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It’s been a long time since I’ve written in my blog.  After a long break, I’m soooo glad to be back.  So much has happened in the past two years that I’ve been gone that I don’t have documented.  Anyway, until I can get back into the groove of writing, I’m going to use ideas from The Daily Post.

Today’s prompt is “Someday”.

Today I got some news that my first real boss and co-worker of several years was diagnosed with cancer that was quickly spreading.  I haven’t talked to her recently but she has been on my mind all day.  I’ve had to keep myself from getting choked up all day because that news just broke my heart.  Maybe it’s because she has been the first one that I’ve personally known to struggle with cancer since my nephew passed away from it.  Ever since his battle, cancer has invoked such a strong emotion within me…such a heavy sadness and such a powerless, helpless feeling that you know you can’t do anything about.  I wish I could do something to change the circumstance but it’s out of my hands.  After riding the train to work today (and this being on my mind the whole way), I ride the escalator up to my floor and right there in the main area the Red Cross is setting up a blood drive for the day.  It was like God was telling me, “You may not can help like you wish you could, but giving blood is something that helps, too”.  So, I told myself I would go down on my lunch break and give blood.  And I did.  Someday” I would like to figure out why this keeps happening to good people and why their families and friends have to watch them suffer.  “Someday” there will be a cure for cancer.