{ rocked to the core & back on my mat }

So...my mom was just diagnosed with kidney cancer. My mom who is a vibrant, healthy 60-year old woman. My mom who is the best grandmother any child could ever ask for. My mom who is my best friend. This has rocked ME to my core and the only thing that has kept me going these last few days is my time on the yoga mat & meditation cushion.

With each pose I've been sending strength & healing out of my cancer-free body to hers. With each warrior posed I've sent courage her way. With each sun salutation I've sent strength her way. With each eagle pose, I've sent cleansing thoughts her way. With each savasana I've sent healing energy her way. And with each breath during meditation I've envisioned the tumor shrinking. This time on my mat has given ME the strength to be strong for her.

Sometimes we need these events to happen to truly awaken us... To help us all focus on what is important and to remind us all to take care of our bodies & our souls. It is good to stop and pause and ask ourselves, "Are you truly living your life to to the fullest - in a way that reflects what (and who!) is most important to you?" If not, what would it take to create a more FULL and ALIVE life for yourself?

Needless to say, I'm going to be taking a little time off from this blog while we figure out how to get my mom well again. I'll keep you all posted.



Carolyn said...

Oh Jenny i'm so sorry to hear this. But it sounds like you are doing a marvelous job focusing on what's important. My prayers go out to your mom and your family.

<3 Carolyn

catherinepoole said...

Oh no - I am so sorry to hear this! If she is any bit like you she will battle through it and come out stronger on the other end!

Take care,

less @ lost button studio said...

I'm so sorry to hear that...take care.

debbiem said...

i am so sorry! you and your family are in our families thoughts and prayers.

Sarah said...

We are sending lots of love and positive energy to you and your mom. xo sarah

JW said...

Sending you all my love everyday with healing thoughts always.


Anonymous said...

my words really can't express my thoughts. I will pray for your mom and you. take care of yourself so that you can be strong for your mom and family.


LobotoME said...

Thank you all for your kind & loving thoughts - you are all beautiful, caring woman! I'll be back soon, I promise!

xox, jenny

Anonymous said...

Wow- I am so sorry that your family is faced with this. I don't know how long you have been reading my blog, but last fall my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I felt the same way- rocked! I started running to help me deal, to do what she couldn't, to focus on her and getting her well, to clear my mind of the scary 'what-if' thoughts. I think it saved my sanity and helped me to really ground myself and focus on her and how to help her. I am so happy for you that yoga is your outlet.

Keep doing what you are doing. Stay strong for her as this is just the beginning of the journey your family is going on. I don't know you but I know what you are going through. Take care.

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your mum is sick jenny! I will send you and your mum nothing but positive, healthy thoughts. I am sure she will be well soon. Take care of yourselves.

remodelingthislife said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I am glad you are finding a productive way to work through your emotions. many prayers for you and your family.

LobotoME said...

Hi Emily/Remodeling this Life -
I am still doing lots of YOGA to DEAL...but I will admit that the wine consumption has increased drastically around here these last few weeks. :)