Sunday, April 2, 2017

NEWS ABOUT A FELLOW BLOGGER AND FRIEND....

Dear Friends,


It saddens me to write this to all of you, but our dear friend and fellow blogger, Melissa Bradley has entered hospice care.

As many of you know, Melissa has been battling with cancer for the past several years. I spoke with her today and I asked if she'd like me to write to all of you.

This is the hardest post I have ever had to write. Please send prayers and love her way. Leave comments. Contact her directly if you can on Facebook. She will try to be on Facebook at some point, but she is weak and in pain.

We all have lost loved one to this dreaded disease, me included, and I know the power of prayer in helping to relieve the pain and suffering...even just a little.

Melissa has always brought so much laughter into my life and to the life of others. Her spunky spirit and zest for life will never be gone. It will live on through our memories.

I hope and pray for a miracle, that this disease melts away, and Melissa will once again be laughing with us. She has, and always will have, a special place in my heart, and her spirit will always be part of me.

I LOVE you Melissa. Please stay here with us.

Thank you, everyone...


23 comments:

  1. Thank you Alex, Denise, and Jemi.... but I had to delete the other post because the formatting was out and I couldn't fix it...

    Thanks for you comments!!!!!!!

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  2. I don't know Melissa, but am so sad for her family and her as she battles this last stage of her disease. I lost my sister to cancer too. My prayers are with her and her family.

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  3. I only know Melissa through blogging, but I am always struck by her humor and strength. I will pray that the Father grant her relief, restful sleep, and deep healing. Cancer is a scourge in our land and among our friends. :-(

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    1. Thank you, Roland.... you are no stranger to this horrible disease. With all the strives in healthcare, one would think there would be a cure BY NOW....

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  4. Here's hoping Melissa will have an easier time of it in hospice care. Sending healing energies her way. I do remember Melissa and her blogging posts. Thanks for letting us know Michael, you're a great friend to help support her is such a tough fight.

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  5. Oh, that is so sad. Be there for her when you can, Michael. She needs a friend right now.

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    1. Thanks, L. Diane.... Sadly I am still here in Orlando and will be until the first week of May. I hope she'll be around when I get back. Sigh.

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  6. Melsy is one of my fave humans ever! We are sending her all possible love and positive energy! Stay strong, Melsy, we all know you are a kickass fighter

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  7. My heart and prayers are with her. This is indeed a sad post. I'm sending positive energy her way too.

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  8. My heart and prayers for Melissa. I have no words but my thoughts will be with her.

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  9. Very sad to hear the news, Michael. I've followed Melissa's battle since she started posting about it, and I was so hopeful she'd win.

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  10. Offering my prayers and blessing to Melissa and her family.

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  11. I saw her FB post. So sad. How thoughtful of you to keep her spirits up. She is in my thoughts.

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  12. Thank you. My prayers are always with Melissa and I will continue to pray for that miracle you mentioned.

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  13. Dear Michael - thank you for letting us know about Melissa - from your posts she sounds like one wonderful lady .. my thoughts to her and to her family ... may she be at ease - all the best to one and all ... Hilary

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  14. It's so terrible to hear about Melissa. Many many prayers go her way.

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear this. I've been largely out of the blogger loop for a while but remember Melissa's early journey. Please pass on my best to her. Sending hugs.

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  16. Much love to Melissa. I saw your post on Facebook and have been thinking about her, sending a few short prayers. Sometimes that's the best we can do, eh?

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  17. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with Melissa's family {{hugs}}

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