Thursday, February 21, 2008

Good Thoughts



I have so many things to tell you about, such as my wonderful day in East Meadow with Marc and Jess, but I got some bad news this weekend, and it feels odd and false to chirp away. I'm sure we all wonder sometimes what is too much sharing on our respective blogs, but I felt like I needed to acknowledge this.

Someone I love very much was diagnosed with cancer and is waiting to find out what his treatment options will be. He's a fairly private person, which is why I'm not naming him, or explaining our connection, but he is important to me, and to people I love, a very significant part of my chosen family.

Given how little I'm telling you about the situation, I realize it's hard to do this, but I would ask that you hold my loved one in your thoughts, prayers, meditations, or whatever practice you observe in the next few days. Maybe you'll only be able to put generalized well-wishes out in the world with this limited amount of information, but it won't do the world any harm to have generalized well-wishes, will it?

11 comments:

Dantallion said...

Sending good, positive energy his (and your) way, Patrick.

Jess said...

I'm so sorry, Patrick, but the one thing I know is that people can do much better than the doctors initially lead them to expect. So keep your hopes high. It may go very well, regardless of how things look for your loved one right now. Also, please feel free to call if you need to vent. You know I'm a good talker :-) but I'm also a good sounding board. And Marc and I have been through this with our loved ones. So let us help you cope, if we can. Finally, don't let your worry impact on your own health. Take care of yourself! Many of us tend to let worry keep us from doing right by ourselves. That doesn't help. So take care of yourself and let us know if we can help you. *big hug*

somewhere joe said...

Sorry to hear that, sweetheart.

We know you, and that he is one of yours. That's all we need to know. Prayers for his recovery and your peace.

Cooper said...

I've lit a real candle for your loved one, darlin'.

Marc said...

Patrick, I'll be thinking of your loved one and concentrating on caring thoughts for him...and for you.

Eric said...

I'm sorry to hear about this, Patrick. I'll hold the both of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Java said...

What Joe said.
You and he are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I'm sending along my good thoughts of healing and peace for you and your friend. Take care,

Butch

christopherc said...

Thoughts, prayers, energy, and meditations are all for you and your friend this afternoon and many more to come. Thank you for sharing and caring so much.

-C

Cincy Diva said...

Just popped in via Jess' blog. You certainly have love, thoughts and paryers coming from KY! Take care!

Greg said...

I'm a bit late to your post, but I'm adding my good thoughts, warm wishes and love to the sphere of similar already gathered by those before me.

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