I would like you all to meet a blogbuddy of mine.
We haven't been in touch lately because she was well and getting on with her life.
Minerva has cancer. Yep, that horrible word. Isn't it nasty? Last time we spoke it was 'gone', in remission and Minerva was looking forward to life with her daughters.
Minerva is a wonderful strong young woman. She doesn't deserve this. Neither do her daughters.
Time to reach out, my friends. Strength in numbers. This is cruddy news to get at Christmas. Time to walk by the side of people who need us. Go over and send her some warmth and love at this Christmastide.
Her email to me included a very wise phrase:
This is the scariest thing I have ever had to face and hands by my side, words in my ear, comments in my eyes, all help me to cope...
My Christmas Wish is for all those around the world sick or in pain this Christmas to find comfort, strength and hope.