Monday, October 3, 2011

~A TRIBUTE TO NANCY~

A tribute... There are people who walk in and out of our lives, some we struggle to recall and others who leave an indelible imprint. Such is that of a women named Nancy. Nancy with her then three year son Ben became part of my daycare and preschool family. I soon discovered first hand how Nancy could light up a room with her smile and magnetic personality. In 2003, Nancy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer, a rare cancer with a grim outlook. She was told to get her affairs in order. As a newly divorced single parent with a young eight year old son giving up was not in the cards. She became a mighty warrior...a pink warrior... her goal, to see her son graduate from high school. Oh how this courageous women fought...for eight years she battled this horrid disease... but never once did I hear her complain. Sadly... Nancy passed away last Thursday. I do know the world is a better place for having her in it and she will be forever missed. Her beloved son Ben is now a junior in high school. Wednesday, I will go to pay my respects and say goodbye to this dear friend.

26 comments:

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'm so sorry for you loss, Nancy sounds like she was an amazing woman who deeply loved her son.

A New England Life said...

Isn't that the worst. The absolute worst. My heart goes out to your friend and her son. I hope Ben always carries the love, and wonderful memories, he and Nancy shared.

Farm Girl said...

Oh I am so sorry you lost your friend. She sounds like a very courageous lady.
Thank you for sharing you heart.
Kim

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I am so sorry for your loss and for Ben's loss. I have known several ladies with this horrid type of cancer. My own sister battled Ovarian cancer for eight years. I can tell she was a wonderful friend but I know you were an incredible friend to her as well. May the sweet memories ease your pain.
Hugs, Noreen & Reggie-dog

Mary Ann said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Mary Ann

annie said...

Sympathies on your loss. Some people come in to our lives, like your friend, who leave us better for having known them. I believe they help complete us in ways we can never comprehend when we first meet them.

Julia said...

Julie, you friend was a remarkable lady and she was graced with such courage in dealing with this dreaded disease without support from a husband and with a young boy who needed her. The love of a mother for her child can be such a driving force.

How lucky for you to have known her and to have made a place in your heart for her. Sorry that she lost the fight with the terrible cancer. May she have eternal peace. Hugs JB

acorn hollow said...

I am so very sorry for her son. Just when he was becoming a man.
So sorry for the loss of a friend.
Cathy

jennifer768 said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Nancy sounded like an amazing woman.Hugs,Jen

Mary said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. How sad for her son.
Sending comforting hugs :)
Lauren

Larkrise garden girl said...

I am so sorry for your loss.What a
positive person she was. Losing a friend is so hard. Hugs Cheri

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

I am very sorry to hear of your friend's passing. My sincere condolences. She was a great person.
Janet

And This Little Pig said...

What a tragic loss, thoughts and prayers with you, her family and her precious son.
LiBBiE in Oz

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute you wrote for Nancy. Will be thinking of you on Wednesday. Love

Denise said...

Sorry to hear about you loss, she sounds like one of those "gems" in life.

The Barn Door said...

So, so very sad! I just don't understand the cruelty of life sometimes.

Orange Sink said...

Julie,
I am heart broken to hear of the loss of your dear friend.
May the great memories and outstanding example of her strength and goodness live on.

Eve said...

So sorry to hear this Julie.

katie said...

I am so sorry for your loss of Nancy.
May Ben be comforted through this time.
Give him a big hug.
Someday this cancer mystery will be solved.

Ann said...

Hi just dropped by from another blog as you do and so sorry to hear your news. She fought a great battle but sounds like she had amazing friends who will rally round her family.
Take care

Nezzy said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss sweeite. Nancy sounds like a magnificent woman. It's difficult to loose a real friend. They are the treasures in this life.

Know my prayers are with both you and Nancy's precious family.

God bless and may His peace surround you.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What will he do without his wonderful mother. I'm sure she was his biggest fan. God Bless him and may she rest in peace.

Jacque. said...

I am so sorry.

Flat Creek Farm said...

So sorry about your friend. What a fighter she was in the midst of this horrid disease. Prayers for her friends and family. Hugs, Tammy

Rowan said...

She sounds a wonderful and courageous woman, her son must be devastated but very proud of her.