Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thinking of Others

Today, Wednesday, April 15, 2009 (aka Tax Day)

That's right, folks, I've caught up to real time. Hopefully we can keep current from here on out.

Yesterday I received a call from my mother, and in an unfortunate turn of events, it turns out that my godmother--one of my parents' oldest and dearest friends--was diagnosed with breast cancer as well, as of this week.

I find myself in an unusual position of being just a few weeks ahead of her in terms of progress. I know what she must be going through. That moment when you hear the word "cancer" is truly the hardest moment. I also find myself very willing to offer my services as someone to talk to, share the journey with, while simultaneously understanding that she will NOT want to talk to me. What do you talk about? What do you say? What do you ask? What advice do you give? The answer to every one of those questions is "nothing." There is nothing to say, nothing to ask, and no appropriate advice to give. The only reality is your new one and you face it as a new challenge to overcome. Each person's experience is different and they must live it for themselves. I have found that hearing of others' journeys is not for me...I'm simply traveling my own. She may or may not feel the same.

The point? She is in my thoughts and prayers just as so many people have told me that I'm in theirs. Please, as you keep me in your thoughts and prayers, send a few her way as well.

In closing, it seems 2009 so far has been rough on most everyone, but with weddings and new babies for multiple friends of mine on the horizon, 2009 shows great promise. Thinking of you all and sending positive vibes your way!


  1. Biggie, you are a ROCK. I love you so much, know that I am thinking of you, and praying for you. I love your mantra. AOE

  2. Hey Megan! I just sat down and read all your posts from the beginning. I cannot believe your elbow thing on top of cancer! Good grief. Jake and I have been talking about you and Joe every day, and you are foremost in our thoughts. I am still sending anti-cancer, pro-Megan thoughts your way every day!

    Love, Amy

  3. I love you and your parents Megan.... it is the ONLY thing to say but it doesn't seem to be enough to say. I DO think about you every single day and send mental good wishes your way.
    Hugs, your godmom