Woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend... Just when I thought life could not get any better I heard a knock on my door, it was Cancer.
It changed everything but not for the worse. I choose Life and Hope .
BACK OFF CANCER is what I say!

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head
Me, Francesca, on April 1st 2007, the day I shaved my head....

Sunday, December 30, 2007

I miss my friend ...

The other day I took the kids for a walk and a block away from home Mika runs to a pile of brown leaves, screaming "ITS LEONARDO'S"... he pulls out a bright orange ball, brings it back home and is firm about sending a "video message" to his friend: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lB5zc1aqLp4

"I miss my friend" - I think she used this title already, no? Oh well! Sorry if being repetitive but I really miss my friend. I try to not let it bother me, above all, we are so very lucky to have each other, and have lived that physically close to each other... cherish that, rather than cry over the fact that we are now so far apart, right? Yeah, right :( - hasn't been that easy! Really missed having Leo around for trick or treat, having Francesca's helping hand for Thanksgiving, having a gift for her under the Xmas tree ... I haven't bought any Prosecco for New Year's Eve.

It's difficult on those "special dates" ... but much harder on the day to day. Coffee on Saturday mornings, a run to the manicure, a visit to the movies, taking the kids to a museum, talking about yesterday's Oprah, or tomorrow's election. Not fair that Malu is now crawling and clapping and "Chica" is not around to clap back. But thank God for You Tube and Skype and email and affordable phone plans. Switzerland is not all that far.

Happy healthy new year to all of us,
and wear sunscreen :) - love that speech ... do you know it?


1 comment:

CHICA said...

me acabei... amiga..muitas saudades e com certeza eh no dia a dia que eu sinto muito a sua falta...Por favor, fale muito de mim pra Malu... eu tambei nao acho justo eu nao etsr ai nesses "milestones"... vamos nos ver logo....
com muito amor e carinho, desejandoa voce e a toda a sua familia um ano cheio de alegria saude e paz...
PS: acho que cabe mais uma vez te agradecer por tudo que voce fez por mim nesse ano dificil mas cheio de boas licoes de vida....
com amor