Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Report Card

"I can't believe all these people who have just come out of the woodwork to help us!" This coming from a young mom with breast cancer.

"Well," I said, "Getting a cancer diagnosis is like getting a report card on how you've treated people, on what kind of person you've been all these years. So it sounds like you and your husband are getting straight A's."

She smiled and then asked, "But what about the people who seemed like our friends and now suddenly aren't there?"

I just hate it when one of my brilliant analogies falls apart.

1 comment:

Susan Pelton said...

Your analogy still holds, Debra!

Her friends' behavior is a mark on their own report cards, not on hers.