Yesterday, I found out a friend, Heather, had passed away. She was diagnosed with cancer around a year ago, feeling very tired. I met Heather at a Cancer Society Programme. Heather was around my age and had a lovely family and amongst many other things, was a very talented photographer and a loving Mother. This is a photo that Heather gave to me to put on this site. Heather was always supportive of my website.
I wanted to mention Heather this week and send lots of love to her husband, son and parents out from the UK. I feel very sad that Heather and her family have been through so much. The difficulties were so undeserved and life so unfair at times. There is so much to acknowledge at this difficult time. First, I am very sad but also relieved that Heather is at peace. Her difficult, difficult times and so much time in hospital must have taken its toll on her and the family. Last time I saw Heather, I thought she was turning around. How wrong I was. Cancer and illness can be so surprising, taking people on journeys that are so twisting and turning. There are no definite outcomes or definite certainties. I am sorry that I missed the funeral – I will catch up with friends and family on my return.
Thank you to the Cancer Society for all your support for Heather and her family. I know that you helped enormously.
And another reminder of how life is short lived and how important it is to live your life as well as possible today.