I want to post about my Christmas, but right now I need to post about something much more important. My sister-in-law Christi and my family are in major need of prayers right now. It just seems that my family can't catch a break...do you remember this post? After their house flooded two years in a row, they finally just got back into their beautiful home before Christmas. I was actually JUST at their house the Sunday before Christmas and Christi and I were talking about how we have both been having headaches lately, and how I thought it was from the Cedar, and she thought she had a sinus infection.
Fast forward to the Sunday after Christmas. Andrew and I were driving home from his parents house (4 hour drive) and I was on my phone playing on facebook. I was scrolling down and I saw a status that my nephew Matt had wrote. I froze. I re-read it four times before I could actually comprehend what my eyes were reading.
I called my brother (Christi's husband) and no answer. So I then called my niece Mallory and she answered, crying.
Christi went to the hospital on Sunday because her headaches were getting really bad, and she thought she had a sinus infection. They ended up doing an MRI on her and they sent her home. A few hours later the ER called her and wanted her to come in.
They found a tumor in her abdula oblongata, right above the spinal cord. She is having surgery tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. and I know everything is in His hands. I have faith that everything will be okay, but I can't help but reach out and ask for prayers. After surgery we will know what stage cancer the tumor is in, and she will have to have radiation and possibly chemotherapy.
My sister-in-law is a strong, brave, and amazing woman. She is the most loving mother and wife, and God knows how much she means to me and so many people. I love her so much, and can't even imagine not having her in my life.
My niece Mallory started a small little blog to keep everyone updated if you want to check it out: www.christiming.wordpress.com
Please, please say a prayer for her. I'm trying to stay strong, but my Gosh, this is so so hard.
Thanks ladies, I appreciate it more than you'll ever know. ♥