Today I received a very sad email from a former colleague. She used to work with us but had to quit job as her cancer was spreading and she needed to rest. That was 2 years ago. She used to come to work from time to time and we’d go for lunch.
She is one of the happiest persons I know. Despite of her illness, she is always cheerful and had a positive outlook toward life. She is on my Facebook and I am amazed and inspired by her view in life. She always has many good things on her time line. One of the best was
“Just because you can’t see the air, doesn’t mean you stop breathing.
Just because you can’t see God, doesn’t mean you stop believing.”
But unfortunately, in the last 2 months, her health got worse. She was in hospital for a week and now she has decided to leave Australia to be with her family.
Here is a part of her email we received
First of all, my apologies for I haven’t been in touch for long as you might know about my illness. Things happened so fast in the last two months. I have been in the hospital with critical heath conditions. Unfortunately, the CT Scan did show a bad sign of widely spread cancer. So what the oncologist can do was only try to fix the critical problems. Then the only option will be chemotherapy but there is no guarantee, So I decided not to undergo chemo but flying back home to be with my family instead.
As I am leaving this coming week, I would like to take this opportunity to say Thanks and Good Bye to all of you. I had such a very good time in the past 6 years working with everyone, not just like a colleague but as friends. I was so lucky to get to know you guys and had the best friendship ever. Thanks for everything you have done for me. I don’t think if I can find any words to tell how much appreciated I am to be surrounding by good people like you all.
God brought me here to get to know you so I believe this won’t be forever Good Bye but just temporary leaving for good and get myself back on track again. God will working out thing and will walk with me to get thru this tough time, then he will bring me back to see everyone again. Hope and Faith in God bring me the miracle blossom in this moment. I will never give up life and will battling with my spiritual. Thanks God for his loving and blessing. Thanks God for giving me such a very good friends like you guys. I will be back I promise.
I would love to say Bye to everyone myself but unfortunately I am not be able to do that. I will miss you all heaps and will always think of you. You all will always in my prayer.
God Bless you all
Love and Thanks from the bottom of my heart,
Reading the email, I couldn’t stop crying. It is so sad to read her email. I wished I was in touch with her more in past but I really didn’t know what to say. I did keep in touch but may be not enough. And now she will be very far from here and I know I am going to miss her.
In life, we work for money, live for money and fight for money but without health, money is nothing. We refuse to forgive for tiny mistakes and we hold grudges for a long time. When something like this happens to someone near to us, we realise the value of good health and family.
But what is life without a good health? Why do we need to fight when there is enough in this world to share with everyone? Why do we bitch, gossip and dominate when one day all of us will leave this world empty handed?
I just want to request all of you to pray for my friend and for her good health. I hope with all our prayers she will be better soon and will live a normal life. I hope to see the beautiful smile on her face again and very soon.
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Thank you everyone for your support and prayers. My friend has safely reached her home country and is happy to be with her family. Will keep you posted.
your friend is one brave, inspirational and example lady. Keeping her in my prayers. Health is everything!!!
One special lady indeed, all my prayers I add to the others in support of such a loving, caring human being. She will be well, I believe! 🙂
😦 It’s really sad.
I’m with you all the way. We get caught up in things unimportant and pay little heed to what is.
Life is beautiful.It’s not about how you make it, it’s more of how you take it!
Life doesn’t have to be long to be meaningful.
My Mom is a Cancer survivor. When she was diagnosed we all were shell shocked. However positive attitude of my Mom gave us courage to support her. Depending upon the proliferation, your friend may have chance to make a recovery. Keep supporting her while we all join you in the prayers
I will pray also. Friends are some of our most precious blessings. A friend is an amazing gift but not a possession. Jesus told us that He is the way the truth and the life…Knowing His life gives real peace in these moments.
That’s so sad. I’m sorry for your troubles. There are few greater gifts than true friends.
ohhh…Life can be so harsh sometimes…I cam empathise with what she must be going through and May GOD give her the strength to endure her sickness. In my Prayers !
I pray for your friend that her remaining days will be passed happily with her family without any health issues to trouble her. It is really sad that so many young people are suffering from cancer these days 😦 I have literally become psychologically traumatized by this disease. It is the worst thing that can happen to someone and the treatment that follows if even worst!! It is a hard reminder that life is very uncertain and we all should try and make it better for everyone rather than finding faults, present is called “present” for a reason, it surely is a precious gift!
This post reminds me of one of my close friend who died of cancer few months ago….I am very moved by her positive attitude..I am definitely gonna make prayers, chant some mantras for her speedy recovery …there are many cases that people have conquer cancer with their positive mentality… Yes you are right health is most important thing in life…we should be cautious every second about our health…hygienic food and exercise is must…we all have cancer cells in our body…if you have strong immunity than it won’t harm you otherwise its sure we will also suffer from cancer one day… my love , prayers , wishes for your friend…I am sure she’s gonna be ok very soon…
I will pray for your dear friend…such a sad email.
I will pray very hard that she gets well. This is a very sad post.
I shall remember her in my prayers, Hugs to you!!
Oh! I’m truly sorry about your friend. What an amazing lady she sounds.
Money definately , Can Not buy our health back.
I shall send lots of loving thoughts out to the universe. To you and your friend. Love to you. Paula xxxxxxx