Have I ever mentioned how much I love my beautiful stepmom Melissa? Because I do. In fact, I even hate the term stepmom. She is my Lissy Mom. She has loved Kylee and I as her very own for the twenty years that she has been married to my dad. She is truly incredible.
Unfortunately Heavenly Father gives us trials, I feel like the biggest ones come when we least expect them. Melissa, my darling Lissy Mom, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. It is spreading quickly and everything is happening in such a blur that it's hard to describe the emotions that are coming and going and causing me to crumble into a pile of tears in mere seconds. I hate thinking of the pain that she is going through, the fear she is feeling, the bravery she has to summon each and every day...
I know Melissa will get through this. She is a strong woman. I just ask for prayers. Prayers for the doctors to be able to best diagnose what she needs, for the family to remain strong and confident during this crazy time, for Melissa to feel calm and blessed. There is a big mountain that still needs to be climbed, but as my dad said, we'll all get to the top and the view will be amazing and even more appreciated.
Lis, I love you. We're all rooting for you!