In the last few weeks, three friends have requested help with someone they love going through treatment for cancer.  I offered my book Breast Strokes: Two Friends Journal through the Unexpected Gifts of Cancer.  Today when I received thanks from one of the women, I opened the book for myself.  

I opened to an experience I shared with my three year old friend Zach.  He was running around with his arms out proclaiming, “I’m an airplane.”  When he came to a speed bump painted white, he flew over it and said, “Look at that cloud!

I smile at the image, and feel my arms float up and out.  “Look at that cloud!”  

Another little boy – 14 months old –

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