Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Sad Week

My heart is heavy for a dear lady I know. This lady has been battling cancer for several years now. Just yesterday I heard that she has stopped all treatment and is now under "comfort care."  It's so sad. I'm not real close to this lady, but we share some similarities. She has 3 sons, like I do. Two of her sons went to school with Chase and Jordan. They played football together. She and I were both a part of the parents that sat in the stands cheering on the team. We attended some of the same show choir competitions. Now, her fight is about to end, and I can't help but think of those 3 boys who will go through the rest of their lives without their mother. While 2 of them have already graduated from high school, one of them is still in middle school. She won't be there as he graduates and goes on to college. She won't get to experience the joys of grandparenthood. She won't get to see her sons walk down the aisle. It's just not fair. Life is not fair. Cancer is a cruel, cruel disruptor of lives. This is a sad week. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.