I AM SERIOUSLY STRUGGLING THIS MOTHER'S DAY....

I am seriously struggling this Mother's Day. It is officially the morning of and I still can not muster up a gift, a tribute, or idea of what I should do for my mom on the official Mother's Day....

You see in my life right now EVERYDAY is Mother's Day....

Mom

 

Back in 2007 when I was pregnant with my first child, my Mom called me from our hometown Detroit, Michigan and "gently mentioned" she was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer but she was sure she was going to be okay.

As you can imaging my life changed forever at that moment. I was sure Mom knew sooner than what she told me but did not want to upset me since Dawson was due to make his entry into the world in the next three to four weeks.

I was stuck unable to travel to be close to my favorite girl, as we lived in Woodbridge, VA and Michigan was nine hours away by car and no airline dare let me get on their plane.

 

 

Growing up as an only child this really scared me and Dawson too as he ended being two weeks overdue! I could not imagine life without my rock, my foundation....MOM.

During that time I vowed to go above and beyond for my Mom everyday, if God would let her live and beat the ugly disease (cancer).

I am proud to say Mom is still here, a breast cancer survivor! She now resides with us in Woodbridge, Va and everyday is Mother's Day to me.....you only have ONE MOM so celebrate her not just today but everyday!

Now back trying to figure out what to do today....any suggestions?

 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsMarkita Woods NMLS#196099 • May 13 2012 06:15AM

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What a beautiful story - every day is Mother's Day for your mother! Happy Mothers Day to a special lady! 

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) over 6 years ago

Markita ~ This Blog, IMO, just did it! This was powerful, in it's own right.  As a parent myself, just hearing the words, "I Love You", sharing a hug, or even a simple Card, from my child that says, "Thank you", will usually do. This blog tugged at my heart. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful Mothers Day! Both you and your Mom.   :)

Posted by Jon Eliason (EXIT Realty Advantage Pagosa, Pagosa Springs, Colorado) over 6 years ago

Thanks Wayne and Jean for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage) over 6 years ago

Jon mine too....This blog tugged at my heart. 

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage) over 6 years ago

She would want your time!    If you can't be there in person, can you Skype her from your compute? its free,. If yours doesn't have the camera, does a friend have one? We did it when my daughter was in Germany last year! If that doesn't work, call her and plan to be on awhile!

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker ABR, GRI (Windermere/lane county) over 6 years ago

Markita it sounds like you do in fact have Mothers Day every day.  Judging by your blog, we also think your Mom knows she has Mothers Day every day as well. Love this story and good luck to all three of you!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Wow, Markita, now I know why you are such an amazing person. You have an amazing Mom, and you realize it! So much faith. Maybe you should start a ministry in your spare time. Ha! As if you had spare time. 

Posted by Carol McCarthy, ABR (Realty World Select) over 6 years ago

Hi Rob, thanks for the ideas....you are so correct just spend the time. Mom is right here with me and I am thanking God!

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage) over 6 years ago

Thanks Al and Peggy! And it is actually five now....two grandsons, me, hubby and Mom!

 

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage) over 6 years ago

Carol:

Mom is truly amazing and thanks for your kind words. But spare time and Markita should never be used in the same context, ha!

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage) over 6 years ago

I know!

 

Posted by Carol McCarthy, ABR (Realty World Select) over 6 years ago

Markita - your tribute is a gift in itself ..... Happy Mothers Day to you and your mom.....Mothers hold a special place in the hearts of their children and my mom was no exception. This Mothers Day I know I will be remembering My Mom, all that she taught me, all that she stood for and all that she was.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Kathy- thanks you have a great Mother's Day too. And I suppose you are right this tribute is a gift (my work is done:)

I am sure your Mom was a great lady! Celebrate the memories...

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage) over 6 years ago

Marika, this is my first Mothers' Day since my mom passed last summer, and I remember last year's, somehow knowing it would be our last.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 20 years earlier and beat it back twice. And she got to be a very old lady and meet her first great grandchildren.  So, you are blessed.  And please give your mom a big hug from me.

 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Patricia:

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. But sounds like she was one strong woman.... she got to be a very old lady and meet her first great grandchildren.... 

I just gave  my mom a big hug from you and she says Thanks and God Bless You!

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (Fairway Independent Mortgage) over 6 years ago

Markita, all Mom's want and need are a little time with their children. Your Mom is blessed since she gets you and her grandchildren. Even on the bad days, I'm sure she would not want to change a thing! Nice post Markita.

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) over 6 years ago

Markita,

Great ending to this post. I'm glad that your mom is doing OK. Half way through reading I was getting nervous that it was not going to end so well. My mother is also a Breast Cancer survivor. I was worried when she was battling it because she didn't believe in using the reccommended drugs. She just completely changed her diet, ate a shitake mushroom supplement, and exercised... and it worked! Her cancer is in remission. Your mom looks so cute in her Sunday's Best too:) Take care of her!

Posted by Christopher Ohlsen (Credit Werx, LLC.) over 6 years ago

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