Today is the kind of day that makes you stop and give Thanks for Everything and Everyone. I am devastated today because one of the strongest, toughest, and most amazing people I know is very sick. You see there is this little lady who teaches at my school (and she has been here FOREVER), but she is one of those people you strive to be like. She is a few years older then I am, but she definitely has more energy and spunk then I could ever hope to have. The heartbreaking things is she is very sick. She may not look sick or act like she is sick, but she is definitely sick.
We thought the news was good, well as good as the news of cancer (I don't like that word) can be. Mind you this woman has already battled cancer twice before. The first doctor she saw told her it was only in 1 place and that they would start chemo and that could hopefully get it if not then a not so fun surgery, but he gave her HOPE that she could win this battle. Well yesterday she did not come to school because of another test that made her radioactive and she couldn't be around anyone who was pregnant (me). So we didn't see her yesterday after she had her test done. Well today was the worst. The new diagnosis does not look great. This new doctor is telling her that the cancer is in her bones, colon, liver, and lymph nodes.
Her grandson is in my class this year and I can't even imagine what his mom (this teachers daughter) is going through. I hugged her yesterday and I could just feel the ache radiating out of her. I didn't want to let her go. I wanted to just hold her and let her cry because I know she needs to. I can not imagine how all of them are feeling. And her sweet little boy is just doing great. He really has no idea what is going on and thankfully he lives in the blissfully sweet world of a 5 old. Oblivious to everything hurtful and bad out there in the world.
So today I cried for Simone and her family. I know this wasn't the tears of an overly emotional pregnant teacher. These were tears for an amazing person who does not deserve to be afraid like this. Please Please Please keep Simone and her family in your prayers.
Miracles really do happen and Prayers really do work. So PRAY people!
I still can't believe that she is sick. She lives for her work and her children and this is where she is happy and now she may not be able to do what she loves. That breaks my heart that the one things that keeps her going may be taken away from her.