Thursday, March 05, 2009

Sadness And A Blessing

I have a prayers/good vibes/healing thoughts request.

One is for a friend. She just found out her non-smoking brother has stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes, close to his heart and into his spine. The doctors have given him between 6 and 18 months. This friend is someone who is very close to my heart...we met in first grade but found out that we were not only born on the same day, but in the same hospital. 6 months ago she lost her dad to cancer, so this is a lot for her and her family to take.

The other request is for my own Uncle. He also has cancer and might be very close to the end of his life. He's my Dad's youngest brother, so you can imagine how hard this is on not only my grandmother, but my dad and his siblings...this is their baby brother. I just hope that his is comfortable and stays as long as he is able.

The last thing I want to share today is a blessing. In light of the two other things, it's trivial at best, but it's still important to me and something to celebrate in the midst of so much sadness. One of my good friends was blessed with a part on The Office tonight. He showed up in one of the promos that have been airing throughout the week and tonight is the big debut. I know I need something to help me laugh, so I'll be watching.

Thanks everyone!