Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Mom and her Jesus

It's been a whirlwind of a week. Only last Wednesday, my mother felt dizzy and fell, right in the middle of an art store.

After a trip in an ambulance, a series of tests, and three brain meningiomas (say that three times fast) later, she faced surgery.

We were told, of all the types of brain tumors, these are the best a person can have-if that's possible. They are rarely cancerous, and much easier to remove.

So, that's what they did. Monday rolled around the corner, and she underwent brain surgery to remove the egg-sized tumor, with success. So much success in fact, she left the hospital today-only three days later.

It's hard to understand how a person can go through such a traumatic event, and walk the next morning. But, it's possible.

There's only one explanation. Prayer. Total, complete, utter reliance on prayer. And lots of people praying those prayers.

My Mom handled this with grace and dignity. With all the tests they put her through, she kept a smile on her face. She felt comfortable in any situation, and went through the surgery like a trooper. I'm not sure I could say that for myself.

My favorite thing to report is that every person walking through her hospital door heard about Jesus. No holds barred. She not only told them about her Savior, she prayed for them. Wow, what a Mom.

A week-and-a-half ago I would never have guessed we'd be sitting in a waiting room while my Mom underwent brain surgery. But, with lots of prayer, here we are-a healthy mom, and a lot of people that know more about Jesus than they ever did before.

Mom, what a great witness!

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Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.