“Now we have to talk”, Mama announced. “I have a game plan for this. I’ve got the best doctors you could have. We’re going to get that lump out of there. Then we’ll do what we need to do to make sure it doesn’t come back. Even at my age, this isn’t a death sentence. Cancer is a filthy disease, but I CAN and I WILL beat it. Y’all know me, I am a tough old bird and I never quit. I’ve already scheduled the surgery. It’s next Thursday. Sarah, can you have me at the hospital by 5:30 a.m.? I know this seems rushed to both of you, but I want to do this and get past it. The sooner the better. I have a lot of living left to do and I don’t want this hanging over my head.”
“Now before y’all say anything, you should know I’ve requested that the lawyer prepare all the necessary paperwork so the trusts will be available to you soon.”
As Sarah opened her mouth to tell Mama she didn’t want it, Mama continued in a rush…….” I know this is all a shock. Please don’t tell me you don’t want it or anything silly like that. I’m your Mama, I’ll always be your Mama and you should know as a parent, the need to take care of your children never leaves you. I don’t care how old any of us are. It’s just there”.
Mama’s heart broke as she watched the tears roll down her children’s faces. This was a hurt she couldn’t make go away with a kiss and a band-aid. She was determined that her kids wouldn’t know just how scared she was. More scared than she had ever been about anything, even when their Daddy died. She HAD to hang around a while longer. Her babies needed her, they always would and she was determined to be there as long as she could.
Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now. So grab a cup of coffee and follow the links below to see what everyone else did this month!
My words this month are:
Mouth ~ Talk ~ Request ~ Filthy ~ Necessary
They were submitted by: My Brain On Kids
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