A few days ago I got a private Facebook message from a new friend. I have exchanged a couple of messages with her back in March of this year, when she told me that she was a fellow renal cell cancer warrior. She checked on me and I asked about her, brother and sister in the battle. She is a regular reader of this blog. This latest message asked for my address. She said she wanted to send me a little something before we leave for Texas. We are leaving on Saturday for a Monday morning appointment with Dr. Lance Pagliaro at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
So I sent my address and thanked her for caring. What a nice thing. The envelope arrived today. The olive drab shirt plopped out onto my desk and when I unfolded it and read the message on the front this baby became my favorite T-shirt. What a wonderful world we live in today. I’ve never met her (she lives nearby). Yet she knows the walk I’m on, and she knows that a wounded spirit can be buoyed by such a thoughtful gift. Jennifer, consider me properly and perfectly buoyed!
I wanted to show off this shirt, but another purpose of this post is to test the performance of the blog’s email notification system, which is supposed to be fixed. I need it to be working well in advance of the news I’ll be getting beginning on Monday.