Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Heading Home and ...

Hi.  It's Frank again.  Wanted to address two things in today's post.

"Heading Home"

First, and most important, I just spoke with Nicole, and I'm happy to report that she will be heading home later this afternoon.  She said she is sore, but the pain is manageable.  She is in good spirits and very thankful for all the love, prayers and support she has received over the past 36 hours.  (And, yes, she is back on her Blackberry and checking Facebook so if you send her a note, she will see it today.)   :o)

"Man of Science, Man of Faith"

As many of you know, Nicole is a big fan of LOST.  This title of the first episode of the show's second season kept popping into my head yesterday.  

In the case of LOST, the title spoke to the constant struggle between science and faith.  Internally, Jack struggled with the dichotomy of the two, while externally, he and Locke individually personified the often-clashing concepts.

But when it comes to Nicole's fight against cancer, we will need the two to be harmonious partners.  Yesterday, they were just that.  Two highly-skilled surgeons meticulously and delicately removed the darkness from Nicole's body, while numerous friends and family members showered her with the soothing comfort of healing light.  The "Women of Science" did their part with a scalpel; the "Men & Women of Faith" did theirs with a prayer. 

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It has been an honor filling in for my sister these past two days.  I look forward to her first post-surgery post in the coming days.  And I know all of you do too.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Frank-

    It is absolutely wonderful that Nicole has done so well with her surgery, and that she is now home......I am thrilled that so far, she has defeated the cancer, and I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that she will continue to beat that beast. It is such an honor, and a privilege, to know your sister, and to have her as such a wonderful friend. She has such a caring and compassionate heart, and the most gentle soul. She deserves nothing but the very best. I am also honored and privileged to be a part of Team Nicole. Being a part of such a wonderful team, for someone who has so many people praying for her, and rallying around her, is such an honor. I am also happy that you have kept us so very well informed these last two days. Thank you for doing that for her, and for those who care about her. In October, there's going to be a cancer walk at Great Adventure, and my sister and I are going to be walking, in honor of your sister. I would like to be able to send Nicole a greeting card, to let her know I am thinking of her-but I don't have her home address. Maybe I'll just send her something on Facebook instead. :) I know this is long, but I just wanted you to know that all of my love, thoughts, and prayers, and strength, continue to be with Nicole, and your family. Chrissy

    PS-Nicole-so proud of you!!!!!! Take care girlie!!!!! :)