Friday, August 7, 2009

A woman's worth


Do you know this woman?


You really should. She's smart, funny, amazing, creative, thoughtful, classy, honest, loving, gracious, beautiful and she's my mom. I am one lucky girl, I can tell you that.



She has been on my mind a lot over the last few weeks. I saw this and it really got me thinking.


Actually, it got me more than just thinking, I was crying by the end of it. I actually felt like I'd been struck by a brick with the realization that this summer marks the 10 year anniversary of my mom being diagnosed with breast cancer. That's right. My senior year of high school my mother was diagnosed with cancer just a week or so before I graduated. I have been through some scary times in my life, but not knowing if you would lose your mom or not is right around the top of the list.


My mom is such a strong woman. If you saw her, besides her little bald head, you'd never even guess the battle she was fighting. She had such an amazing spirit about her. All of the doctors adored her and the nurses would often come into her room to relax because of how soothing it was to be in there and to be around her. She was strong for us and it was what I needed to badly to get though it all.

It wasn't until watching that video that I really sat and thought of what she must have been going through during it all. She was always so positive and confident, it saddens me to think of what she must have been going through behind closed doors. Was she scared too?



I am so grateful that I still have my mom.
I speak to her almost everyday and often calling my mom is one of the first things I do for the day.

She has always been there for me and she helps me to be a better mom.

There are many times as a parent where I find myself asking, "How would mom have handled this."

My kids are head over heals for her and they would all move in with her in a heart beat. She really is an amazing Grandma.

She never does anything half way. Everything she does is spectacular, down to the tiniest detail. She has such an eye for decorating and party planning. She thinks of things most people wouldn't dream of and she always finds a way to pull it off.
Every time she cooks it's the best meal ever.



She is so generous and loving. She has taken in SO many people to live with us over the years, with out even really knowing most of them, just because they needed someone to help them, love them, and show them the way. She has always taught me to leave things nicer than you found it and she truly lives that way. She has a way of helping people be better than before they met her. She only sees the good in people and would never speak ill of anyone.

I am so grateful that I still have my mom. I'm not done needing her yet.


19 comments:

azha said...

OMG! How touching! I so admire your admiration for your mother! I know I cant live without mine! Some children dont understand the worth of a mothers love! I will never take that for granted and hope to be the mother she is to me for my children! Thank you for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Wow Molly, this was super touching. I hardly watched SYTYCD but wow that clip was such a tear jerker. I was crying just seeing Nigel choking up. Wow and I agree about the love and admiration you have for your mom. Your relationship with her is such a truly special one.

Shawn, Monica & Lincoln said...

WOW. That was very moving! Your mom is an amazing woman. Please tell her we say send our very best!

Peck Family said...

Molly! This post made me cry and made me so sad! I didn't even know that your mom had cancer! All I remember of your mom was my last year of Senior High School. She is so amazing and she helped EVERYONE with their testimonies. She's a strong Beautiful woman that looks great with or with out hair.:) Her eyes still sparkle. You look like her.

Summer Spillane Jordan said...

so beautiful...she truly is an amazing woman. i didn't even know she had faught that battle. you guys are such an amazing family. i hope you know it! we love all of you!

Marina said...

Molly..what a wonderful blog, and incredible post to be introduced to it. I love how you say at the end that you still need your mom. I'm about to be a mom and feel the same way. So glad she won and is still winning her battle.

Elizabeth said...

I know that I only really knew your mom during water aerobics, but even in just that one hour a day, you could tell that your mom is an amazing person!!! I'm so glad that you still have her too!

Jamie J Stansfield said...

I so agree! Mom is truly amazing! I am so lucky to have her for my mother-in-law for sure! Thanks for sharing her with me!

iMaLLheaRt said...

I didn't know she had cancer. That was super nice and your mom is pretty awesome! She was always super nice to me when I went to RS with little Aaron and when I was in church by myself since David was off doing his calling at BYUH. She's amazing!

Keli'i and Megan said...

You're going to make me cry. I love your mom.

Watkins Ohana said...

I LOVE YOUR MOM AND SO DOES THOMAS.. PLEASE TELL HER WE SAID HI.. LOVE YOU GUYS

The Morrisons... said...

Your Mom is truly one special lady. I loved when she would come and get her hair done. She is so cute! What a sweet post.

I'm Natalie. said...

your mom REALLY is amazing. I don't know her that well, but every time I've been around her I've just felt incredibly loved and inspired. She is MAGIC! You're one lucky girl!

Mindy Koch said...

That was an amazing tribute, Molly. It really touched my heart and it REALLY touched Mom's!

Thank you for posting that!

Monica said...

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Monica said...

Well, that didn't work very well. I was trying to say that I miss your mom, too. Does she have an e-mail address I can use to keep in touch with her? You need to get her on Facebook!

Indocena said...

What a beautiful gift for your mom. She is truly amazing.

Atwood Ohana said...

Molly! I am officially declaring myself a Tanuvasa Blog follower! You are the most spiritual, admirable, and cool mom I have met! I loved reading all your posts! That is so cute how you drew sharpie bathingsuits on your barbie dolls. and I loved the pointers about how we should make our home a peaceful place for our hubbies to come home to. I was so far off from what I should be doing! AND....about Sa's accident! Holy Moly! I am so grateful he is okay and that you still have him. That must have been so hard for you to deal with. Okay...one more thing. I am sorry your mom went through all that she has, but she sounds so strong and amazing! It made me wanna let my mom know how much she means to me as well. Love ya!

the 4 of us said...

Hey Molly!

What a great mother you have, and what a wonderful example of courage and strength she is to all.

email me at marsh010@hotmail.com so i can add you to our blog.
Much love, Perritons