Wednesday, February 18, 2009

It's a "Life's Funny Like That" Party!

Debby's final chemo session will be tomorrow. Yee haw! I know you're looking forward to getting back to a more normal routine, Debby. Enjoy your new beginning, but . . .

Don't forget to give yourself some down time!

Our friend from across the planet, Bush Babe, came up with the idea of throwing a virtual party to celebrate the completion of Debby's chemo treatments. Since Bush Babe's blog is serving as party central for this shindig, please stop by and leave a comment. Thanks, BB.

I discovered Debby's blog early last year, and I quickly found myself drawn to her writing and her takes on life. She could be touching, and she could be howling funny. But then, things took a dramatic turn for Debby in September of last year: she learned she had breast cancer.

I was sticken by the news. I found myself hoping that Debby would prevail in her battle, and that someday we'd see her blogging regularly again. But a "funny" thing happened. Debby never stopped. She kept writing. She kept sharing her life. She shared her lows, she shared her hopes, and she managed to keep a grip on her sense of humor. She continued to show us that she's a remarkable writer. She shared her journey with us, and I for one feel the richer for it.

Thank you Debby, and God bless you.


Debby said...

Oh, Hal! Thank you so much. I was so surprised when I saw what BB had set up. This is really touching, and I feel like bawling. Thank you. What a send off!

PS That dog in the first picture? He looks exactly like I feel!

Bush Babe said...

THanks Hal... you are a gem!!
Take no notice of Deb and her threats to cry (it's her party after all... isn't there a song?)... we're gonna make her smile if it kills us!!!


MarionL said...

I'm glad I saw that Hal had a new post and read this. How cool to have a virtual "end of chemo" celebration party complete with dancing animals!

Debbie, you're a brave, courageous woman and Hal, you da man! XOXO

jeanie said...

Hey - how did our Eddie get over there to stretch on your lounge?

Enjoying the party.

Donna said...

Woo hoo!! So long chemo ... Debby you're a true inspiration.


Pam said...

I'm likin' this party, Hal! Debby, I've got a Margarita ready for you!!

A Novel Woman said...

Hi Hal!

Looks like the party is in full swing over here. When does the dog put on the lampshade?

Pam AKA A Novel Woman

Algernon said...

It's a sweet idea for a great occasion!

I might be alone on one thing though. That first dog photo is a little disturbing to me and I don't know why.

MuseSwings said...

What a wonderful post for Debby! Have a glass of the bubbly and celebrate the day!

Debby said...

Algernon - dogs that can't control their liquor intake are always disturbing.

Jeanie - you cat has a passport. You didn't know?