I just got a Caring Bridge journal entry from my cousin, Judy in Denver. Judy is fighting cancer in a hospital in Denver. She has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and has just had a stem cell infusion. Her stem cells came from France...Judy joked that she would be speaking French...OOO La La...she said. Caring Bridge is an online support group to keep family and friends in touch with Judy as she takes the steps to get well. I get an email whenever her friend, Joanie, posts some news from Judy.
She's my cousin...younger than me. She lived in Evanston and then moved to Colorado. Mom and Dad took care of this little girl when she was two years old.I was about 13 at that time. Her family took a vacation to Yellowstone and didn't think that they should take Judy. Mom offered and Judy came with all the equipment that a young child needed. She fit in with us just fine and what a great time we had playing dress up with her. Tiny little red head all in frills when Mom and I would take her on the bus to go "downtown" Little redhead girl...sitting in the playpen watching Dad garden. I still can see her with an earthworm in her hand...just about to put it in her mouth. The time went by so fast and we were so sad when she left.
We haven't been real close cousins because of the distance between us, but when we talk or get together it's like we had just been together. We keep up with each other with Judy's famous Christmas letters.
This cancer news was so hard to take. I hate for her to be going through this, but that's the way life is. You never know what battle you are going to have to face. She is a fighter and has such a positive outlook. When I got this picture this morning...I had to post it here. She's eating DQ....did my heart good to see this little redhead girl enjoying something as simple as DQ
She's in my constant prayers.