Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Miracle

I have received a few phone calls from my friends. Don't worry. Almost all of you would not know this person. She is not local. Thank you to all of my friends and their support. I appreciate it!
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Yesterday I wrote about what a bad friend I am. I am now being put to the test. This is the real deal. This is where it counts. This is all that really matters. We've all had the call. The call that changes everything. That call came from a friend today.

"Indy, you know, right?"

"No, my husband left a message and I can't reach him. He must be in meetings."

"You don't know yet? You really don't know?"

"No. Come on Claire, tell me. I'll pretend I don't know. Just tell me."

"Indy, it's bad. It's really bad." There was a long, long pause. "Julie has cancer. Liver and pancreatic."

"No. No. No."

Today, a friend called to tell me that one of our dear friends has cancer. She's young. She's a mommy to two sweet little kids. She's a great person. She makes me laugh. We drink too much red wine together. She has the best smile. She is a fabulous career woman. She is smart. She is beautiful. She is my friend.

There is nothing else on my mind. I do know that I will find a way to be there for her and her family. We need a miracle here and whatever you believe, please say a small prayer for our friend tonight. We really need a miracle.

14 comments:

OHmommy said...

Oh no......

Speechless.

Kathryn said...

Prayers. Lots and lots of prayers for your friend.

Stephanie said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear this. She will be in my prayers.
Dont ever doubt yourself as a friend either..we all have our days. Friends understand this...she knows this as well as the rest of your friends.
Keep your chin up!!

Krystyn said...

Prayers for your friend and her family! They are more powerful than you know.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Oh, that's awful! I'm so sorry.

enthalpymama said...

Wow.

Jessica said...

I am so sorry to hear of your news. Please know that you and your friend are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can help you or your friend's family!

Genny said...

Oh my gosh, I'm am so sorry to hear about your friend. I've been in your position before, and I'll be praying for your friend. I'm sure you will be there for her during this hard time, and that will help more than you know.

Poltzie said...

prayers are sent! Cancer is such a horrible thing, I'm sorry that your friend has to go through this, she is lucky to have you as a friend though!

Jennifer said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your friend. that is horrible.

i will be thinking and praying of/for all of you.

and do not think that you are a bad friend, i told you the other day we all have times like this...

i'm sure you are an awesome friend and i'm sure Julie knows how special you are.

thoughts and prayers coming your way.

xoxoxox

Don Mills Diva said...

I too am speechless.

I am praying for your friend right now, and for you.

Eve Grey said...

Oh my gosh, so sorry to hear this.

Someone Being Me said...

I am so sorry. That is awful. Sending prayers her way.

Lisa said...

That gave me chills - the bad kind.

I hope that Julie received good news at her PET scan, and am praying for her & her family.....keep us in the loop

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