Three Little Cowboys: Mad
That is a link to my sweet friend Allyson's blog post the day she learned I had cancer.
Ally's Wish, the charity started in her honor, was asking on Facebook about how her stories have touched your life. I wanted to quote what she wrote to me that day so I went looking back through her blog.
Confidential to M:
So, today was a bad day. And there will be some more bad days. But hear me loud and clear, sister: you are not alone!!! There is no way that I am going to sit over here and let you walk down this road unassisted. I KNEW all this cancer stuff would come in handy someday! :) It's okay to be scared, and it's okay to be mad (obviously!), as long as you remember the three things: 1) God loves us. 2) God is always in control. 3) God is good.
You are the daughter of a big, big God who is holding you in the palm of his big, big hand. And you have a slightly crazy friend who will do just about anything for you. Anytime, day or night. Any reason. You are loved.
Oh yeah---let's hit up Bahama Buck's, okay? My treat.
I hate that Allyson is no longer on this earth. I think about her every day. I see her sweet face on my refrigerator every time I walk into my kitchen. Her book has a permanent place on my bookshelf in my bedroom. I continue to stalk her family on Facebook. I miss her.
But I am forever grateful that I had her in my life for the time I did. Everyone should be so lucky.