I've thought for several days about writting this post. Over a week. I decided this morning that I would sit in quiet with my coffee, breakfast, and Henry by my side, and at least try.
Almost two weeks ago, among getting ready to take our summer vacation to South Padre, I was also busy planning a bridal shower for a sweet friend. I took Sarah and her fiance, Matthew's, engagement photos a few months ago.
I literally had just sent off her bridal shower invites the day before I got a call.
(Invites, that will be reprinted with a new date when the day comes!!! Oh yes, they will be used for Sarah's shower!)
The kind of call that stops you dead in your tracks and makes you actually shake your head like you see confused cartoon characters doing.
My husband called to say that he had spoke to Matthew (her fiance), and Sarah was in the hosptial. with leukemia. At that point, they were not sure of all the details and final readings of tests, but the doctor was almost certain of what it was.
My dear friend, in her twenties, has leukemia. My mind still cannot grasp this...
Currently she is fighting it with all of God's strength in her heart, while being hooked up to chemo, and wires, and in a hospital bed. Prayers have not stopped since the news spread, and my sweet and always upbeat friend is now a Mrs. She and her fiance decided to get married in the hospital last Friday, July 1st. I cannot imagine a more beautiful set of wedding photos.
photo courtesy of Candace Snow (the groom's sister).
She and her family have set up a blog so that we, her friends, can keep up-to-date on how she is doing.
Currently, she is not allowed many visitors, but Matthew reads her every comment and text message he recieves.
I'm not sure what else to say, but to ask for prayers and positive, uplifting thoughts.
I love you, sister.