This changes everything

Mom called me Saturday morning. The conversation started as most do, with her asking how I am, followed by a little chitchat. Then her tone changed, and she said, “I have to tell you something.” I immediately knew it wasn’t good, and I was right.

Mom has breast cancer.

I don’t know very many details yet, only that she had a biopsy that came back positive for this scary disease. As you can imagine, this is a difficult thing for our family, so I'm writing to ask for your support.

If you’re a praying person, please include my dear Mom in your prayers. Prayers to God, Buddha, Allah, or just the universe in general…we’re not biased.

If you have first-hand experience with this disease (and I pray that you don’t), your advice (in comments, please; I don’t really feel like talking right now) would be very much appreciated.

I know this goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway: life is fragile. Hug your loved ones a little tighter today and let them know what they mean to you. You never know when your phone might ring and change everything.