I've mentioned my cousin Tammy in earlier posts. But I'm not sure I've ever really shared too much about her other than us getting together to hang out or whatever.
Well, Tammy is a cousin on my mom's side of the family. Her birth mom was my mom's youngest sister but she & her brother were adopted and raised by one of my mom's older sisters. That's the short version of the story.
Tammy is about a year & a half older than me, give or take a few months. (Sorry, I'm too lazy to figure it out right now! lol) My sister & I always had a lot of fun when we got together with Tammy. We really have some fond memories of growing up. (There's actually one story I'd LOVE to share with you but my sister would absolutely kill me if I did...she reads my blog! Don't worry, Lisa, I won't tell!)
I kinda lost touch a bit with Tammy when I lived out of state but we got back in contact after I moved back just over 2 years ago. During that time, I heard through the family grapevine Tammy had thyroid cancer. Talk about devastating news! She had surgery and the doctors were confident they got it all. However, last year she had another 'go around' with it. Again, she had surgery and has been doing quite well.
Lately, she's been having severe neck pain. (You probably know where I'm going with this...) Yup, Tammy suspects the cancer is back and is waiting for them to do additional testing.
I can't even begin to tell you what I'm feeling right now. I just cried and cried a couple nights ago. I know we haven't heard any news yet and - as my mother always used to say - I need to quit borrowing trouble. But even the possibility of losing Tammy to cancer is incomprehensible to me. I can't wrap my mind around that one, let me tell ya.
My mom died from breast cancer at age 49. Tammy's birth mom died from brain cancer at age 46 or 47. They're buried next to each other. Tammy's adoptive mom (Aunt Lois) is dealing with breast cancer right now. It's all so sad.
Please join me in prayer for my dear cousin. She's so close to my heart and I love her like she's another sister. We scrapbook and craft together and have the most wonderful time whenever we have an opportunity to hang out. I'll update if I hear any news...
I'm hanging on to this verse...
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you!