I know that October won´t be easy.
One year ago, my friend Hoa lost her fight to cancer. I also had that same thought, and the pain of separation and loss. I thought of the life she could have had, of her pain and illness. I even felt inadequate, and empty.
Only until recently I had the courage to open and read her blog again. And cried, and understood something more meaningful. If she were here, Hoa would inspire me to live for tomorrow with dream and passion. She would tell me that although she had gone, it is not the end. I used to think Hoa lost her battle to cancer. But she did not. We are all heading to that inevitable end. She simple finished her task here a bit sooner than me. And she did it, lived her life in style until the end, with so much courage and passion.
Today is her birthday. Happy birthday, Hoa!
These cookies are great to share around. Perhaps they are not fit for special occasions and such, but why can´t we celebrate the simple things in life every day?