Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Saying Goodbye with Grace

In her words: "There are times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I
do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful." Me too, for every single day. May God bless you and your children and may you rest in peace Elizabeth.

I knew when I read her post here on FB early this morning that the time was near. She spoke of her children and these words. In my eyes, she put a face of grace and timeless beauty on breast cancer. She endured great hardship and now she has gone home to our Father. I had only prayed that it would be after the holidays for the sake of the children. I am saddened by her loss and my heart aches for them this evening.

This evening, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has faced this battle. It is a tough disease and we do the best we can. Thousands die and thousands live. Rich or poor, black or white, male or female, it does not discriminate, it just does what it is designed to do: destroy.

This is your gentle reminder to do your monthly self-exams to look for unusual lumps or bumps (or something that just isn't right for you) or to get your mammogram if it has been more than 12 months and you are over 40 OR have a family history of breast cancer.

Together, we can make a difference in this battle. Here's to hoping we find a cure and find the cause.

Love to all.


  1. Hi Arla, I was deeply impacted by Eliabeth Edwards' death too and posted about it this week. It's a great loss we all relate to. Hope you are doing alright.

  2. Hi Arla,
    I'm Marina and like you I am a cancer's surviver! God bless you and your family. Apologise my english. Marina. Belo Horizonte. Brazil.

  3. Hello ladies - welcome to my blog. I took a small break for awhile but am back to writing. I hope that you both are happy and healthy and that God continues to bless you.

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