All posts tagged: death

A Life Well-Lived

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General Musings / Heart Aches

My friend is dying. It started 18 months ago with headaches, and odd searching for words, moved to a diagnosis of glioblastoma, and has now shifted to hospice care. She is 41. She has a husband, and two young children. Until her illness, she worked to connect farmers and hungry people. We are not particularly close. I kept up with her life through social media; I don’t know if she followed mine. We met many […]

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General Musings / Heart Aches / Wrestling with Angels

My friend is dying. It’s shitty, and ridiculous, and completely unfair. She’s my age, with two young children and a husband who adores her and brothers and parents and a community who loves her…and she’s dying. I read her periodic journal posts about how’s she’s dealing with her diagnosis and her grief at leaving her wonderful life much sooner than she ever anticipated or would want. Then I read the comments and tributes and consider […]