Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Today, I am in tears. My heart is heavy and my mind confused and frazzled. I don’t understand how something so terrible could happen to such a beautiful human-being. This is not someone I am terribly close with. But everything I know about her and have learnt over the past few years of knowing her confirms that she is one of those people that are perfect or appears to be. She’s got class, a warm heart, respect and kindness. She’s a good colleague, friend, worker and probably a good sister, daughter and wife. She has one of those killer smiles and personalities that make you want to smile just for interacting with her.

My not-so-close friend and colleague was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia. From her respond to my email earlier today, she mentioned she was feeling slightly better today after a long-few weeks. It’s probably due to completing her first round of chemo. I don’t know. I don’t know much about cancer or Leukaemia for that matter, except the few articles I read after hearing this horrifying news today. She’s supposed to begin another round of chemo in the near future. But I’ve been told, she may need a bone marrow transplant. Luckily, she has a sister, who we’re hoping will be a match. If not, a few of her really close friends, husband and even boss are going to be tested to try to see if they’re a match.

At this point, if her sister isn’t a match, even I would go and be tested. I mean, how could I not? She’s just that type of person, that you just want to do anything you can to help her get through this. I can’t help but cry. I mean, how? How could someone so nice end up with Leukaemia? It just doesn’t make sense! Never in my right mind would I have imagined something anything terrible happen to a person like her.

I wish I was closer to her; I’d be by her side and hold her hand and make her laugh and forget all of this is happening or ever happened. I’d tell her that this is a massive bump in the road but all of us people that care for her will guide her past this. I’d tell her that after all this is done we’d celebrate like crazy teenagers. I’d tell her…I don’t know. I don’t know what else I’d tell her, except that she is an amazing person, doesn’t deserve this and she’s always in my prayers.

I’ve never had someone close/not-so-close to me diagnosed with cancer. I have but I wasn’t aware of it until it was all over. But this is happening now; which may be why I’m so emotional.

Please pray for my friend. Please send her blessings and duas, as am I.

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