It's been a tough week, but I am coming out of the "my friend died of cancer that took her in less than 6 months from diagnosis, leaving behind a husband and 3 kids on the verge of adulthood just when they would need her guidance most and her husband who had been looking forward to being an empty-nester with his best friend of 20+ years is now facing a future he didn't see coming along with a mountain of hospital bills" feelings of bitterness, melancholy, and shell-shock to a place of solid thankfulness.

Thankful she wasn't in pain at the end.
Thankful she got to say goodbye to her family.
Thankful I got to see her smile one last time.
Thankful I am able to come home to my own family.
Thankful to have known her.

Just thankful.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.



  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer is an ugly, evil, bitch, without mercy.

    1. I am truly sorry for your loss. A dear friend is just like familiy. I will keep you and her family in my prayers. Remember the good times together.

  2. I'm so sorry about your lose and the pain your bearing for the ones left behind.

  3. I'm so sorry, Tanesha. I am thankful you could be there for your friend.

  4. I am thinking about you. Ran down to hug DH. Lots of hugging going on in this house today.

  5. I'm so sorry about your friend. Hugs.

  6. So sad :( And I am really sorry you and her family had to go through this. Enjoy your family, live for the moments! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I'm thankful you had the time to get to know and love her.

  8. Virtual hugs Tanesha. I am sure your friend got comfort from you. I hope your day goes well - grateful here, too.

  9. So sorry about your friend, Tanesha. Thoughts and prayers going out to you. And I'm thankful for beautiful souls like you.

  10. So sorry, Tanesha. Hugs n prayers for you and her family.


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