Thursday, June 22, 2006
She's so tiny. I'm so . . . well.
I had the great joy of meeting Tammy, our Daily Warrior, face to face today. Many of you know Tammy via her blog and I am fortunate to live only about 90 minutes from her. We met for lunch at Applebee's in Sonora and enjoyed salads, conversations, memories of our children, hopes for our futures and the always present but strongly fought enemy, ALS.
This tiny woman has, I think, a will of iron and a smile and heart as big as the world. She does not possess a scrap of self-pity. Sharing this time with her inspired me to live up to my promise I made to myself yesterday to eat nothing that is white. No, I didn't mention this to you today, Tammy, but the contrast of we two in the picture makes me sadder for me than I could ever feel for you. Like you said over lunch, "I have a great love, children, a beautiful home, a grandchild. What else could I what"? What else, indeed.
Posted by Annie Jeffries at 3:56 PM