Fall 2009: Jake and Nancy learned that Nancy's breast cancer was stage four. Winter 2013: They are still fighting. This is a gathering place to follow their story, offer support, love and prayers... to be by their side.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Laughter, smiles and love-- a potent addition to chemo

Yesterday a group of Nancy's friends swept her away for an afternoon of much needed fun. She is feeling the effects of chemo quite a bit now, but she was incredibly touched and encouraged these friends.

My dear friend, Brent, had a great idea to rent a limo/party bus and take a tour of Washington wineries. I was so excited to have an outing with old friends and even more excited that two of my friends, who I hadn't seen in years, flew into Seattle and surprised me for the big event. I decided to try out my long hair wig for the day, then after it got itchy and annoying decided to pass off for everyone to try. I think my friend Al looked like quite the rock star in the Jennifer Aniston wig!

You know how I talk about those unexpected silver linings that come from having cancer? Today was one of those moments. It was so fun to hang out with my friends, most of whom I've known for over 15 years. I ended the day a little tired, but completely uplifted and encouraged. Thanks Brent, Tiffany, Steve, Al, Mindy, Heidi, Rebecca, and Sue! You guys are awesome!


Jim said...

What a wonderful idea and what terrific friends you have Mojo (of course we already knew that!)....

Beverly said...

Of course, I think you are the beauty in the photo even in the scarf! Thanks for sharing and glad you had fun with your friends.