Sunday, April 1, 2012

One Phone Call

A couple of weeks ago our preacher said something that really stuck with me.
He said that ONE phone call can change your whole life. 
I remember thinking how true that was, but I didn't realize that I would experience it.

I was having a very stressful day dealing with what I thought was
"important stuff".  I was talking to my daughter and we were both comparing
our  stressful days when my phone beeped. I noticed it was my Mom calling.
I thought to myself that it was an odd time for her to be calling so I
quickly got off the other line and answered her phone call.

A couple of weeks ago she had a minor surgery on her eyelid.
They had told her this was very common and there was nothing to worry about.
BUT then several days later.....
 Mom received the"ONE PHONE CALL"
and they told her that it was cancer.

Then I received my "ONE PHONE CALL" from Mom
to tell me. She was shocked. We were shocked.
Thank the Lord that it is not the worse kind
but anytime you hear cancer it is scary.

So my preacher was right...ONE PHONE CALL can change your life.
She goes Tuesday to find out what is next. 
UPdate on Mom:
She will be having surgery on Monday.
Please keep her in your prayers.
Tonight our Preacher preached on these verses.
2 Corinthians 12: 9,10
 (Paul had prayed 3 times for the thorn in his flesh to be removed).
And he said unto me,
 My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
(when Paul heard this he said...)
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak HE is strong.


bettyj said...

I certainly will pray for your mom. Cancer is scary. We also received the one phone call a few months ago, that my 29 year old granddaughter had breast cancer. It is a life changing call. I will be reading your blog for updates. One thing I learned during this, is there are lots of praying bloggers.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Prays are coming,your way!

Susannah said...

Prayers being said right now... and will continue to be said for Alice.

Allie said...

On my knees for your mum, sweetheart!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Val, and MOM...I am praying for you!!! Stay calm, and I am so glad you trust Jesus!!! Love to you both!!! ♥♥♥

Michelle said...

I will keep her on my prayer list. I know with prayer all will be well. Sending hugs for you as well.

Julie Fukuda said...

I saw your comment on Marlene's blog and came to see what i can do. Prayers are on the way.

caknitter said...

Oh Val, this is certainly something no one ever likes to hear. I hope the news is encouraging once she sits down with the doctor again. I'll be praying for her.

Anonymous said...

Remembering your mom in prayer, Val.

Marie said...

Prayers for your mom and for your family. Hugs Marie

Holly said...

Sending up prayers right now.

Mama Pea said...

Praying for you mom . . . and hoping she will be fine.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, so so sorry. Do you know yet how this will be treated? Prayers on the way. Please give your mom my love and a hug from me.

webbsway said...

I most certainly will .

Glenda said...

I'll keep your sweet mom in my prayers.

Krista said...

Val, I needed this today! God's strength is made perfect in my weakness. Thank you for posting this! I'll be praying for your Mom.

I remember our 'One Phone Call'. April 9, 2009 and it doesn't seem like life has been the same since...

God is our refuge and in Him will I trust!

Trinity Resler said...

will be praying for your mom!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I just came over from Alle's-Humble as I go where I saw your comment. I'm so glad I did. My heart goes out to you reading about your mom. When I saw your profile I realized we have much in common and I love what I've read plus your photos are incredible. I'm going to follow you and look forward to getting to know you. I'd love for you to visit me.
Blessings, Noreen

Phyllis said...

Keeping your Mom in our prayers.

Becky Garrison said...

Val, please tell your Mom I am praying for her ... and for you! Keep me posted! Becky

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Val,
I am praying for your mother...what a touching post.

Alyssa said...

I am praying for my Nana! Thaks for the updates Granny! luv ya
God bless you John 3:16!

Alleluiabelle said...

Oh Val, your mom and you certainly have my prayers rising up. I hate the "c" word as my grandmother had it years ago and my sister just within the past year and a half. Your mom is ever so sweet and the Lord will guide every step of the way. I'm praying for a full-blown miracle of her. I'm finding it hard to get around these days due to everything going here, but please keep me posted if you can.

You are a treasure Val and so is your precious mother. Again, my prayers are rising UP UP UP on her behalf.

Love you,

Heidi said...

Val- I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Yes, one phone call can change everything.

I am praying for her and will also pray for your family! HUGS!!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Val, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. I hope all goes well! About your one phone call. We had one of those a couple of weeks ago to tell us our daughter (41 then) had MS. It rocked our world! Loved your flower photos. Hope they bring you some comfort! I'll become a member so I can follow progress of your Joan

Love Bears All Things said...

Sorry about your Mom,
Lovely flowers.
Mama Bear

Alice Grace said...

Thank you, my dear daughter for requesting the prayer for me. I feel God's presence in all this somehow.....I trust Him to take care of me. Jesus Christ is my Rock and I trust Him.
Thank you everyone for your prayers. I am so grateful for the love I feel coming from God's people.