Last week two of my friends lost their mother. Both to the terrible disease, cancer. As I attended viewings and funerals my heart ached for my friends and their families. But it also brought to mind how blessed I have been to have such wonderful people in my life.
I have been friends with Cindy since grade school and her mother also mothered me as we grew and learned about life together. I have such happy memories of life in her home. My friend, Amy, and I have raised our kids together. Her mother was a comfort to me each time I saw here at the doctors. (I go to the same doctor for my blood disorder that she went to for her cancer.) Despite her pain and suffering she always had a smile and cheerful word for me. I will miss both this caring and generous women deeply and pray for peace and healing for their families.