My heart literally hurts.
This dear friend had been suffering with breast cancer for the past 8+ years.
She was stoic and brave and funny and warm and practical and incredibly inspiring.
She was always glamorous, no matter what part of the treatment cycle she was in.
She had a successful career and an optimistic outlook.
She was an incredible mother, faithful and supportive wife and loyal friend.
She was unassuming, yet open and opinionated.
I will never forget her beautiful smile. It would never fail to raise a smile from me.
She leaves behind a gorgeous five year old daughter and equally gorgeous husband. He is now a widow and single-Dad at the ripe old age of 36.
Breast cancer is a bitch.
Cancer puts the C in the c-word.
RIP dear friend.