Saturday, November 17, 2012

Reverend Momma

Today is my momma's birthday. She's 72. This isn't just another, "Yay! It's my moms birthday!" message though. See, every birthday my mom has is a miracle. She has been fighting off cancer since I was 7 years old. To this day, she takes a daily chemo pill for metastatic ovarian cancer that gave her most people would have taken as a death sentence.

Some days, I'm not sure I believe in miracles anymore. Some days, I'm still pretty damn pissed that Susan didn't get a miracle, and if she didn't get one then they must not exist.

Then there is this day. Momma's birthday. And I'm reminded that there is still grace in this world, and that I'm a lucky girl to still have the best momma ever here on this earth with me.

Happy birthday, Reverend Momma. I love you.


  1. Anonymous10:47 PM

    Dear God. Since you were seven?? I am so sorry.

    I'm angry, too, and I didn't even know Susan. She went through so much for her children.

    Happy Birthday, Marty's Mom.

    1. Yes, and no. What I should have said was that she had breast cancer when I was seven and now ovarian cancer for I think almost 10 years? A long time for ovarian cancer, anyway.

      And I'm wondering if this is the same anonymous every time . . . I find myself really looking forward to your comments.

  2. Anonymous12:23 AM

    Yes. Thank you for allowing anonymous comments, as they are a boon to shy folks like myself.

    I found Susan's blog towards the end of her journey, and believe she really treasured every comment, so this kind of my way of thanking her.

    I'm so sorry for all your mom has gone through, and still must be going through. You are truly lucky to have one another.

  3. Thank you, dear daughter of mine! You are one of the reasons I have to live. I have been so blessed by family and friends, continued life, wrinkles, cataracts and all the things that come with age. I am especially thankful to have lived to share life with my grandchildren. God isn't finished with me yet!

  4. that's a long time! happy birthday to your mom.