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Monday, April 12, 2010

People Die Every Day..... (Remember that British birthday song?)

The list of people I know who have died from cancer is growing too long.

You might think this is normal.  As we grow older, more people we know will die.  Many will die from some form of cancer.

But, being in the cancer world, means I get to know a lot more people who are going to die sooner, rather than later, from cancer. 

I am friendly by nature.  Everywhere I go, I meet new people.  (In this way, I am very much like my mother.)  I have made many friends in the cancer-world. 

Some friends are just "cancer ward friends."  When we meet at the hospital, we are friendly.  But we don't really have a relationship outside of the hospital.

Others have become very close friends, and my life is richer for knowing them.

But there is always a risk.  A risk that people will disappear.....

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Bernie said...

Dying is part of Living.....no fear only hope.....:-) Hugs

RivkA with a capital A said...

True. But dying of old age is one thing; dying when your kids are young (kids in their twenties are still young) is entirely different.

Dying of old age is sad; dying young, from an illness like cancer or any other cause, is tragic. Parents should be there when their kids get married, and give birth, and celebrate simchas.....

I do not want to miss those milestones in my childrens' lives.