11/27/13

Thankful.

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.

CGM



14 comments:

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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