Friday, November 19, 2010

Yolanda Adams - The Battle Is Not Yours Sent to me by SJM sister Nicole Casimire Henley


  1. My beautiful friend,

    I am so confused right now. I want to cry in horror with the thought of you with Lung Cancer but learning about it has made me realize a few things.

    You have always had my admiration and adoration (I think you know that!) but I can't tell you how proud I am of you at this moment. This horrible obstacle you are facing would bring, even the strongest of us to our knees and yet, you stand steadier than ever, ready to face the challenge. Your blog is inspirational and perfectly portrays your strong, beautiful spirit. Pour your heart out. It’s good for you and it’s good for us.

    It's been too long. I know you have the best of support in Wayne, the kids, family and friends; I thank God for that. Add us to the list and know we love you.

    Like everyone else, I want to say "If there is anything you need, just ask", but I know there are so many people just waiting in the wings to give you a hand that I won't get the chance.

    So....I will keep track of your progress here, send you notes, say my prayers, and when you are ready, be here to pick up where we left off. There have been many, many occasions when I was in the Bay and thought to just drop in or give you a call but something has always gotten in the way. For allowing so much time to go by without seeing my friend, I am very sorry.

    Danielle and Sue, if you read this, the same goes for you two. I love you all and it has taken Ellen's sickness to make me realize that I have neglected people I love. What an odd way to receive a gift!

    Chin up Ellen, through adversary, you have always been strong. You’ll be an absolute powerhouse after this!!!

    All my love,


  2. Susie Q I finally figured out how I could message you back right here. I love you and I know you love me. Please don't ever regret not stopping by - I could have done the same so many times. We get busy, we work, we have excuses, just facts. But true friends always pick up where we leave off.... call me anytime, stop by anytime, my door is always open... much love to Seth and the kids --- El

  3. Hey!

    Pity parties are in order. Just like any other party, not too many or they get in the way of life.

    You're still amazing. Always have been.

    Next time I'm down there, I'm knocking on the door and I don't give a damn about dishes in the sink. I want to see my friend.

    Love you!