April 24, 2011

A Momma's Tears

My Lizzie Lou

It has been a challenging weekend.  My daughter who was recently diagnosed with MS - lost the ability to walk with cane.  Her muscle strength is gone.  She cannot use her left leg.  She says it is like lead.  Her feet feel like ice blocks.  It appears her MS is taking an aggressive path. 

Again, I could not muster the heart to post on the blog.  My heart was totally surrounding my daughter with love, support and as much healing as I could find for her. 

I have been really sad this weekend as I have watched my sweet first born loose all ability to function on her own.   Anymore decline and we will not be able to care for her without more help. 

It has been a weekend of a Momma's tears.  My daughter cried more as well.  She apologized one time for crying.  I stopped her.  "Darling,"  I said, "In the matter of a month you have gone from walking freely to a walker and with help at that.  This thing has hit you so quickly - you haven't had the time to process it!   It is only natural to weep."   And so we cried holding each other. 

Today we had Easter brunch as a family.  My son and his wife came, my youngest came home from college and we laughed and enjoyed the day together.  At dinner we prayed, and again, we all cried.

This life is such a tender gift.  Each day is a new beginning.  

15 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for what your daughter, you, and the rest of your family are going through. My prayers are with you all.

    Jena

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  2. my thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend.....

    hugs,
    Miriam

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  3. I can't even imagine what you are going through. I am praying for your family.

    Jodi

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  4. Praying for you and your family.

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  5. Sending prayers to your family.

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  6. Sally,

    I'm so sorry. Sending you cyber hugs and my prayers.

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  7. So sorry that your daughter is suffering. I hope that the meds will work and your daughter feels better! It's great that your family is so close.

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  8. I am praying. Hoping that this is a quickly passing relapse and she will dance again. {}

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  9. I am so sorry that this is affecting your daughter in such a way. I used to care for a woman with MS (before I moved) and I thought I'd let you know that though she was not physically capable of much with her legs she still led such an active and interesting life. Keep the hope and the faith going....you just never know what will turn up!! Also, have you had her checked for Lyme? Last I heard, the two have been misdiagnosed *often*. I hope I haven't overstepped anything in letting you know all this....I'm just the type who wants to help in any way I can, even if I put my foot it my mouth. Sending positive thoughts to your family!!

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  10. I can't imagine anything tougher. I will be praying for you and your family.

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  11. Ah, I am so sorry. May God wrap His great arms around you and your family at this time.

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  12. Thank you so very much everyone! It has been a difficult road and there are no answers yet. Lizzie is in rehab - relearning how to walk and be mobile. It is a long road a head and we are finding that inner place called trust and patience! I appreciate you all so much!

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  13. My dear fellow momma… My heart breaks for you. It is one thing to endure pain yourself but completely different to watch your babies hurt. Hoping that your tears dry soon… Nic Hahn

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  14. This is heart breaking. You're surrounded by supportive Mommies who are sharing your tears.

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  15. I just want to say, even though this is an old post, my heart bleeds for you and your family. It is heart breaking when someone you love has such a disabling illness. Please could you take the time to read this link http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseaction/show/pageid/736
    It may be nothing to help you, but then again there is always the possibility that maybe this is your answer. Sending many healing thoughts.

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