Monday, February 7, 2011

This Is Such An Ugly Unrelenting Disease

No visitors, please.

I am at a loss of what to write. This is so difficult and I sit here wondering how I can write something and sound positive. It is just not coming to me so this posting will be very short. Where I am today I have been here before with my mother. I somehow mustered the strength to tell Ron it was alright if he wants to give up. I understand because I love him so much.


  1. We are sending you love...and strength....

    All our love
    Donna and Eddy

  2. Dear Janice and Ron,
    I am in shock. I only found about this yesterday. I'm sorry for not being in the loop. I guess the few people we know in common thought I knew but I was away for a month when all this started for you and somehow I didn't get the news. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and sending my love.
    Anne McKinnell

  3. My friend Ron.

    If the ability to know someone was to be measured in minutes and in seconds, he would technically be a stranger to me.

    But his friendship surpassed that objective convention.

    Sometimes time isn't linear. Sometimes the exposure to an individual is an exponential and compounding experience.

    This is the only way I can define my friendship with Ron.

    I don't know all of his idiosyncrasies and nuances that might annoy the shit out of his spouse.

    But what I do know of was his capacity to surpass those petty traits and show his love to his family and friends.

    His compassion and integrity are qualities that are difficult to ignore.

    Many of you don't know who I am. In reality I'm just a random that met him accidentally. In essence, I was guilty by association.

    I send my love, my thoughts and my tears to you my dear friend.

    I don't know if I can adequately describe the grace in how you've lived your life during this most difficult journey.

    It is beyond my comprehension how you can be so healing to others with your presence and words while your own body betrays you.

    I will always cherish your kindness. your words, and your friendship.

    You have lived beautifully my friend.

    And, although it tears me apart to write these final words and with all my love that I can offer you, I wish you safe journeys.