Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Goddaughter dancing in my living room

I’d appreciate it if you all would say a few prayers for the family of my godchildren.

My friend Annette developed leukemia last year and has been doing chemotherapy for a year now. It’s been a hard road for her and she’s been sick most of the time. The children were sent to live with their grandparents in Nebraska as small children are cute, but hard to chase when you’re very ill. Annette has had a lot of fatigue etc. She seems to be doing better, although the treatments continue.

The kids are coming home now. I haven’t seen them in a very long time. I pray that all goes well. It will be an adjustment for everyone, no matter how badly mom and dad want the kids home and no matter how much the kids might want to be home.

I feel badly because I haven’t been such a great friend. I think a lot of my friends could say that from the past year. As the Network grows the demands increase. By the time I get finished with the most immediate crisis of the day, it’s late at night and too late to be social, if I even had any energy left.

Most people that develop something like leukemia in their mid 30s. are the only “sick” friend their friends have. Unfortunately, Annette has a lot of competition in my HPS world. She’s only one of many people I know who have been in and out of the hospital with serious health problems these past few years. It’s a weird sort of routine for me. I just can't be there for everyone the way I want to be.

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