I have a beautiful friend.
She has been fighting cancer for over two years now.
She has been given months and weeks to live on a couple occasions now.
But she surpasses all odds and keeps going.
She keeps smiling.
Now they say there's really nothing more they can do, but keep her comfortable.
Yesterday she underwent surgery to remove fluid from around her heart and in her lungs.
They didn't know if she'd make it through surgery.
She smiled again.
She's still spunky.
They are letting her rest for a week or so and then will try chemo again.
She has a family.
A son in high school, one in college, an older daughter, two grandchildren.
We all love her dearly.
Today I couldn't stop thinking about her.
I was driving to school to move classrooms and I couldn't shake her from my thoughts.
Today has been rough for me in a lot of ways.
Tonight though I sit here and I'm thinking of her again.
I'm so thankful for the family I have now as a result of the first school I taught at seven years ago now.
I am so thankful for everything and everyone in my life.
And I hope you will keep my friend and everyone else in need in your prayers.
God hears "Amen" wherever we are and I love you. -Dixie Chicks