Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cancer- made a reality once again.

It has been a rough week. One of my friends Stateside just found out that she has leukemia. I have only known her since a few months before my husband left, but I grew close to her through daily Yahoo messaging and Skyping. When she first told me I was ok, a little choked up, then when I saw her on Skype I cried.

I cannot explain the closeness I feel to her. Maybe it is because our husbands are deployed together, maybe it is because she is a tough broad just like me. She has gone through so much recently, and through it all she keeps her humor and is bound and determined to beat this.

I think she reminds me of my mother in that aspect. My mother died of cancer when I was 12 years old. Through it all she never wanted anyone to pity her or baby her. She was always honest with me and her condition. I remember one day I went to go see her in the hospital and she told me "Laura, the doctors say I have 2 weeks to two months to live." I cried, I shut down for days. Her telling me that made the reality of her impending death that much more real; because up until that point she had been living with cancer, not dying from it.

I love my mother, and I miss her dearly. I learned a lot from her life and death, and I am going to try my best to be there for my friend while she goes through chemotherapy and whatever else they throw at her. I have plans to buy her funky wigs (I am going to get some for me too) in pink, purple and maybe blue. I am going to go and find her some colorful pretty scarves for her head. I am going to continue to joke with her and be there for her.

All I ask of you is to pray for her, send healing energy her way, or whatever it is you do.

10 comments:

alejandro guzman said...

Beautiful and the way it should be. Thoughts her way.

btw, go brown I'm partial to brunettes...

A

YogaSavy said...

Being and supporting her is a beautiful gesture! Sending Love and Light your way
Purple for the wig but if you really want a safe color then brown/red

Bongo said...

Praying for her..and you....Pink is that way to go....As always....XOXOXOXO

Jorie Pacli said...

Beautiful read and prayers for both you....

Mary said...

Laura, being there is the best gift you can give! The colored wigs and scarfs are just an added bonus of your deep friendship.
I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers:)

Rachy said...

Praying for Stephanie, and for you.

Jewell said...

(((( Laura )))) I'm so sorry to hear this for you and for her!!

You are a beautiful friend, and she's definitely blessed to have you in her corner!

Healing and prayers for both of you.

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Beth said...

I will pray for her and I will put her name for our healing group in our Church

You are a beautiful friend x

Mare said...

You made me have many tears my dear! I treasure you, couldn't make it through this dep without you. I still think I need to get some red in my hair or blue.

Hugs,,, the cornstarch gal