My crew is home from school. It's Friday, so they're lounging around the coffee table, eating popcorn and watching Hannah Montana. "Look at LW dance!" they laugh, as she wiggles her behind to the theme song.
Today, another mother is in the hospital, with her 7 week old daughter, who was just diagnosed with cancer. She is shattered. She is dizzy with it all, and with trying to figure out how she and her husband will deal with this. Who will be with the older children. Dad's work.
And the baby. Their precious, darling baby. Who just became a little warrior.
I know all this, because her friend found my post about breastfeeding a baby with cancer and contacted me.
And in a twist, the friend is UU, too. And then, even though we're across the country from each other, she knows friends of mine.
Total strangers. Connected via the internet. Connected via cancer. The interdependent web.
Whatever your spiritual practice ... prayer, holding in your thoughts, sending energy ... please do it, tonight. For "Baby Darling." And her family and friends.