Post # 32
I just wanted to follow up and thank you all for your advice. We had a small and beautiful wedding on Sunday. My mom was in ‘ok’ shape. It was a long day for her but she told me she was happy and it was perfect. I’m handling things a lot better now. I got through those first few weeks thanks to the support and advice here.
Post # 33
I’m glad the wedding went well! I hope you post pictures, I’m sure it was beautiful!
Post # 34
@sewn: You are a strong, amazing woman! Congrats on your wedding, I’m so happy you got to have your mom there to share it with you.
Post # 35
So glad your wedding went well and that your Mum was with you. All the best. xxx
Post # 36
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I have one photo back so far,
And, here’s a link to the mini Facebook album the photographer posted. Proofs in four to six weeks!
My mom is on the right, holding the ‘I’.
She wasn’t able to come to help me get ready. But, she was there for the service and stayed for the toasts. She had to leave because of discomfort, nausea and exhaustion. But, she said it was worth it 🙂
Post # 37
@sewn: Well you looked just beautiful! And I’m so glad it went well and your mom was able to be there! Congratulations!
Post # 38
First congratulations on your marriage! and secondly my heart goes out to you! I am so sorry that you have to go through this but I understand exactly what you are going through, I was engaged for 6 months when my mom was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in june of 2011. When I told her doctor that we had a wedding planned for november of 2012 she suggested that I move it to oct of 2011… that i couldn’t do but we managed a jan of 2012 which was pushing it and i prayed every night that my mom would be at my wedding. (she was). Please know that the month or days they give your mom can actually be MANY more then they say. and be involved in her care, the lustgarten foundation (www.curepc.org) is a great resource for information. they are constantly coming out with new drugs to extend and improve quality of life.
Please feel free to Private message me if you have any questions.
Post # 39
@sewn: It’s beautiful. Congratulations! I’m sure your mom, and you, will treasure the memory always.
Post # 40
Your story is so touching and hits really close to my heart. I am so happy that you got to share your wedding day with your mother. Although it wasn’t the wedding you dreamed of I know once your mother is gone you will see how perfect it really was. I will not have the opportunity to have my mom at my wedding and that gives me great heartache.
Please enjoy the time you have left with your mom, I wish I would have done that more in the years that my mother was sick. Remember nothing is more important in life than the people you love. Money, jobs, etc. they come and go and you always have a chance to get them back. Loved ones are much more precious and once they are gone you can’t get them back.
Beautiful pictures! I wish you and your family the best! I will pray for you and your family!
Post # 41
@sewn: Absolutely beautiful in every way!!! Congratulations!!!
Post # 43
Just wanted to close the loop on this thread. We lost my mom on December 2. Three months after her diagnosis and seven weeks after I got married. Moving the wedding up was the best decision I’ve made. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your comments. I was such a wreck and your advice and support made a world of difference.
Post # 44
@sewn: I am so sorry for your loss. *HUGS* Thank you for sharing the beautiful story of your engagement, and the photos of you with your mom. There is another star in heaven.
Post # 45
OMG, I am SO SORRY for your loss. Pancreatic cancer is so devastating, she looked beautiful at your wedding you just look so incredibly happy. I am so glad she was there for your wedding. Again, i am so sorry for your loss.
Post # 46
I am so very sorry for your loss!!! What a beautiful photo and I am so thrilled you were able to pull off the fast wedding and have the love and support of your family and friends!