Linking up with Dayle at Simple Pleasures
"I've never met a person whose greatest need wasn't real, unconditional love. You can find it in simple acts of kindness towards someone needing help. There's no mistaking it. You feel it in your heart. It's the common fibre of life....the flame that heats our soul...energerizes our spirit...and supplies passion to our lives. It's our connection to God.....and to each other." Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
This week has been a whirlwind of emotions....mostly feeling on top of the world....experiencing love and support from so many.....but then I got an email from a cyber-friend.....and my heart hurt. It hurt because I've come to care about her. Still...I choose to trust...to be grateful b/c He's in control even when things don't make any sense.
-I spoke at a local community centre. I sold a ton of books but better...were the tons of hugs I got from the many women who thanked me for sharing my story and giving them hope. I was blown away by their encouragement, support and kindness.
-People have been coming into my life like crazy....most of them encouraging me to speak....to share my story....I know these connections are God arranging everything. And it all feels so right.
-My sister and I have had some amazing talks....We talk everyday....sometimes two or three times a day. It almost feels as if we're making up for all the lost time that we were separated. The bond between us keeps deepening.
-The painful part this week was hearing from a close bloggy friend....she's fought uterian cancer and then was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her and I connected on twitter. She bought my book and after reading it we began emailing often. She shared her heart....I shared mine. Funny how you can come from totally different worlds....have different experiences....yet be so totally on the same page.
Her name is Gaye. She's been standing strong in her faith.....believing for total healing from the cancer.. Earlier this week she emailed me......the tumor has grown by 30%, . She is an amazing lady and I care about her and wish I could make this better. I can't but I'm grateful I can do something tangible.....I can pray.
Guys.....please pray for Gaye....She's hurting badly. The recent news has gotten her down. And knowing she's hurting hurts me. Anyone wanting to send her a message...to encourage her.....her facebook page is: