Heart Broken

This is not poetry. This is not fiction.

When people have cancer they often build a small community with friends, who are often going through the same. Even if the cancer is different they share stories, bonding in special ways.

My wife and I are heart broken today after just receiving news our neighbor has passed away. She died late last night. We’ve known them for a long time and my wife and C. were good friends. They often talked, and during the pandemic talked to each other from across the street.

Years ago they even watched our children several times when my wife was rushed to the hospital regarding complications from her cancer. My wife almost died, was in ICU, her kidneys were shutting down. She had several heart attacks etc.C.’s family went through this with us.

C. was only in her 40’s, and was a woman of faith, a wife and mother. I think the youngest child is only 7 years old. How do you explain dying to a young child?

C. had been struggling for the past few weeks. Knowing what could happen doesn’t make it any easier though.

I ask that you send prayers their way. That God would comfort them. Yes, positive thoughts are welcomed too.

I’m really grieving today, and will be off line for a day or so. Eventually I will answer your messages.


P.S. People who fight cancer are the bravest people on the face of the earth. They are more than survivors. They are warriors, the finest and bravest God has ever made.

Writing Copyright © 2021 rivers renewed

54 thoughts on “Heart Broken

  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. We cannot understand the path life takes us on but we must know that we are not alone. I will pray for her. I will pray for her children and I will pray for you.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. If you ever want to share stories about your neighbor, I’m here to listen. When I’ve lost loved ones and people close to me, I’ve found that sharing memories has helped me heal. ❤️

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss dear Nico, sending light and prayers to you and your neighbour’s family and friends 💞💜💞🙏

    1. Thank you so much. We’ve known them a long time, and the fact that it was cancer made it more difficult. Peace Takami and wonderful blessings to you and yours.

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