I am feeling a bit distracted lately, there is so much to think about. I sure have not been blogging, and barely reading blogs, so I apologize for my absence. My young friend died of cancer last night. It is so sad, a 38 year old mother of two wonderful kids. A beautiful woman ravaged by cancer in just four short months. It went everywhere in her body, every organ, her skin and her brain, in four short months. We were friends, I loved to sit near her at swim meets and hear her smart mouth. She was a hoot! She was so brave and strong, she met cancer straight on and fought until her very last breath. And oh she was full of piss and vinegar that is for sure. Actually she was like this almost to the very end. She was bossy and really funny. She had more energy than I could ever muster.
She was feisty and fiercely loved her children, her husband and the Packers. Her children and husband will eventually find a way to move forward, it will be hard, and never the same, but they will have to. They were the picture perfect family until cancer came knocking on their door four short months ago.
I know there is always a greater Plan, one we are not to know the answers to while we are here on this Earth. But I have to say that sometimes the Plan really stinks, sucks, is horrible and pathetic. Will her lovely daughter grow up to find the cure to cancer? Will her son become the most amazing firefighter ever, just like his Dad? We don't know, but for now all I know is that this amazing woman has left us, and it was way, way to early in her life to end. It isn't fair, it just plain sucks. So that is where I am today, so sad that the world has lost this amazing woman, just like so many amazing people dieing from cancer everyday. It just doesn't make sense to me at all.