Saturday, February 13, 2010


Lizzie has decided to undergo a double mastectomy, doing everything possible to minimize the risk of recurrence down the line, and gunning for a long life; she will go in on Monday for surgery. At her husband Scott's suggestion, she has started a separate blog to track her battle with cancer. If you would like, you can follow her story at Liz's Cancer Blog, a.k.a "Suck it Cancer" - the title of which should give you a sense of the amazing attitude she is carrying into this fight: resilient, strong, funny as hell.

This morning Clio and I went to family yoga, and the class ended with a song. The instructor asked us to sing it once for ourselves and our families, and, the second time, to send it out to someone else.

Sitting there, surrounded by families and bright morning light, I found myself rocking from side to side with tears streaming from my closed eyes; I could no longer sing, so I sent these words out to Liz in my heart:

May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.

It is the closest I have come to praying in a very long time.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you, Heather. I love you.