Monday, December 7, 2009

our hearts are trusting in the Lord

If you are my friend on facebook, you most likely already know that on Saturday my mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Well, we don't know too much more than that so far even yet, as the results of her MRI are not yet known, but we're still just praying and hoping with all our hearts that it is benign and easily removed.

In the meanwhile, she is most likely going to be having surgery tomorrow (tuesday) sometime, so Jeremy and I are flying out this afternoon from Bakersfield so that we can be there no matter what happens. We leave for the airport at 2:30, and this all came to pass only about an hour ago, so as you can imagine I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off and trying desperately to get everything ready in time. The kids will be staying here with Jeremy's mom, who has been simply amazing and was able to take some time off work to be with them.

I don't have time to go into the whirlwind of emotions and the thoughts that have gone through all our heads since finding out this news of my very own mother, but it has been hard. I cannot wait to be there with my family and hug them one and all.

Even in the midst of it all, I am thankful. Thankful for the amazing support and love that my mom and dad and all of us have been shown in this all, thankful for the MANY many prayers that have been lifted up on her behalf, thankful for the WONDERFUL people we are all blessed with in our life, including all of you. And most of all I am thankful that we can trust in our gracious God for EVERYTHING that we need, even in a dark time, and for the fact that He already knows every outcome and always cares for His loved ones, no matter what. Thankful for the peace that passes all understanding, and for His perfect will, for His comfort and His grace when we need it most.

After hearing the news I opened my Bible at random and this was literally the first passage my eyes saw:
"Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious and full of compassion, and righteous... surely the righteous will never be shaken; They will be in everlasting remembrance. he will not be afraid of evil tidings, his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he will not be afraid." from Psalm 112:4,6-8

Amazing. I am thankful for THAT.

I'll keep you all posted as much as I can... meanwhile, keep us all, especially my mom, in your thoughts and prayers. It means SO much.

Love.

14 comments:

Britney said...

Praying HARD for you and your family.

Band of Brothers said...

my heart is so sad right now. i will be praying praying praying. love you and your precious family so much.

Tristan said...

oh my goodness..such sad news.

PRAYING...and I'll be praying tomorrow through out the day for your sweet family.

*CPA* Su said...

Oh Talia, I've been off of FB for a couple of days and am shocked to be reading this! You and your family will be in my prayers in the days to come! Stick close to your faith, as I know you will...the comfort you can find in God is, as you said, beyond all understanding! After going through the scare with my mom a year and a half ago, I can understand a little bit of what you are going through. Praying for you Dear!! <3

The Thompson Family said...

Your faith is an ispiration as you deal with such a crisis. Praying for safe travels, comfort for your family and your children as I'm sure they'll miss mommy and daddy, but most of all, your mom's health.

Sunny said...

Talia, I can't even imagine all the feelings you must be experiencing. Just know that we are all praying fervently for you and your entire family. You're in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs.

Lauryn said...

I've been thinking about you and your family these past few days! Sending love your way <3

Sharon said...

I was so sorry to hear about your mom last night at church. How is she doing today? Will be praying for you and your family.

Victoria said...

Praying for you, your family and especially your Mom!

alyssa said...

I hope that everything turns out well for you guys, I cannot imagine. Be safe!

Angela said...

You are an amazing girl Talia and I love you dearly. Let me know if you need ANYTHING!

sarah marie p said...

Talia, I am so sorry you and your family are going through this. You and your mom will definitely be in my thoughts. I hope God gives you peace and that everything turns out OK for your dear mom. Love you! xo

the lady of the house said...

Sweetie Girl, I'll sure be in prayer for your mom and you all and I praise God for you - even in a darkest moment you are being thankful - beautiful heart...

RachelRuelas said...

praying for you dear lady... your faith is so very inspiring. I can only imagine how I'd feel in that situation :( God is so very gracious, and I know no matter the outcome, God will craddle your mom with His everlasting peace and presence. I take it your Mom is a believer? Praise God for that if that's the case!! I'm praying.
Rachel