One of my more personal Christmas wishes

As many of you may or may not know my mother is the one person in my life that knows every thing there is to know about me, my husband knows most things but it’s hard to recount the entire 20 years before he came into my life LOL. My mom has been my best friend from the day I was born even if at times I pretended she was my worst enemy. Several months ago she got some news about her health and I will not lie I was scared and questioned how God could let such a thing happen to MY mother.

A woman who is so faithful to God and always doing for others that she always puts herself behind what others needed. She was there for me when I had gotten a lump (that came back benign) and prayed so hard for me. I felt I owed her the same when she got one. She was not so lucky as for it to come back nothing and so soon she will have to start treatments to ward it off. All looks well in the prognosis but still not being able to be right there with her through this it caused me such turmoil.

I really wanted to see her for Christmas to see her face and the faith that she has behind it and I didn’t think that was going to get to happen. Then today the for sure announcement was made to me and my siblings that they will be coming up here for a week. They leave tomorrow. I just want to hug her and hold her and let her know I love her. I want her to know that even though she has faith and knows she is going to make it through this health situation fine I am standing with her. I want to see her laugh and smile and just spend time with her.

I still owe her a birthday dinner and movie so that is on my to do list while she is here. When I let myself sit and think of the unfairness of the situation I will start to get angry and that’s when I just start thanking God for already taking care of the situation and for the healing he started before this even begun. I cry, I laugh, I hurt, I hope, I pray, I have faith! All will be okay in the end and this is going to be used as just one more thing in her ministry to others. But sometimes even when you have all those things it is just nice to see their face and touch the one you love to give you the extra hope, the extra faith, the extra little push to help you remember that God is in control. Sometimes it gives you just the sense of peace you need.

For all those reading if you will just keep my mom in your prayers over the next few months it would be great, and I fully plan on updating with a praise report when all her treatments are through. Until then I am so thankful my one little wish for Christmas is coming true, I will get to see my mom and spend time with her over Christmas.


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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


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    Faith can moves mountains! I will keep your mother and your family in my daily prayers.
    Merry Christmas!

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    I will keep you mom in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS)))

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    Will keep your mom in my prayers, and am so glad you’re getting to see her soon!
    It’s hard being away from our parents as they age, I know first hand. I guess that’s one more way God gives us the opportunity to rely on him even more.

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    Renée aka Mekhismom

    Toni, I will certainly keep your Mom and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I completely understand what it means to have a mother that is dealing with a serious illness. If you ever need a listening ear please know I am here.

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    I can understand your frustration. Why is it those that are doing everything right, take care of themselves and are strong in there religion, etc., that this happens to. Your mom will be in my prayers.

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    hugs.. i’m thinking about you.

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    Your mom will be in my prayers, Toni! I hope you have a wonderful time visiting with her!

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    Stacy's Random Thoughts

    I will definitely keep you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers. It’s great that she’s coming for a visit! ((HUGZ!))

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    I will definitely keep you and your mom in my prayers. My mom has been gone for nearly 8 years and I still miss her nearly every day.

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    I shall be praying daily for your mother and your family. (((((HUGS))))

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    Moms are the best friends to have. I’m so sorry your mom has had some bad news. I will definitely keep you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers.

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    She and your whole family will be in my prayers Toni. *HUGS* I am so glad you get to spend time with her, I am sure she is as happy as you are.

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    The Ties that Bind Us

    We would be honored to pray for your mother’s healing. She sounds like a remarkable woman.