Even in the midst of the wonderful Christmas season, our hearts are saddened by the loss of one of our own, Elizabeth Edwards.
Elizabeth discovered her breast cancer at about the same time that I discovered mine. She began treatment in late 2004 and I waited until January 2005. My sister, Kay, was diagnosed two years after that; one week later her lifelong friend, Judy, was diagnosed. We lost Judy this year, too.
Kay and I do not understand why we are still here and they are not. But we are grateful.
Every day is a reason for celebration, whether we hang lights and trim trees or revisit the ordinary, the familiar. Nothing brings that message home quite like following signs to oncology.
Life is not always perfect, but it is always more good than bad.
Enjoy this wonderful holiday season. Every minute of it.
We hope to see you soon.