I have a favor to ask of all of you who read journals. I received a note today from my soul-mate, high-school, best friend. (So you know we have been friends for a long time.) She told me that she had to have colon surgery. She has a large tumor and a lot of blood. She was to see the surgeon to make final arrangements Thursday. I am so worried about her. She lost her husand at 23, raised a daughter and a son by herself. She is a wonderful daughter to her mother, wonderful friend to freinds, and really lives for her family. Her son has a serious medical depression problem, so much so that he is on disability, but Patty still "watches out" for him, like you do when kids are at home, even though Bob does have his own house. Laura, her daughter has 2 kids, a boy and a girl and Pat lives for them. Most of her time is spent with them.
Although she's had the chance many times, she never remarried. She's never done anything bad to any human being and I am so so sad that she is having to go through this all alone. Her mom is in her 80"s and she has a bad heart. Pat's plans were to tell her only minimal information at the last minute. Pat's biggest worry was that Laura (her daughter) will not keep her colonoscopy appointment and be checked out. And that Bob would be okay with her not "stopping in and checking on him every day."
I am asking, no, I am begging: Will each of you say a special prayer for Pat, or Patty for me? PLEASE?. I triend to call tonight but got no answer, she could be with her grandchildren, or already in the hospital. She told me she'd be in touch as soon as she was able to. She doesn't have a computer
In this life we only get a few really close (best) friends. We tend to carry them our whole lives in our hearts. Pat and I made a soul-mate pack togeth ere on our confirmation day...we were 14 or 15 then. We took our first communion together. We have always been able to "take up right where we left off in conversations, whether it has been a year or 5 years later.
If you decide to pray for Pat, it would really mean the world to me. Thank you all!
A very worried Merry