Friday, October 11, 2013

On The Other Side Of The Fence

A few weeks ago my mother informed me that she has breast cancer again after being cancer free for 20+ years.  Needless to say, I was not elated by the news.  In fact I tried to pretend like it didn't happen and didn't say much to anyone.
The other day she told me that her surgery would be on Oct. 21.  I asked her if she would like me to came down for it.  She told me that it was okay etc.  and not to worry about it.  Well, she called the other night and asked if my offer to come down still stood.  Of course I told her.  She said she thought she would feel better if I was there. 
That so touched my heart but also made me feel funny.  All my life Mom has been there for me.  It is kind of different having to switch roles and be there for her. (not that I am upset about it)  It is just a strange thing having the roles reversed.  Sort of reminds me of that I Love You Forever story(which I hate because it makes me cry).
For those of you who have been on this side, how did you make the transition? 

7 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother. ((HUGS))

Candace said...

Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers, Karen. <3

Mimi Sue said...

Since you know that she would be there for you, then you have to be there for her. It is what women have done through many generations. Almost all of us have to go through this at some time or other. It's hard, not gonna lie but Heavenly Father will help you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mimi

Grandma Honey said...

The role reversal is a bit odd feeling but it's also a great privilege. I wish I could go back and take care of my Mom again. I would have done more, much more.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is so hard when the roles change...but you will never regret being there for your mom

Rosemary Nickerson said...

Life comes full circle. You will do fine and you and your Mum will appreciate the time together, no matter the outcome of the surgery. I commend your Mum on being brave enough to ask you to come to be with her. It will be good for both of you. Blessings as you move in this new direction together.

JJ said...

I send you and yours my most positive thoughts.