Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We learned recently that a seven-year old friend of ours was diagnosed with cancer. The cancer is reportedly aggressive and advanced to Stage 4. It is currently inoperable and being treated with chemo.

As one friend put it, "No child should ever have to know what cancer is." As another said, "Certainly puts things in perspective, doesn't it?" I have very little to add to these apt statements. There are so many feelings — full of fears and hopes — that rattle around. In the meantime, I'll give Buttercup another hug and say a prayer for a family that really needs it.