I’m having an emotional day today. A wonderful woman that goes to the same church as myself passed away this morning. She has been battling breast cancer for a while now and the treatments stopped working. She leaves behind a family including teenage children. She reached out to me on Facebook a while back and I feel terrible I never got back to her, because I didn’t even see the message until now. I was also fighting my own battle. But I feel like I missed a great opportunity to know her. I There two times in the hospital, when I witnessed two people lose their battle. They were both across the hall from me so as I sat in my bed those nights I watched all of it unfold through my door window, as the family gathered in the hall with the priest and then the next morning everyone was gone, the room was empty, cleaned and ready for someone else. There is a special connection to others fighting the same battle, even those I don’t know, and when someone passes to this horrible disease I feel a little defeated and guilty at the same time. I just pray for her and her family. I pray they stick together and stay close to God. Please keep them in your prayers as well!