I will have you and your friend in my prayers. It is always hard to accept other people's illnesses. We are helpless in some ways, not in control and at a loss of words even for those that we are closest.
You are being a good friend. Stay by her side and try to be as normal as possible. You haven't lost her yet. The Lord is truly with all of you and He is listening always. Lean on Him.
Please continue to come to us for the support you need. Like you said:
You are truly blessed to have such a friend. Twice, I trusted women with my secrets and thought they were safe with them. You truly know what it is to be cherished by a girlfriend for a long time. I wish I had had that instead of being so badly abandoned by these two women at tough times in my life. You are truly blessed. I'm so sorry you are facing this loss. I wish my shoulder was there for you to lean on. Please accept my prayers and thoughts.
I don't know what else to say. I don't have magic words for you, just this......She's extremely fortunate too, to have you.
I am so sorry about your dear friend. I dont have any words that can make this less painful for you. Just know that your friend and her family and especially you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Could you let us know her first name ?
Please keep us posted on how things are going. You are a GREAT friend. It is amazing how many so called "friends" desert you when it gets bad....
I love you Julie. Hugs for you and Hannah
I want to thank you all so much for your responses. You have NO idea how much they mean to me. It is just such an awful situation and I appreciate all your thoughts & prayers -- for her & for me.
I wish you all health & happiness!
Julie (& Hannah, who appreciated her hugs!)