Wisdom Comes Suddenly

Thank You. Seriously, Thank You.

February 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments



Look! We got babies at the same time! Sara & Hayden, September 2005

Today might have been one of the hardest walks of adulthood. First, let me thank so many of you for praying for my Best Friend’s Momma. I wish I had miraculous news to share, but unfortunately, I do not. It was nearly the worst possible news, and her Momma indeed has a glioblastoma (a very aggressive and terminal brain cancer). Watching the heart fall out of my housemate from throughout my 20’s, my partner in crime, and my daily laughter, nearly stopped my own heart. It was an honor to hold her, to be there with her family, and to witness the beauty that is the bond between she and her Momma.

Now is the time for quiet reflection and decisions. Now is the time to try and cherish what precious time they have left. Now is the time to submit to God’s plan, however much we may hate it. And I do. I hate it, however harsh that sounds. Amie and her sister are far too young to have lost both their parents, and both to quickly terminal cancers, before the age of 60. Some things in life are really, really hard.

Amie liked the post I wrote for Indy’s Child this week, so I’ll link to it here. I have a feeling it’s the last time we’ll be laughing together for quite some time. And that’s OK. There are seasons for grieving, and I will hold tight. As she takes over as the Matriarch of her family, we will hold her up, and hold her tight. Godspeed tonight, my friends. Godspeed.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bethany // Feb 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Stupid freakin’ brain cancer! Ugh! So sorry for the news, continuing to lift you all in prayer!

  • 2 The Momma // Feb 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm


    As you as well, my friend. And you as well. You know I did a whole bunch of “Aw hell no!” today!

  • 3 Kara // Feb 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Oh gosh, I’m so very sorry to hear this Lori:( Prayers being sent up!

  • 4 Robin // Feb 24, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Too much cancer – my friend just lost a 40 year old sister to colon cancer. Too much freaking cancer.