One of my favorite things about blogging is that I consider pretty much anyone reading this my friend. A lot of my friends from real life read this blog. Also, I’ve made many friendships through this site, some of whom I’ve met personally and some I’ve only had conversations with on this site, on twitter, and elsewhere.

my momSo as my friends, I just want to share something with you, and then ask you for two BIG favors.

This last week has been pretty tough because I found out that my Mom has something, most likely cancer, growing on her ovaries. She saw the doctor yesterday and they are getting her into surgery tomorrow. They won’t know how bad it is or how much it has spread until they get in there, take out what they can, see what’s left and come up with a prognosis and a treatment plan.

I am taking the next two days off work and blogging to fly home and be with my Mom during her surgery and recovery. I have two favors to ask of you.

1. Pray for my Mom’s Health

If you are religious, I ask that you pray for my mom and her health. That the surgery goes well and that the cancer is in the early enough stages that it can be treated. My mom is a wonderful Catholic woman and she’s using her faith to get through this, and she can use all the prayers she can get.

If you’re not religious, any positive thoughts you can send her way are very much appreciated.

2. Call Your Mom and Tell Her You Love Her

If your mom is still around, I encourage you to call her and tell you how much you love her. And not just today. You never know what is going to happen in the future, and you’ll want to make sure your Mom knows just how much she is loved in case something like this happens all of a sudden.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

my mom at work