Today Heaven gained an Angel. And my heart is truly in pieces. My dear friend, and fellow Melanoma warrior, Miranda, passed away early this morning. She was surrounded by her family when the time came and for that I am truly grateful.
Miranda was the very first Melanoma friend that I ever made. It was so nice to know that I wasnt the only one fighting this battle. It was, I guess, in a way, reassuring to know that other young moms out there were going through the same thing. They had the same anger, the same worries, the same fear.
My friends without Melanoma dont get it. They see me, they see me feeling fine and being a mom, and they assume I am perfectly fine. That just isnt the case. Melanoma is a constant fear. Its something I think about, worry about and stress about every day. Every minute actually.
So, when I first met Miranda it was like a breath of fresh air. Someone out there got it. Someone out there understood me. Since meeting Miranda I have met so many other Melanoma warriors and made so many new friends. It makes me sad that I have met so many other warriors, but in a way it gives me great peace. Peace because I know, that no matter what, those Melanoma warriors have my back. They support me. They love me. And they are there for me. No matter what I can count on their prayers. They get it. They know that fear I feel.
Tonight, when you are saying your prayers, and thanking God for your life, please me sure to say a little prayer for Miranda, her husband, mother, and young son. They will forever have a hole in their heart.
Rest In Peace my sweet friend. You will forever be missed.