Monday, April 24, 2006

breathless. speechless. grieved.

April 24, 2006

Jasai - 30
Los Angeles, CA
2 children - 1 boy (11), 1 girl (5)



My girlfriend just wrote me and told me that a woman whom I knew well, through and old job, lost her daughter. It took a few moments for it to register, but then it did.

I recall the day it was first whispered at work. Later that week I saw her walk by my office. She did not look her usual lively self, so I called her in. Her baby, her beautiful teenage daughter, just heading off to college, had brain cancer.

She seemed less distressed than me. Her daughter had beat cancer before as a child, and they had the best brain surgeon in world - literally - on the case. This news let me breathe more easily. I googled brain cancer and
this doctor incessantly, and I prayed. I left that job shortly thereafter.

That was more than two years ago. And this news, all of these months later sliced me open and gutted me like a fresh fish. I have a daughter. She is five and having her in my life was like having a precious jewel placed in the center of my eye. It is the way I see her no matter what she does or how I feel. I can not imagine this kind of loss…………

Yet my whole heart goes out to my mama-friend who lost her best friend and baby girl. My heart goes out to every mother who has lost a child. May God keep you in his perfect care. Keep your heart in his able hands.

10 Comments:

Blogger Miss Ahmad said...

yes life is so precious indeed. watching my parents have to bury my sister long before her time made me realize what this delicate balance we call family really means...eternally bound in this life and the hereafter, by love and by blood!

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Idrissa said...

Several years ago; one of my girlfriends lost her college-age daughter to cancer and the pain is something I can still feel. After that experieince, three more sistah friends lost their daughters over a period of time and each death cut me deeper; yet it also taught me a lot about death and dying. Having almost lost my precious daughter three times in the last year; I surely feel for this sistahmama, but I also understand how she could be calm in the face of adversity.

When faith is all you have; you wallow in it and pray for the best knowing whatever comes, you will ENDURE. My prayers go out to this sistah in her loss.

Idrissa

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Blogger Icey said...

This breaks my heart.
My prayers are with the family

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Anonymous French said...

My prayers go out to this mama.

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