We act as a partner with a local cancer clinic and have done so for years. Each and every Wednesday lots of people from West Tennessee come there rather than driving to Memphis for chemo and/or radiation. I was in that rotation for YEARS until I couldn't take any more and had to opt out when the opportunity came up. Some of the most beautiful yet painful relationships in my life have been forged with cancer patients and their families. I see them in the offices and hospital and I know who's kin to who and how most of them are doing. Today I ran into a older woman with whom I became friends during her elderly dad's treatment. He was in his eighties and she took care of him AND her husband who had been diagnosed as well. She was there today, gazing out into space and I caught her eye. Her face lit up when she recognized me and we hugged and chatted about how long it had been since her daddy died. BG's elementary school teacher was there, one of the "team" that got stuck with a very freaked out fifth grader when her mom and dad split up. One of them actually cried when I told her.
As expected I didn't win any photography awards because...hey. I've got a
I hope your days are merry bright, your nights cozy and warm and your hearts full of love and peace.
Merry Christmas from the lane ^j^