Tuesday, August 13, 2013

she's amazing


my momma

she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a year and a half ago and they still haven't found a drug that works for her.  she has been living in constant pain for months and months and do you know what?  she is still living life to the fullest.  my mom is a trooper.  today she started the first round of a new drug, which is administered by way of a 5 hour infusion.

her instagram from the experience:
"After another 'drug failure'. I am getting a new drug... This one is an infusion, I get to sit in this comfy chair for the next 5 hours."
always looking on the bright side.  she took her iPad and a book to read and she was all set.
about 20 minutes into her infusion, i got this email she sent to all of us kiddies:

"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey and share our love with friends and family. One day, each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is most important."

Joy in the journey is a good thing to remember....have a joyful day!! Xoxo

 i was overcome with amazement and gratitude for the wonderful woman i get to call mom.  she chooses to enjoy life, even when things are painful, inconvenient, and extremely tough.  i know at times, she feels frustrated and overwhelmed by her bout of poor health combined with lack of answers/solutions from the doctors.  that is real and crucial to acknowledge.  at the same time, she impresses me with her strength, her positivity, her faith, and her hope for solutions to come.  she is a courageous example and a beautiful person - inside and out. 

you amaze me, mom.  i'm proud to be your daughter forever.
praying that this drug works!


Victoria and Brad Gerhardt said...

Your mom is amazing! I hope the drug works!

Erica said...

fingers crossed that the drug works! best of luck to your mom!