When Laura was told last week that she wouldn’t be going home again and only had days or at most a week or so to live, she said calmly, ‘I’m relieved. I don’t need to fight any more.’ I wasn’t so calm. Together we have cried a river of tears about being parted. And I still howl when I am home alone or just standing in line at the grocery store.
We’ve been reading the amazing tributes pouring in on the blog and Laura has been moved to laughter and tears and greatly comforted by how many lives she has touched. She is a modern George Bailey (the character in It’s a Wonderful Life). In her 59 years in New York she has gladdened so many lives and now via this blog (which is read in 48 countries around the world), she is reaching out further than either of us could ever have imagined.