Monday, April 27, 2009

Please Do This For Me

(c) Misty DawnS

“Are you sitting down?” I heard through the phone.

“Why? Tell me what’s going on! No, I don’t want to sit down!” Was my response, and I gripped the phone praying against the news that was going to come.

This was how I found out that my dear friend had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer – the word went straight past my ears and deadened my heart. My friend had cancer. I would do anything for my friend. I wouldn’t even need to be asked. I would just drop everything and do anything – whatever she needed. Yet, I sat there helplessly listening to ‘the news’ and knew that I was powerless over this monster that was attacking my friend. So, I made myself a vow to be there for her, throughout all the efforts to destroy this monster, although just ‘being there for her’ simply seemed like a small effort against such a large situation.


That was the beginning of The Anonymous Earrings Saga I mentioned a few days ago. Now, here I sit, feeling these emotions again, and trying to overcome and remain strong. For, after all, I am now 750 miles away from my cousin's wife, who is also one of my very best friends.

This time, she went into the hospital for what they thought was a gallbladder attack... and they discovered a cyst on her ovary... a cyst that is larger than a football... a cyst that they are over 90% sure is cancerous.

And, here I sit... 750 miles away. I'm here, and all I can do for the woman who has done so much for me, is pray. Oh trust me, I've been doing plenty of praying.

She only had three requests of me when I spoke with her on the phone.
1. Please come home, if she needs me to - to which I immediately said, "Of course." I had plans of going home to visit in July. Now, that visit will be moved ahead... somehow. I've got to talk to bosses and plead for time off, which I have coming to me, but haven't accrued yet. And... of course, I've got to find money for the trip there.

2. Her second request was that I be the contact person with our family, so my cousin doesn't have to keep repeating things over and over again.

3. And, her third request is where I need the help of all of you - my friends in the blogosphere. She requested that I put her on as many prayer chains as possible, because she knows the power of prayer is an unbelievably strong and amazing thing, as He is always listening. I told her I could do even better - I told her I would make a post requesting prayers, and with that post, she would have people praying for her and sending her good and healing thoughts from all over the world.

So - that is my request to you... please pray, meditate, send good thoughts... whatever it is you feel comfortable with.

And, when this is all over - I'll write another survival story, just like The Anonymous Earrings Saga, because she is going to beat this... again.

9 comments:

Terri

No need to post a reminder or a static post. Healing vibes being sent her way as well as strength vibes being sent YOUR way. (hugs) I'm here if you need anything.

storyteller

My heart goes out to you, your friend and her family. I've added you each to my prayer list.
Hugs and blessings,

Tammy

I am so sorry Misty. I know how much she means to you. Big hugs!

Skittles

Of course my prayers go out to her, you and the entire family.

I'll turn this around. If there's anything we can do for you besides pray, just let us know.

You see.. I know this is very hard on you, too.

We'll be here for you. Now, tomorrow, forever.

*hugs*

Akelamalu

I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's diagnosis. I'm sending positive thoughts and oodles of Reiki for as long as they are needed. x

Susan

Your dear friend is in my prayers. I know how difficult it is for you to be so far away, especially when you want to be there for her and cherish the moments you have together.

Thank you for sharing your story, Misty Dawn. You have friends and prayers blooming across the blogosphere.

Susan
Over at "Raisin Toast"
http://www.raisin-toast.com

Lucy

oh my god..
I so know the pain and worry you're feeling.
my prayers and good positive thoughts are with you all.
It will be okay misty.
xox

Mary S

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your friend. I can't even imagine how hard this must be.

Berni aka Vic Grace

Will do and hope that you too will be able to rest as I am sure your are losing sleep over this.

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