It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.
To be honest, today is a hard day. I’ve struggled to find the words, the right words, to honor a dear friend whose life was lost way too early and whose friendship meant the world.
The truth is that there are no right words because Susan is always with me.
She’s with me when I look up into an inky blackness to see a clear night’s sky dotted with twinkling stars.
She’s with me providing guidance as I search for answers to the many questions my kids have about what lies out in space.
She’s with me as I encourage my daughter to pursue her love of STEM to help increase the numbers of women in science.
She’s with me and our fellow bloggers as we advocate for a world with more birthdays and less cancer through the work we do with the American Cancer Society. As ACS celebrates their 100th birthday this year, I know she will be right there with me in spirit, blowing out a candle from the heavens above as we look to spread the word about the importance of funding cancer research using social media tools.
She’s with me as I struggle to find the elusive balance between work and motherhood daily but I know she would applaud my resolution to unplug each day in order to fully dedicate myself to being mom.
She’s with me as I mentor others in the field of social media, listening and guiding them towards a path that will allow them to pursue their dreams as she did with me.
I miss you Susan but the things that you have taught me through our friendship will always live on. xo
As we honor Susan’s memory, please consider furthering her legacy through a contribution to the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
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