So, this is life

I’ve cut back on the bloggy world lately. I haven’t been reading as much or writing because other activities have taken priority.

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Along with my siblings, I helped her process this information and find a good medical team. She had surgery. We’re waiting to see what’s next.

My mom is a unique, strong, smart, progressive, independent, caring woman. In a word, amazing. At 83, she accomplishes more in a typical week than most who are half her age. She’s had to deal with more than her fair share of medical issues in the last decade, but she carries on with determination and a positive attitude.  All 90 lbs of her.

She’s going to make it through this challenge, and I’m so happy that I get the opportunity to be on her survival team.

I’m especially grateful for sobriety during the tough times. I’m not hiding. I’m facing things one at a time. Aware. Calm. Capable. Grateful.

My mom never talked to me about my drinking, but I know she was uncomfortable with it. (If my alcoholism is genetic, it didn’t come from her side of the family.) I recently told her that I quit drinking almost two years ago. She was surprised, and happy.

Whatever comes next, I’ll get through it. Without drinking. Without regrets. 

Maybe someday I’ll look back and realize I’ve lived an amazing life. Like my mom. 

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8 Comments on “So, this is life”

  1. momma bee says:

    Thinking of you and your mom. She sounds like a wonderful lady! Glad to hear she has a great support system and you do too!

  2. Sharon says:

    Prayers and thoughts for your mom and your family.

  3. Sending many hugs to you and your mom and the fam. I lost my mom to breast cancer 2 years ago. I am very grateful to have been sober and by her side. A true gift. Hang in. Hugs.

  4. “Aware. Calm. Capable. Grateful.” Perfect. 🙂

  5. risingwoman says:

    I am thinking about you and your Mom…

    And I love what you wrote here: ‘I’m especially grateful for sobriety during the tough times. I’m not hiding. I’m facing things one at a time. Aware. Calm. Capable. Grateful.’

    Just, yes.

  6. I’m praying for you and your Mom, and thank you for sharing with us!

  7. Jen says:

    Dear Ginny, much love to you and prayers and best wishes for a 2014 full of the best health news for your Mom. The forum has been down for days and I miss all my friends, so I’m lurking the blog world 🙂 So thankful you’ve joined it to add your uplifting encouragement !!


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