Just recently found out my longtime childhood friend has only a few weeks to live. She has cancer – stage 4. We were laughing and catching up our lives three weeks ago. Illness, disease, end-of-life were not in the air. We were planning our summer activities and making plans to meet. I was devastated to hear the news…no warning…no signs of illness…and then bang – the diagnosis…the tears…the reality check.
Cherish the glory of friendship. Put off nothing. Share your feelings – love, appreciation, encouragement and most of all those memories of the past, of your friendship. I visited her recently and told her that I loved her dearly. I think it brought a sense of peace to both of us.