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I wish I could make it all better and take your pain away...

You have been there to support me through SO much. It seems that there has not been a request too great from babysitting bailey to being there to help us welcome Jack into the world. It's my time to be there for you. Please know that I am here for anything you need during this difficult time.

I Love you!! XOXO


My friend, your mom is blessed to have you. I'm praying for complete healing. When Dad had his cancer I felt the world falling apart as well, and oh the emotions, the crying, the fear. I know you already know that there is power in knowledge so talk to the experts and learn as much as possible. Dad is now 100% and got his annual clean bill of health so cancer can be beat. If you need anything, you just know to email/call. Love you and sending you lots of strength.


I know we don't "know" each other except for my reading of your blog but I just wanted to tell you that you can and will get through this. I know, I did with my daughter's diagnosis/remission.
I will pray for your Mom's full recovery and life will be filled with terric highs and horrific lows but your incredible love for each other will get you through anything.
God bless!


so sorry to hear this. i will be keeping your mom and your family in my prayers. hugs.


Oh Laura. My heart aches. I am so sorry to hear what your mom is facing, what she has been through...what you all have been through...it is the unimaginable and I am so sorry.
I will be praying...for answers to questions, positive news, to all of you finding comfort, hope and healing in this difficult time. Hugs to you.


May God Bless your sweet Mom with many more healthy and happy years to spend with her Grandbabies!

emily (justem)

I'm so sorry Laura. I can't imagine my mom being sick. It's something we take for granted...that our Moms will always be the ones to protect us and care for us...and it never feels like it should be the other way around. I will be praying for her and for you.


I'll pray for your mom's healing and for your strength to support your mom. Charlie is a beautiful boy who will give your mom a goal to focus on - getting well to build future memories.


Sending you a hug and praying for your mom. She's got so much to be strong for. I'm sorry you have to go through this... but I'm so glad she's got you and you've got her.


Laura, I found your mom's blog through your's one day and have continued to read it for her awesome, always spot on book reviews. If I know anything about your mom through reading her blog, it's that her love for her family is what will make her kick cancer's ass. I would put money on it. I will keep all of y'all in my prayers.


Hate being so far away. Wish I could drive on over and do something useful for you so you could focus on more important things!


So sorry for you! I´m sending prayers to your mom, you and your family!


I am so sorry to hear this news. I can really relate to how you feel - like the wind has been knocked out of you. I felt the same way when my sister had breast cancer. She beat it so far and I will pray that your Mom has the same results. And for courage and peace for all of you.


Sending lots of wishes for strength and healing and just all kinds of prayers for your mom and your family.


i am so sorry laura. i will be praying for your mom, and for you and your family.


i am so sorry to hear this laura. my mom is my best friend too...so i can imagine how hard the news must have been (my dad had cancer years ago.) i will be praying for your mom. and for you. that you would find His peace to be your comfort and strength...and that you would find joy in the midst of the suffering. hugs.


oh sweetie! I am so so so sorry.. please know I'm thinking of you and praying for all of you. xoxoxox


I was just thinking about you yesterday evening, Laura. Your blog is always one I enjoy reading when it pops up in my reader, and I realized that I'd not seen anything from you lately. How I wish that what was keeping you quieter than normal was just the busy-ness of everyday life, rather than this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with your mom, you, and the rest of your family.

Kasey Laughlin

sending hugs and prayers...thinking of you xoxo

Melissa  (Betty and Boo's Mommy)

Laura, I know I don't "know" you or your mom except through your blogs, but that didn't make reading her news (which I saw last night) any easier. I'm just so sorry that you are all going through such a difficult time.

Just know that you are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

kelly purkey

thinking about you all and sending lots of love.


I'm so sorry. I know you're hearing it from lots of other people and I know it doesn't really help but ... it happened to me, too. And it feels all wrong and totally surreal and kind of insane. Like there was a rip in reality and this craziness leaked out. Moms are not supposed to get cancer! But you will get through this. My mom had breast cancer and she is a survivor! And a thriver! And the whole horrible experience actually drew us closer together, even though we were already really close. I will be praying for you and your mom. You can do this; she will need you.


I'm so sorry to hear this news, Laura. You and your family - especially your mom - are in my thoughts.


I am so lucky because I have the BEST daughter in the world. She is such a nurturer.

And Ken - he is just wonderful.

And my sweet Charlie... he is my life.


jenn shurkus

laura: sending you good, positive and strong thoughts!!


Laura, you and your dear mother were such an encouragement to me when Vivian was so sick. I hope that you both will have people circle around you, as you did me, and lift you up and support you when you think you can't go any further yourself.

Hugs and healing thoughts to you both.



Laura, great post, as always, great words...even when you feel like you don't have the right ones to say. Thinking of you!


Oh Laura, my heart aches for you and your family. Your family is strong, you can do this.


Laura - thinking of you across the miles. Sending our thoughts and prayers from AU for you and your Mum.

Stephanie Howell

you know i love you. and your mom.
and that i'm praying for you and joann and thinking of you constantly.
i'm sorry.


Laura - I can't imagine what you are going through, but please know you and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers.


Sending prayers up for your mom and family.


Prayers and hugs for you and your momma. I'm sending strength and positive vibes over to you girl!

Keshet Shenkar

I'm so sorry you're going through this, Laura--thinking of you.

Beth Ann

I am so sorry that your family is going through this. I have been through it with both my parents...many many years ago now. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


praying for your mom and all that love her.

if it is any encouragement- my MIL had a very scary and grim cancer diagnosis (isn't the WORD just scary?) 3 years ago. advanced stages in 3 different organs. many surgeries and treatments later, she is now amazingly cancer-free. the unimaginable, unexplainable blessings do come.

hugs to you.

Kelly Noel

Laura, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's illness. :( I'll be praying for your mom and hoping that chemo kicks that nasty cancer out of there quickly. (((hugs)))

lisa truesdell

sending much, much love to you and yours, laura. i will keep your mom in my thoughts.

Chris Dodaj

Sending up prayers for you and your Mom, Laura!

Hang in there!
Hugs to you!!

emily pitts

your mom is a sweetheart. right before charlie was born, she sent me an email asking me to participate in a birthday card make for you. i was late. she said that was OK. she's one cool chick. i will add her and you to my prayers because i know they work and bring comfort. hugs to you sweet laura and dear joanne.


Sending you good vibes and lots of prayers!! Keep strong!


Hugs Laura...will be keeping your family in my thoughts. xo


sending lots of love and prayers to you and your mom and family, laura... it's beyond imaginable, the fear and pain and desperation you feel when your mom is diagnosed with cancer. we were where you are a few years ago and have come through to the other side. if you need anything (like a charcoal pit shake), you know where to find me. and i mean anything. i'm so sorry.


dealing with a parent being sick is just awful...i still to this day think of my Dad all. the. time. your Mama is so fortunate to have you, Laura...and i am ALWAYS available if i can help out in any way/answer questions etc. hang on to her...be there for each other and savor every second. xoxo

Michelle S

Sending good vibes your way!

Jennifer Andersen

I love your mom, creepy though that might be from a virtual stranger, but it's true. She's a class act. Reading that gave me goosebumps. Not impressed with this cancer business at all. But we've been winning more and more battles against it and coming out on top all over the place. She can do it! She WILL do it!

Will be thinking of you and her.

All best, Jennifer


my heart and prayers go out to you both. many hugs.

Karen (kphike)

Sending hugs, prayers and good vibes your way Laura....

Stephanie Baxter

Praying for you and your mum. *hugs*


thinking about you and praying for your mom and your family. Lots of prayers!

joanne smith (spagirl)

hey laura...
sorry to hear you are going through this... i don't know your mom (or you, really, just through this thing called the internet, lol) but i posted once on her blog and she replied and i just thought that was cool.
anyhoo... thinking of you both... and sending you love and healing...

C. Rayevich

Good thoughts and prayers your way!!!

Stephanie Wilson

Dear Laura,

Thinking of wonderful you and your wonderful mother with much love and many prayers!



sending prayers your way!

Sasha Farina

i'm so sorry girl. so so sorry. *hugs*


you and your mom and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. sending all the good, powerful, strong, healing vibes i can muster!

Rachel Anderson

I know what a hard, hard thing cancer is to deal with. sending you prayers and peace today, Laura. xoxo

Erin b

Sending positive vibes to you and your family.

Kelly Adams

{{{hugs}}} to you, Laura -- sending positive thoughts your way!

Becky Trump

Oh Laura. I am so so sorry. I will be thinking and praying for you both everyday.
Hugs and love.


Thinking of you all! Sending hugs your way!


OMGoodne Laura! My heart totally sank reading this post from you! (((hugs)))...and I want you to know that I have added you to my prayer journal...both you and your Mom for daily coverings of guidance and prayer.
It's a hard road/process to go through for sure!
With so much love,


Thinking you Laura and Family!!


I'm sorry to hear this, Laura. Your mom is so lucky to have such a loving support system to help her through this. I'll be thinking of your family and wishing you health. :)



Sending you, your mom and your whole family my best wishes and prayers.

alex hardy

Sending you positive thoughts and healing prayers Laura.

Ann Heuberger

Oh Laura, I'm so sorry to hear about this. What a year you've had. You all will come out stronger, wiser and better, I'm sure. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love Ann

Laura Fiore

Such scary stuff Laura, and I'm sure it's hard to keep from thinking of it. But you're right about normalcy...there's something to be said for watching a show even when you think it's completely outrageous. I'll be right there with you, watching the show tonight. I'll also be praying that all goes well with your mom's treatment. Hugs, girl.


Hugs to you and prayers for your mom during this difficult time.

Michelle Rydell

I'm so sorry Laura. My prayers are with you and your mom.

Marti Richards

Laura- you, your mom and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. (((HUGS)))


I am so sorry to hear this, Laura. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom, and your family. I hope all goes well and that she recovers well. I hope that the chemo works wonders and that she will be cancer free soon.

Hugs to you!



Laura I am so glad that I got to meet your mom and I know that every single person who has ever met her adores her and will be in their thoughts.

Christa P.

Lots of prayers and positive thoughts for your family Laura.

Elisa Nishimura

Sending good vibes to your mom too.

Jill Sprott

I am praying for you and your mom. Sending huge hugs and lots of love your way. I feel sick because I haven't followed your blog for awhile, and I just heard about Charmer. Through teary eyes, I send you the best, my friend.


sending prayers for both your mom and your family.


We'll keep your mom and you and your family in our prayers, Laura.


Laura, I am so sorry to read about what is going on. I have to say that it sounds like you, Charlie and the rest of your family are exactly what your mom needs and will be the best "medicine" that she can get. I will be thinking of you guys all the time and hoping that things go smoothly. Your mom sounds like a wonderfully strong and positive woman and I will be praying that this is always the case!


lots of positivity and warm hugs coming your way, laura. same to your mom.
i'll be thinking of you all as you move forward.

Kim N.

My heart aches reading this. I can imagine how scary this is for you. Your mom is lucky to have you. Sending thoughts and prayers your way!

Michele H.

laura - i'll be thinking of your mom (&your family) during this time. sending lots of positive thoughts your way.


Oh, Laura... sadly, I can relate. I've been watching my mom battle the "C" word, too... and, honestly, it's unreal. Still. But, we hope, we pray and we carry on... big {{{hugs}}} and prayers heading your way.


Laura, prayers for you, your family and most especially your mom.


love and hugs and prayers of healing to you and your Mom.


I have read your mother's blog as well. I just want you to know that I am a cancer survivor! Breast Cancer 12 years ago. I am still here. This past December I had a hysterectomy for cancer in my uterus as well. Nothing was outside my uterus and no cells found in any lymph nodes. At this point, I am "surviving." I hope to get past 5 years with this as well. It can be done. Do not think so much about the past. Do not think about the "what if this happens?" LIVE FULLY, Happily, Joyously, and soak in the love your mother gives you daily. Because truly, she is more worried about all of you than for herself. Sounds weird, but this is a good thing. Self-pity is good for short term, but then life can pass by too fast. I will add your family and your mother to my TAWG list. GODSPEED and I am positive her recovery and later remission will be words you will all love hearing!

jennifer mcguire

praying for you. love you.


So glad I finally logged back onto Google Reader this week so that I didn't miss this post or your mom's. I'm so happy both you and your mom have such an amazing support system of friends and family. Whatever you need, I'm right down the street.


laura, sending you blessing, thoughts love and kisses! I pray that chemo is a success for your mom and that you both stay strong! Let me know if you need anything, I will come to help! xo


Keeping you all close in thought. Many prayers.

Carrie K

oh laura...my heart hurts for you! there are no words but i am sending prayer and positive thoughts and lots of love to you and your sweet mama.

Jenn A,

Oh, Laura, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I cannot imagine trying to maintain a sense of normalcy in such circumstances. I will pray for you right now. For strength and for lots and lots of days to come with your sweet mom. Sending virtual hugs. Jenn

Sarah W.

All the best to you and your family. Take of yourselves and each other! Hugs.

Jen M

I just read your mom's post and she sounds like she is a great person with so much hope and fight in her!! Sending you both thoughts and prayers and love!

Lisa Dickinson

sending hugs and healing vibes to you guys..hang in there sweet girl!


Oh, hell no.
If you need anything AT ALL...I'm so there. Let me know.


I am so sorry Laura. I will keep your mom in my prayers. This has got be hard and I really don't have the right words. All I can offer are my thoughts of positive goodness.


You and your family are in my prayers Laura.

Heather M.

Oh Laura, my heart hurts for your family. Saying a prayer for your Mom right now.


I'm so sad to hear of your mom's diagnosis...but she CAN beat this. She is lucky to have you in her support system...she is blessed to have Charlie to focus on. Hang in there, fight the fight and enjoy the small moments on the way to remission. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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