Sharletta Lawton | CaringBridge

Sharletta Lawton

First post: Mar 22, 2018 Latest post: Mar 22, 2018
On February 11, 2017 my mother passed away as a result of congestive heart failure after having a triple bypass a couple of days earlier.  Needless to say I was devastated.


In August of the same year my husband I planned a vacation to Colorado for a little rest and relaxation.  The day our flight was scheduled to leave I received unexpected news that my three grand babies were being placed in foster care.  I now have custody of them (ages 3, 6, and 7) and I have an adopted 8-year old and two 17-year-olds scheduled to graduate high school this year.

During all of these events I got to a point where I found myself falling into a deep depression so I ended up having to take some time off of work.  

When it was time for me to return to work which wduering that time it was almost a year since my mother’s death it was also time for my annual mammogram. I went to have my mammogram on February 2, 2018.

A few days later I received notification that there was an abnormal finding and I needed to have an ultrasound.  I had the ultrasound on February 12.  The doctor came in the room and told me there was a suspicious mass that needed to be biopsies.  I had the biopsy on February 20.  I called my husband, sister, daughter, and best friend to come to my house so I could tell them and they have been so supportive.


My daughter is doing much better and has been making significant strides to get the children back.  I love her to death and will never give up on her.

On February 28 I met with my doctor and was referred to Texas Oncology and I have been having test after test since then I preparation to have Chemotherapy.

I am afraid as I do not know what to expect, but I trust God and I have so much support that it is amazing.  I understand that I have a long road ahead and even now I have my ups and downs, but my faith in God is growing everyday.  A songwriter writ “I don’t know how and I don’t know when, all I know is that God will get the glory out of this”.

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