My Mom, My Bestfriend

My name is Pam and my mother is Doris...My mom is very special to me and I am so thankful and grateful to have her as my mom..She has had to face alot of trials and hardships all her life but the last few years and especially the last year has been some of the toughest times but she has faced them all and she made it through it. A little over 3 yrs ago my mother whom had already raised 4 kids who had already made families of their own and blessed my mom with a total of 12 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids had to take on the responsibility of 2 of her granddaughters that were coming up on their teenage years.My mom was faced with this decision when my older sister the girls mother got mixed up in somethings and she had to go away for awhile so she asked my mom to take care of the girls til my sister can return home in June 2011..So of course my mom did.So over the last few years she has had to raise 2 more girls and it wasnt easy for her finacially or otherwise but she has managed with the help of the rest of us.Not that having my sister her daughter taken away from us for the last few years wasnt hard enough to deal with, in July of 2010 my mom was diagnosed with rectal cancer.I was with her the day she got the news and that was something that we never thought we would face but we were hit with it. So along with raising 2 granddaughters she had to start the process of chemo and radiation in order to have her surgery with hopes to remove the cancer.So for the next few months it was drs appts, ballgames (were one of my nieces was cheerleading) and the other was in colorguard...After a few weeks of treatments it began to make my mom tired but she pushed on to take care of those girls and she was determined to fight the cancer and not let it get her down..Me and my mom were always close but this brought us closer. I made sure to be right there with her at appts and at the time of her surgery which was life changing for my mom and our whole family..Thanks to the Lord above my mom came through her surgery and the drs were pleased with the outcome..So here we are almost a yr later and my mom is still with us which is a wonderful things.During the time of fighting her cancer we had to bury my moms niece that lost her battle with cancer.But from the will of my mom and the Lord above my mom is doing great today..So this is the short version of my mom whom I am so Thankful for..And so glad to be able to spend mothers day with another year.

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