One of my best friends in the whole world has cancer.
It feels almost trite to write about it at all, like words are just so wimpy at a time like this. She’s amazing and upbeat and I stare blankly for long times, not knowing how to process it. She has such faith and optimism and grace, and humor! I wanted to remember her exactly as she is right now, and really–what can I offer in these hard minutes, but to remember us, all dancing in Claire’s living room to your favorite songs?
You called it your farewell-tumor party. We ate homemade bread and white bean chili and ice cream with hot fudge sauce, and took turns holding the babies.
I can’t believe this is real life.
I love this woman. She is incredible. Read more about her story here.
Don’t wait for the perfect moment to document the ones you love. It’s perfect because it’s now.