A beautiful friend of mine passed away last night. She journeyed with cancer for 5 years. Each year as we donated at the Celebration Of Life Charity ball to help cancer patients with medical care and support, I did so with all those friends battling it out in mind. In hope that somehow I’m contributing to their lives too.
I write this in memory of Kerry Aldridge, always full of smiles, laughter and joy. How we ever got any work done together, I don’t know ;-)
During my own cancer treatment and recover, we shared many chats and much laughter together. I remember when she took me to the hospital for a P.E.T scan when I couldn’t take anybody else as I would be radioactive and should not be near children or pregnant women for the rest of the day. We laughed as she said, “a bit of radiation, might do me good!”
I remember her support during my time. I feel deep gratitude that I am alive today.
I didn’t get to see her in her last months. I wish for her she was able to go as a free women.
I think now of the meaning of Celebration Of Life – our work is not to save lives…. No. Our work is to set people free – have them live life – even if they have one day to go, as it is only then one does not loose the fight.
I honor Kerry today, for her life – for all the conversations – for the things she did for others – those known to her and those not.
I wish for those around her to keep the love vibration held high – to drown themselves in honor and gratitude – To celebrate her life, a life well lived.
Those who die truly do gift us with life when they go.
All my love, from the heart,
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