November 1, 2010
RivkA’s funeral was late Saturday night. Here are two comments from Toddler Planet that I wanted to share with you.
I have never seen so many people attend the burial of a private person in Jerusalem. More than 1,000 people, men and women, of all ages, gathered together at 10 pm on a chilly Jerusalem night and paid their last respects to a young mom who really and truly inspired many of us to live more loving, more deliberate, more in-the-moment lives.
There were so many people at the funeral Andrea that many had to stand outside, listening to the loudspeakers. It was a night of so much love, and pain, and yes even laughter. RivkA would have wanted it that way, and I trust that even now she’s up there somewhere taking the place by storm. Here’s a link to the Jerusalem Post essay you mentioned, it’s a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman.
Condolences for the family can be left at RivkA’s blog, Coffee and Chemo, and you are of course invited to share any memories of her there or here.
October 30, 2010
Yesterday’s news was a blow for most, if not all, of us. Cancer has taken another mother away from her children and it hurts. I don’t know about the other writers here, but I’m guessing it shook them up just as it did me. Just like the others who are gone, every post or comment by her causes a hitch in my breath.
Shortly after I read the news about RivkA I received a message from Cindy’s sister. (I wrote about Cindy HERE.) It didn’t say much, but what it did say was huge. Only one lymph node out of 14 was cancerous.
While I mourn for RivkA’s family, I rejoice for Cindy’s. Her first battle with cancer was an extremely tough fight for her and this time might just be a little easier.
October 29, 2010
Our old friend RivkA has passed away. I would write lovely words here for her, but right now I am just so ANGRY that cancer has taken another good woman from the world.
In June 2009, RivkA gave a talk on Coping With Adversity; she recently asked that it be reposted on her blog and shared again with the world. In her honor, we encourage you to view the link and honor the memory of a woman who fought the good fight.
Please daven, pray, or whatever you do in your faith tradition for the memory of a good woman, and for the healing of her family.
November 12, 2009
I regreat that I will no longer be posting here.
Thank you for all your love and support.
If you would like to remain in touch, you are welcome to visit my personal blog:
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May we all have a full recovery and enjoy good health for many years to come.
All my love,