Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ramblings of a mom...

who has a child with a serious illness...
please bare with me as I share some random thoughts...
If you weren't aware, our 3rd child, Bryson who is now 10
has recurrent brain tumor called ependymoma.
He is about to undergo his 4th surgery in 7 years.


Chances are pretty good that the parents know;

1- it could be worse/ he could be or have XYZ
2- we are not the only ones in the world dealing with something like this
3-that it is "God's Will"  or in His Hands
and please please please  don't 
1- make us feel guilty for being worried, stress, scared or upset
2-tell us that maybe it would be better if said child died.


Just be there to listen when we need to vent, talk or cry.
that's all that (we) parents need

22 comments:

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

You know you and B and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers every second of every day! I know what you are going through and what you face...its hard...you just never know what's going to happen from moment to moment...and when you need your friends the most it really SUCKS that they live so far away! You know that I am ALWAYS here...just pick up the phone...we will be at the doctors on Thursday and will also need some prayers and thoughts for my dad's brain tumor...I love you Natalie! I am here for you! and just say the word if you need me!

LL said...

People can say the DUMBEST things when they are trying to be supportive!

Feel free to call, any time, to vent or cry or talk or whatever. I'm kind of a whiner, so I really do love it when other people call me and whine. :-)

For now, just keep hanging in there! I'll see you tomorrow!

Lisa said...

{{{{hugs}}}}

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Though my family's circumstances are different, I do know where you're coming from, Natalie. Hugs & prayers to you. Stay strong.

A. Rogers photo said...

We love you and your family! Hugs to you all. I wish we could take your pain away but we also know you have incredible Faith (with a capital F)

Dee said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Try to stay strong and positive. {{{{HuGs}}}}

Leah's Mom

Carolina said...

Natalie ~ Bryson will be in my prayers. Big hugs to you.

Julie said...

Love you guys. You are in my thoughts constantly. I so wish I were living close enough to help.

Sandra said...

vent - vent away and stay strong - my thoughts and prayers are with you all,
take care.
Sandra

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

GIANT hugs! I will always be here to listen to venting and would never say those things to you. I'll pray for Bryson and his surgery. Hugs again!

FibreJunky said...

Aw Nat!! You know you and Bryson are always in my thoughts and in my heart. Big, big hugs to you both. If you need to talk, I'm always here.

AJ said...

so sorry you needed to post this- we are here for you! hopefully- you don't hear any of those things listed!
take care!

Inspired Gal {Scrapbooking} said...

Praying for you and your family for courage, strength and to know that you are loved.

-Charlene

Emily Leiphart said...

Natalie, that is frightening and I can't imagine what you and your family are going through! I'm sending healing thoughts and great strength to Bryson and your entire family.

Julie said...

My thoughts are with you and your family during this time, Natalie. Big hugs to you...

Jessie/knightrone said...

Do I need to smack someone around for you? Cause I totally would!! People need to learn to think before they speak...I'm sorry their lack of thought and consideration has hurt you. Hugs girl!

Lesley Langdon said...

Hugs Natalie...hope your little man is recovering OK after his 4th surgery. What a brave little boy you have!

krumeluran said...

Sending you and your family warm thougts and hugs. You and your boy is really strong, and I hope that God is merciful on you! I will keep you in my prayers...
//Katarina

krumeluran said...

Sending you and your family warm thougts and hugs. You and your boy is really strong, and I hope that God is merciful on you! I will keep you in my prayers...
//Katarina

Tracey Taylor said...

{{{hugs}}}

lynn said...

god bless your bryson and renee's dad:)

Andrea Amu said...

That sure can't be easy, Natalie!
All you can do for each other is be strong! Many ((hugs)) for ya!