As a lot of you may know, Barbara at Winos and Foodies is coping with another round of chemo.
I can only imagine how gut-wrenching it must be for her to learn she's still dealing with cancer. She gets well, then she needs a little more fine-tuning. Gets well, then another trip to the pit stop.
Right now, I'm hoping she's in the shop for her last and best tuneup.
Let's get that motor purring again, Barbara.
This weekend, Ilva and Bron organized a virtual group hug for Barbara, and as you cruise around the blogs, you may encounter many well-wishers extending their love to this friend most of us have never met in person. I count myself as one.
I'm certain there are other bloggers who haven't gone public with their illnesses, or the illnesses of their close loved ones. Some of us just don't have what it takes to ask for a hug (not that Barbara ever asked for one; she was merely fearless enough to be honest about her situation).
And then, some of us have asked for much more than a hug. I'm good for a hug, but I feel uncomfortable being dunned for a contribution by my fellow bloggers. It's cancer. A lot of people get it. We deal with it. Sometimes the outcome is good; sometimes it's very, very sad. It's never easy.
Barbara has been a sterling example of the bright, brave, bewildered folks who weather this storm. We could all learn from her.
I wish you the best, Barbara.
I love you.