In October 2002 and February 2003, two of my closest friends ~ Mary and +Anita ~ were diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. Instead of succumbing to the hideous disease, both of them fought with gentle patience and deep faith that their time had not yet been realized upon this earth. It has been both heart-wrenching and Blessing to have walked alongside such feminine faces of God as these two soul-sisters. I bid an earthly farewell to +Anita on 27 Oct. 2006, and am presently preparing to do the same with Mary. But tomorrow I walk for and with them both through the streets of downton in the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure. This is for you, Mary and +Anita.
"Live your life with purpose and let the days of God give you meaning; share your life with those who inspire your days and invite you to greatness for the sake of others so that, at the end of your days, you will find that your life has made a difference to someone, for something, and most importantly for the Creator." +Anita, Feb. 2005