"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, July 31, 2016

* UPDATE ON OUR DEAR FRIEND, CLAUDiA...AKA BOOKiE *

On May 30th, I wrote a post about my friend, Claudia Mundell, AKA "Bookie".

Since that time I've received a few short emails from Claudia, relating to her illness and subsequent battle. I have no idea how I would react to receiving news that I had cancer, or how I would handle all the pain, discomfort, and sometimes pure hell that a person goes through. But I can tell you that Claudia's courage and strength continue to amaze and inspire me.

She is definitely a fighter, and I recently wrote to her "You are one tough broad! And I mean that in the best, most meaningful way!! Keep hanging in there." 

Another thing I love about Claudia is her way with words. She is, after all, a very good writer! Below are some of her charming thoughts she shared in an email:

"...This morning I dressed in color for first time in 6 weeks... It only took me four hours to bathe and dress! But it felt good...I saw___doctor and he is a cute little butterball with scruffy face. When he enters a room, there is this crunchy energy that comes with him. I want to curl up in his scrub pocket and ride along on his energy!"

Can't you just envision that doctor? J

If you are a person who believes in prayer, please include Claudia in yours, that as she continues to fight this disease, she will have both physical and emotional strength, and keep her wonderful sense of humor.




11 comments:

  1. I continue to hold her in my heart.

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  2. I hope Claudia continues to shine, love the thought of a butterball doctor crackling with energy.

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  3. Lifting Claudia - and her doctors - in my prayers!

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  4. Becky, thank you and the others. It is prayer, care, and support of others that keeps me going!

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    1. Hello there! Thinking of you today and every day, my friend!

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  5. Claudia is a wonderful woman and a gifted writer and you are a good friend to her.

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  6. Thanks for the update, Becky. Claudia is an inspiration.

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  7. I can indeed envision that doctor. Claudia is indeed a great writer, and also courageous. I don't know how much humor I'd have if I had cancer. I'm sending a prayer her way. And yours too as a great friend.

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  8. Much love and best wishes to Bookie. I have missed seeing her around.

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  9. I prayed for Claudia just now; that doctor sounds like a treasure.

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  10. Thanks again to all of you! What wonderful women I have met and become friends with!!

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