By Kristine John
We have tried, without success, to visit a friend with cancer for the past 8 weeks.
Each time we have planned a trip to see her, one of the nine people in our family has been sick. In fact, all of us have been sick, not just once this flu season, but twice.
This weekend, (including today), we are close to making that long awaited visit a reality.
By noon today, we should be at her home.
Susan is very dear to our family and has been an important part of our lives for the past 15 years.
She has been present for 5 of my children's births, and has become the "Auntie" in every sense of the word.
This battle she is fighting, (for the third time), against cancer, is one that robs her of strength and stamina.
She continues to rally, and have hope, emotional strength, and a great desire to be healed.
She has shown me, and all those about her the meaning of the word courage and endurance.
I am anxious to see her...to make memories with my children, and to be physically present to show our love and concern for her.
If you would like to add her to your prayers, her name is Susan Ludwig...and I know she would appreciate any prayers and postive thoughts on her behalf.