I was so sad to hear of Elizabeth Edwards' passing this week. She was a remarkable person for so many reasons, and we all can learn much from the way she handled life. Hers is truly a courageous life to be honored.
I just learned within the past hour that my former next door neighbor, Terry, passed yesterday from breast cancer. I think it was three years ago at this time of year that she was diagnosed. I am so sorry to say that I hadn't kept in touch with her for the past year plus. She was in my heart and some prayers. My prayers go out to her husband, Dick, and their four boys and their families.
I have a friend who is very stubborn about things like getting mammograms, etc. I so hope that she will reconsider. I do a lot of the "it's easier just not to know" thing, too, so I can't be too forceful with her, but she has had enough life experiences that she should know how important this is. Three out of the five members of my neighborhood book club are survivors. Four out of the eight women who were at a stitching weekend this summer were survivors. It is an honor to know these women and to learn about their experiences.
God Bless Us, Everyone...Those who have been blessed and who have survived, and those who fought this battle and have gone on to their new lives.
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