Thursday, March 11, 2010

Abundant Blessings

Two days before take off.  So much on my mind.

Blessing #525,600
Last Saturday, my school friends and their spouses gathered at Julianna and Brian's home for what has become a wonderful habit of get-togethers.  As I've blogged about in the past, this group of grade school/high school friends gathered around me last Spring and have been by my side ever since. So it took cancer to get us all back in the habit of spending time with each other, who cares.  That's not what's important, I don't have to tell you that.

It's that beauty of reconnecting with people you are so fond of.  It's the ability to fall back into comfortable, easy, I-knew-you-when realtaionships.  It's also wonderful knowing these friends as the women they've become.  We all have this abudance of life experience under our wings now and to be able to appreciate these women on a different level, applaud all their accomplishements, be empathetic to their struggles is a beautiful thing.  And a shout-out to the Spouses who so patiently step aside, let us cackle and laugh and manage 6 conversations at once, they get it, and we love them all the more for it!

Blessing #525,601
Tuesday Night was a gathering of new friends - the Women from the Wellness House Support Group.  Betty hosted dinner at her home and a beautiful evening of Cancer Warriors circled around me for my send-off to Hope.  I'm crying now as I type, so I think I'll stop now.  Here's a picture of these fierce, gorgeous cancer survivors...I love you all!!!


  1. My positive thoughts and energy go with you on your journey Peg. I can't wait to get together again and hear you share your crazy stories that you can only tell.


  2. Peggy, just know that we are all with you no matter where you are, Chicago or NY. With an army this strong, there is nothing you can't do! Love you, kirsten

  3. I will continue to say a prayer for you daily as I have for so many months. God go with you on this (hopefully) final step on your road back to health. We love you Peggy! Sarah and Sean

  4. Peg
    All of our faith, hope, love, compassion and multitude of prayers go with you on this journey to recovery taking place in NY. Our prayers too are with Dr. Fong and his staff as they do what God gave them the ability to do. Can't wait for your return!
    Pam and Tay