Be Living Through The Unexplained.

I didn’t get to hangout with mom today.


Our usually very healthy CC is very sick. We took him to the walk-in climic and after waiting over an hour, we got the diagnosis, “It’s a virus! It should be better in a few days.”


Today, I am feeling overwhelmed with my mom’s cancer and now with CC being sick things really aren’t explainable. It sure has been a wild moment-by-moment last couple of weeks.

Life really is unexplainable. Our ways are not always God’s ways.

My mom is super healthy, but now has cancer.
CC hasn’t been around anyone sick.

My mom goes to the doctor regularly. CC rarely goes to the doctor as he is rarely sick.

We moved down to Ktown three weeks ago to be closer to work. The next day we found out my mom has cancer. Now I am commuting almost daily back up north. How’s that for timing?

In my despair today, I do see hope thanks to these encouraging word.


Have faith in God, in love, in family, in friends, in the doctors, in the nurses.

Matthew 17:20 reminds me, “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

Time to pull out my jar of mustard seeds. (Yes, I do have a jar in my cupboard!)

Be Asking Questions.

I am positive you have heard it before, but when you have a loved one in the hospital you need to advocate for them and ask questions.

I have always believed that kindness kicks butt, but it doesn’t always work in the hospital setting.

I am grateful for all the nurses we have had. But no matter how nice you or the nurses are, you still want to be asking questions. Tons and tons of questions.

I am not going to scare you with any of our near death experiences in the last two weeks nor the exact reason why my hubby Sexy Neck spent a night sleeping in Mom’s room, but I will share this simple example:

On mom’s first day in the hospital, we met with a dietician to help us get mom eating and ready to tackle chemo. We got some information about cancer and diet then we were off or so we thought.

On day FIVE in the hospital, once we arrived on the new ward, one of the nurses picked up this packet that had been sitting on ALL of mom’s food trays for the last FIVE days.


She asked us, “Are you using this?”
We answered, “No!”
The nurse then went on to tell us the amazing things about this protein powder that had been sitting on 35 different food trays over the last five days. She talked about how important the protein was for preparing mom for chemo. What a missed opportunity!

Be noticing.
Be asking.
Be an advocate.
Be taking your protein powder.
Be mixing it in juice not tea.
Chemo ain’t for wimps.