there's always the story that stands out, ya know?
when you sit and catch up and have more to talk about then there is time for....
i'm gonna water it down a great deal -
but i totally want to share this story, even if i can't give it the justice that
the owner of the story can.
sue was telling us (josh had come later to surprise us!) about when she
talked to one of her doctors about doing the clinical trial that she did indeed end up doing,
and that has indeed made the tumors disappear.
the doctor (who had nothing to do with the trial) prefaced what she was going
to say with something like - 'can i be honest with you?'
both josh and i groaned when we heard that intro.
it's never gonna be a good thing following that phrase.
(and that right there is a whole nother topic for a whole nother blog!)
and then she went on to tell sue that she really shouldn't hope that
the clinical trial would work. that it probably wouldn't, and she should
apparently there was a lot pent up in sue at that point.
and apparently sue let the doctor know that it wasn't okay what she had
just said - complete with a 'shame on you' thrown in there.
and then sue went on to do the trial.....and four months later is tumor free.
and guess what?
she bumped into the very same doc.
and guess what?
she got to look that very same doc in the eye and smile and say 'it worked.'
i cannot tell you the thrill that went thru me when sue told this story.
i wanted to put it out there for different reasons -
i was really hoping we'd all see ourselves in that doctor.
i hope that everyone of us knows we are capable of saying the same thing.
and may we all see how it's NO HELP at all....and it only hurts and steals
something that someone needs - hope.
and may we all see that we don't know everything.
we don't know every outcome, even when it looks so darn obvious.
that's a big one for all of us to remember.
and then may we all see ourselves in sue.
i hope everyone of us can feel the strength we have inside ourselves to
put out strongly and in no uncertain terms that it's NOT okay to take
our hope away. and then to hold on to that hope anyway. and to do what
we have to do.
and then may we all see the miracle that happened, and know that some
things happen that we just can't quite grasp, and may we always believe
and an interesting side note about this miracle - i'm also crediting science, ya know?
i think it's a combination of a lotta things. but even if you went strictly with the miracle
theme - it's not miracle that got handed to her. she had to travel to hell to go get it.
i think she was a huge part of creating her own miracle.
that was the story that stood out for me.
honestly, i just got shivers when she told the story in person.
and then there was a word that stood out as well -
what an awesome awesome word.
a friend of sue's described her hair coming back as a resurgence.
i'm thinking it's a great word for sue coming back to life.
to know sue is to know the word fits.
she lives life full force.
i don't think i'll ever hear that word again without thinking of sue........
how amazing to be sitting at that table yesterday.