Monday, October 10, 2011

Why I Almost Cried at Lowe's

My Mom works at Lowe's and today I needed to drop something off to her.  As I was walking down an aisle with her, I found these project aprons and had to buy one.  I think it was just under $3 with $.60 going to support breast cancer research, etc.

But that isn't why I nearly cried.  After I picked it up, my Mom told me about the lady that lives behind them.  My parents don't know the couple that well but through the church grapevine, they found out that the wife has breast cancer and has recently had a double mastectomy.  They have two small boys and have asked that not many people come visit because, at the time, they had not told their boys.  If you look out my parents kitchen window, you can see into the neighbors back yard.  My parents aren't nosy, so don't think they spy on their neighbors.  Lately, they have noticed the small family in their backyard taking a lot pictures of the mom with her boys.  The other day while my Dad was washing dishes her saw the husband shaving his wife's head.  After hearing this my eyes welled up but I sucked it up.  I was in Lowe's after all.  Then my Mom told me that as my Dad was relating to story to her, he teared up. I think I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen my Dad cry.  If he cries, then I cry.  So of course, my eyes welled up again but I managed not to break down in the middle of Lowe's. 

I have been thinking about this family all day.  I know that all I can do is pray for them and I ask all of you to include this family in your prayers tonight. 


Garden of Egan said...

What a hateful disease.
Such a great post, I will include them in my prayers.
I have a friend who is beginning the battle for her life.....for the second time.

I'm all about wearing pink and telling them to "fight like a girl!"

Holly said...

I don't know anyone who hasn't been touched by cancer, mother, father, sibling, someone. It's a terrible thing. I'll be praying.

just call me jo said...

You're so sweet. It's that love that will sustain this cute little family. I will include them in my humble prayers. It's so hard to understand such sorrow.

Cynthia said...

I'm so sorry for that little family. And *I* teared up at the thought of your Dad tearing up too!

My Husband's brother is 48 and was just diagnosed with Esophagal Cancer. We don't know how bad it is yet. He can't get into the cancer center until the end of the week but it sounds really bad. We're pretty scared. Still, he's raised his kids so it's a whole different thing than having little ones.

M-Cat said...

What an awful thing for this family. I lost a bestie 3 years ago to breast cancer. Hated, hated, hated disease.