Saturday, December 23, 2006

My Christmas Wish

(Chinese sign for wisdom)

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.

It's back........

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.



Anonymous said...

Positive energy and best wishes to your friend...and to all who may be suffering!

Michele sent me to say 'hi'

Anonymous said...

I've been visiting Minerva for quite awhile and was very sad to recently learn of her current situation.
But I'm thinking all positive thoughts for her. She's a woman of great strength and determination.
Here from Michele's......

Bobkat said...

Poor Minerva.

I shall visit her immeditaely.

Anonymous said...

This is such sad news. I've known Minerva since I've started to blog and have admired her courage. Thank you for posting this for her. You're a good woman, CQ!

To you and your I wish a very Merry Xmas and hoping that you have a FANTASTICALLY successful and happy 2007.

utenzi said...

Michele sent me over, CQ.

I've not been to Minerva's blog in a long time. Maybe more than a year. I didn't ever remember her name but the content on her blog brings it back.

My job involves testing cells for how they react to breast cancer and how cancer cells react genetically to several types of anticancer drugs. As a result I'm aware of just how formidable an enemy breast cancer is.

Mamacita (The REAL one) said...

Christmas greetings to you, and to your sweet friend; I hope she hears nothing but good news forevermore.

Greetings also from Michele's blog.

Anonymous said...

I'm off to visit Minerva and send her my well wishes.

Here's hoping your Christmas wish comes true :)

Take care.

(Here from Michele's).

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Amen, Amen, my dear sweet CQ!
So sorry to hear about Minerva's present lousy situation! Not fair. Not fair at all!
I will go over and visit her right now!
Here from Michele this afternnon, my dear!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Was just over at Minerva's, my dear CQ, and I thank you for the "alert" much for her to fathom at this time.
And then was checking my emails/comments....AND, yes my dear, the box is still unopened! (*Patting myself on the back*)...But soon.....Monday morning it will not be open anymore. I'm excited!!

Anonymous said...

Have a Merry Christmas CQ.
I'm on my way over to Minerva's

David Edward said...

Merry Christmas CQ.
I just KNOW minreva is about due for a miracle.

Anonymous said...

Makes my bumbling through life look like a cake-walk -

Michele sent me,


Thumper said...

No no no no no no no...I haven't been by her blog in a while, this is such sad news. Oh man.

Michele sent me tonight...I'll peek over at Minerva's...