Saturday, January 23, 2010

A birthday wish

Today is my BFF's birthday. She doesn't have a blog, and she really doesn't do much blog reading. And let me tell you why. You see my BFF has a pretty active life. She's the Mom of four really great kids. Two of which are missionaries in far away places. She travels to see them, and to see her grandchildren. This past Spring her daughter was diagnosed with a very fast growing breast cancer. She was expecting her fifth baby when the cancer was discovered. The baby was delivered a month early so she could start chemo right away. My BFF traveled to Alaska to care for the other four children while her daughter delivered her baby and within two weeks started heavy chemo treatments. Her daughter has just recently undergone radical surgery and is now back in the lower 48 preparing for radiation treatment.

It's been a very tough time for my BFF and her family. But I still wanted to wish her a very Happy Birthday.

This picture was taken one year ago today, while my BFF was visiting me in Florida.

If you could say a little prayer for her daughter Carlee, I know it would be greatly appreciated.

"Every friendship begins small.
Two smiles meet and hold somehow.
But as each day passes,
amid coffee or tea,
shared secrets and phone calls,
carpools and quilting bees -
a love grows large enough
to last into eternity."

10 comments:

CC said...

Ohh,how I wish the very best for your friends daughter...and will send up a prayer for her. Cancer is such a terrible disease..it just makes me ill when I hear of another woman with breast cancer.

Pat said...

I will add Carlee to my prayers. She is the second one I am adding this week with the same disease.......I wish they would find a true cure and a way to prevent this.

Dani said...
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Ruth said...

I will be praying for your BFF and for Carlee's healing.
Thanks for sharing.

Dani said...

This is Lin, not Dani....I tried to post under my own name but have given up...so the deleted post from Dani was actually from me. Thank you so much for the kind words and love behind them. God has blessed me with your friendship, Josh. My birthday in Florida last year is a wonderful memory in my heart. Thanks for making it so special!

Vicki said...

Hi, Jocelyn,
I will pray for your best friend and her daughter and family. She has truly been through a lot. I am sure she appreciates you and loves the friendship you share together. If you have the opportunity, would you convey my best birthday wishes for her? Have a peaceful Sunday, my friend. Vicki

Allie said...

Oh my - I will certainly add her to my prayers!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I'm sending best wishes all the way from Australia ... she sounds like a wonderful woman and her daughter deserves all our prayers too.

Tina said...

Just prayed for her. Please keep us up to date.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I liked your daybook also.
In His love,
Tina

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