15 months ago, a dear friend of mine–one of those fun, witty, down-to-earth, all around easy to love ladies–was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer.  She has three awesome kids, close in age to my own, and a will to live like you can’t believe.  I am talking serious, cry-just-thinking-about-it bravery and grace and poise and wisdom.  God, I am so lucky to know her.

In updating her friends on her treatment, progress, and setbacks since her diagnosis, she has written the most beautiful, inspirational, and honest accounts.  I keep every single one.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I asked her if I could share one of her most recent e-mails.  She, of course, allowed (more…)