Memory Keeping, Parenting

A loss for words

a loss for words

Well, this was quite the day to start a gratitude project! I know I indicated that I was going to share my 30 Days of Thankful project this year, but – I just can’t. Not now.

It took me a while to wrap my head around how to write this post. It would have been so much easier if I had just written about how I was thankful for baby-friendly matinee movies. And when that didn’t happen, I was going to write about how I’m thankful for backup plans. But that won’t to suffice either.

No, instead of starting this project with some light anecdotes that give me some light reflection and upbeat pause, I’m writing this. And it makes this whole project look completely juvenile. I’m going to do it anyway, but only after a long pause following this post. I mean, how the hell can you be thankful on a day like this?

So here it is..

a loss for words

November 19th .. A Loss for Words

I had a completely different post in mind for today.. then everything changed. A good friend of mine informed me that our mutual friend – who is one of the nicest, most kind, sweet, caring, peaceful people I have ever met – has cancer. She’s in her late 20’s and she has cancer.

I am at a loss for words.

What puts my mind at ease is that she is taking it so well. She’s positive, she’s hopeful, and she has a wonderful set of family and friends that will be there for her at every turn. I could say so much more.. but I’m still at a loss. So today, I am thankful for so much in my life. For the little things, the big things, and the .. other things.

This show by Tig Notaro that I heard on the radio recently keeps replaying in my mind. She’s a stand up comedian that found out she had cancer and still did her live show the next day. You can buy the show on iTunes here. Definitely listen to the radio segment.