a range of emotions

It's been quite the last couple of weeks..... we just returned from Hawaii our first real vacation since we have been married. It was great and fantastic and wonderful and amazing and beautiful and I will remember it always and post about it more with pics one day soonish.

The day we were leaving I got a text saying that my best friend's oldest daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia, she is 13 years old. Patti was due with her 5th baby any day. You can follow her story here. If you read my blog post, for Stefanie, Patti was the little girl with the brown hair. It feels so random and nonsensical. Words just simply are not enough to even begin to understand what she is possibly going thru. My heart is breaking for her. The good news is it is very beatable form of Leukemia, it is weird to say good news with a diagnosis of cancer.

She gave birth to an almost 10 pound baby boy just down the hall from where her oldest was/is receiving chemo, life saving poison. I can't imagine. She is home now with the new baby, 3 other children who are trying to grapple with all this in their own way and her hubby is at the hospital with Geli. I can't imagine. It all seems so senseless to me and I can't for the life of me wonder why.

I do believe in the power of prayer and even though my other childhood friend Stefanie did not get the miracle she was looking for with her beloved, all I can do is hope and pray that Patti will get hers. When all else fails.....pray. At the end of the day with all ranges of emotion the strength in both women is amazing. Patti knows that she knows that she knows the ending of this is going to be positive and on that I will stand and agree and even when I don't understand, can't imagine, I will pray.


Cheri said…
My 6 year old nephew has completed 2 years of chemo for Leukemia. I've seen some of what this journey is like.

My heart and prayers go out to this family.

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