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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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as i was typing the post below, i received an email from a dear friend from graduate school. her husband had sent me a quick email back in august that they had a new beautiful baby daughter. i picked up a card. a little gift. and it sat on my desk while i tried to find their address on a little slip of paper i have put somewhere. and so i emailed my friend to explain why i hadn't sent the little parcel. and today she emailed back. she had breast cancer. is fighting it. has had a mastectomy and will begin chemo soon. her beautiful new baby girl came early so that she could fight this. she also has a beautiful husband and son. they are moving back home to be near friends and family. and she hopes i am well. that our girls are well. and she loves my blog. my blog. this silly place where i worry and complain. that is mainly read by my friends and family. and a few strangers who have become friends. and a few strangers i'll likely never know.

i love you s. and my prayers are with you all. you made me stop. look. and listen. thank you.

7 comments:

house on hill road said...

i'm praying for your friend. hugs, tracy.

amy h said...

Oh, that is hard. I'm glad she found it in order to fight it though -- so many women are confused by the body changes of pregnancy and don't find the breast cancer until much later. I'll be thinking of her and her new little family.

BunkleLife said...

oh s.
another of your grad pals, thinking of you, too.
xoj

blair said...

Tracy, news like this jolts our souls, I wish your friend health and healing.

I loved the post before this one. The world is very different for us than it is for our kids isn't it? I remember I asked Emma to cross the street for the first time a couple of weeks ago, to check our neighbor's mail. Emma and I both realized it was the first time she's done that on her own. She's 9! It felt weird.

Amy Jo said...

This is my first visit to your blog, I think, but the more well-wishes we all can send to your friend the better. Even though we are strangers, I am a sister in motherhood. I can't know the strength your friend needs right now, but surely it must be immense. I will hold thoughts of good health for your friend in my heart.

emily said...

stop, look, and listen, indeed - news like that does always make me stop, look, and listen. prayers for your friend, tracy.

Mama Urchin said...

We have a friend who is also a brand new mama fighting cancer. It's too much. The heartache and the joy. I'll be praying for your friend.