It Will All Work Out Momma

When I stress about something, especially if it’s related to The Grunter, he loves to chant his mantra.

“It Will All Work Out Momma”

He’s pretty calm and easygoing most of the time. He definitely takes after his father in this department.

The distractions and daily stresses took over towards the end of April and haven’t seem to let up. That led me to barely getting a weekly Typo Tuesday posted. Thanks for hanging with me in my quiet phase. The family would not agree with the previous sentence.


I’m going to play catch up in the coming weeks here on the blog. Mostly because the blog is now our family photo album so I have to continue to tell our stories even if they are not all chronologically perfect. Go me – look at that flexibility. I will also need to high five myself for showing restraint in not writing some of the stories. Saving for the book. Or when I finally start drinking. Hard liquor.

If I were prioritizing the stresses, the following would be…

Stress #1

The Grunter has had a swollen lymph node that he started complaining about a few months ago. I said “Make a doctor’s appointment.”

This is part of the growing up checklist, right?

  1. Make your own doctor’s appointment.
  2. Go to your own doctor’s appointment.
  3. Call Text your mother.

He finally did all three.

#3 really triggered some anxiety…

“He said he didn’t know if it was a tumor or what. They are doing a blood test and then deciding whether I need to go to a specialist. Also I may have had mono last year.”

The swollen lymph nodes were actually from last February when he was really sick with a cold and swollen tonsils. New blood work now confirms he had mono.

This is a kid who has never had a stitch. A cold and/or sore throat is about as sick as he gets.

Next appointment is with a specialist and I attended with him.

I could have gone my whole life without hearing a doctor say…

“We need to rule out lymphoma.”

Three times.

Everett ~ before drugs

This is my way too small tribute to every mother out there who has had to fight the “Big C” battle alongside their children.

Because I know you prayed it would be you and not them.

I can only imagine that there is just one thing worse than battling cancer yourself and that would be having to watch your child battle it.

The good news for us is that our pumpkin is fine. His post-op appointment was last Thursday and the pathology report was all good.

Everett ~ after drugs

“It Will All Work Out Momma”

These words from the baby I was pretty sure would kill me during childbirth. He’s right.

It will all work out. It almost always does. He’s helped me to see that.

And it’s always a milestone when you can embrace a life lesson from one of your own.


One year ago..

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  1. 1
    Ann says:

    I’m sooooo relieved that the ‘Pumpkin’ is fine and dandy and, I’m sure, is still his sassy self!! Love you EJH!!! XO
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    Karen says:

    Thank you for sharing and so thankful all is OK!!
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    Peggy says:

    Sorry for the stress, glad that all is well though! Thinking of you.

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    Melinda says:

    So glad to hear the E is okay. Had been wondering what the cause of the quiet spell was. Sorry to hear it was one of the children! Praying life at your house gets a whole lot better over the next few months! Love ya!

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    ~julie says:

    Very blessed news! I’m sorry you had to carry this without all of us on the blog pulling for you all. Hearing the word lymphoma too often lately. Middle daughter’s track buddy is going through chemo for the disease (he’s 21) as is my mother (slightly older). VERY glad they don’t have a new member to welcome to the club. Prayers appreciated—thanks.

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      Sherra says:

      Julie–Thanks for kind words and so sorry to hear about your mom and daughter’s friend. It’s definitely a club no one wants to join. Sending up prayers.

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    Z says:

    Now I see what you have been busy with. It’s amazing what happens when someone in our family becomes ill. Glad all turned out well.


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