Against all odds
Light does glow
those eyes that see
Life shall BE
Even when encompassed
in seeking the Light
Beauty is seen
Dear friends and family, as of last week I was told my Mom again has symptoms of cancer, and since her surgeries last October to this present day, her one remaining kidney is cancerous. That cancer in three months times grew rapidly up the vein leading to her heart. She is in advanced stage kidney cancer. Prior to the surgery the medical knowledge I have told me that this exact situation would happen because any time a person with widespread cancer is opened up in surgery (Mom had cancerous masses on her kidney that was removed, as well as heart and liver), that cancer will grow like wildfire.
When my Mom finally was able to leave the hospital the end of October, I began speaking with her on the telephone almost every day developing a relationship I would probably not have had if it were not for this surgery. For this precious time we were given, I am grateful to the doctors who performed the surgery, the very ones who knew full well the cancer would return violently. They also did not inform my Mom or family of that reality but allowed my Mom to believe the cancer had been eradicated.
In my Heart of Hearts, I wanted my Mom to believe those doctors so she could have this space of time thinking she was free of cancer. And so I stuck my head in the sand and believed for two months my Mom was fine and cancer free.
I am once more facing a crisis of monumental proportions. I have just recovered recently from the toll on my body that both my Dad’s death and Molly’s death caused last year. And now this.
Your Prayers, Thoughts, and Love will all be most graciously received for myself and my family. I am not able to travel this Journey alone. Bless every single one of you for being in my Life. I Love you from the bottom of my Heart.
I took this photograph on February 3rd, (yesterday). What you are looking at is unheard of for this part of the country. Never have I seen Crocuses flower at this time of year. I’m not fully sure what the “Message” is behind this Flower, but when I do look at Her, I attain a sense of Peace and Well-being.
I am stunned by the vibrant colors this Flower is showing. Did you notice that one of the stamen looks like a Heart?!? Thank you, Mother, for this Gift even if it is so wrong that this Crocus is flowering at this time of year! Life really has a way of continuing on, no matter what else is happening. As this Crocus shows us, against all odds She has brought Her Colors forth.
MF Macro Photography/ “Against All Odds” 2106©AmyRose