I just looked at today's Blog of Note (BON). Generally, I make fun of the BONs. I can almost predict what they will be about: cooking, fashion, art and artists of different media, and crafts. Sometimes, the BON is about a mother who's trying to change her life because she's reached a milestone birthday--usually 30 or 40. Yes, I'm mocking because I find the subjects of most BONs a little, well, stupid. I also mock because I'm jealous of anybody who is named a BON.
Today's BON is called Jamesie beats the tumor. It's written by a mother whose young child recently died of some kind of cancer. I say some kind of cancer because I could only read the most recent post on the blog. I had to stop. The mother is struggling this Christmas season, the first without her child, I believe. She's writing about the corneal infection she herself has at the moment. I found the post a little overwhelming and incredibly moving. And I started to cry. Then I exited the site.
I'm on vacation. I have two beautiful, healthy children. I have a home, for the moment. Everyone I love is well as 2011 draws to a close. That's enough to be thankful for tonight.
Go visit Jamesie beats the tumor. Leave a message for its author. Tell her you're praying for her. Then pray for her.
Saint Marty salutes today's BON.
|A worthy BON|
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