organized. She is smart. She is clean. She is sensitive. She is loving. She is talented. She is mine.
I am so thankful for my pops, who loves my mom like no love I have ever seen. He takes care of her everyday. He makes her feel loved and appreciated, and he works so hard to do everything he can do for her. He makes her laugh. He makes everyone laugh. He supports her in everything she does. We will all make it through this.