Best Friends Forever
I met Sherry about seven years ago while our daughters were taking dance. We met while sewing props for the annual Nutcracker and it was an instant bond from the beginning-you know how sometime you are lucky to find someone who is everything you would want in a friend-that was Sherry. Sherry had recently recovered from breast cancer and seemed to be doing well, but right after meeting her, she had to deal with a brain tumor. You might think that would have brought her down, but not Sherry. She had a very strong faith in Jesus Christ and shared this faith and belief with anyone she met. Our friendship grew and nothing was more special than having lunch with Sherry or spending time together selling concessions for the dance company shows our daughters belonged to. Sherry dealt with her brain tumor in a courageous way and although she was going through chemo and radiation, she remained strong in faith. She was always interested in my life and if you told Sherry something in confidence, you knew she would keep it to herself and also always remember what problems were going on in your life. She kept a prayer book and always prayed for whatever strife you were dealing with although she was dealing with so much more. Over the years, we got closer and closer and I felt privileged that she was my best friend. Her brain tumors growth were slowed down and shrunk and it seemed Sherry was going to be okay, but about two years ago the cancer had started back in her lungs and liver. Unfortunately the liver cancer was the final straw. Sherry fought it with all her strength, but died on March 31st of this year. I still miss so much about her and find myself in tears many a day thinking about her. I shared a friendship with her that if I am really fortunate I will find again. If not, that will be okay too-I feel honored that she was a part of my life.