And lives with us. It's my mom. It's breast cancer. Diagnosis given today, next step unknown. Surgery was mentioned. She got the news in a phone call from her doctor. (who knows my mom no longer drives, but I still think that's a horrible way to handle it personally) She has lived with us for the last 3.5 years, my younger 2 children's entire lifetimes, my daughter has NO memories of a life before this. My 7 year old remembers a little bit of life before all of us living together, but not much, he was barely 4. She also took care of him the first 2 years of his life while I worked, and we saw Grandpa (passed away 2008) and Grandma almost daily before she lived here.
So yeah, they're very close.
Tonight I did say to them that Grandma is going to have some more appointments at the doctor that Mommy will have to drive for, that I'll be a little more busy because of that, but that I will still make some time to do fun things with them. (came up as we were driving somewhere fun)
The kids in question are 7, 5, 3, and 1.
WHAT do I tell them? It's still sinking in to me, I haven't posted anywhere else and have told very few people and only out of their hearing. I'm semi-anonymous here at least, unlike my fb page. I'm just not ready to deal with a FB announcement.
Anyone else dealt with anything like this?