Sunday, May 14, 2006

Her name was Jessica

She never got to be a mother.

Instead, after unsuccessfully undergoing infertility treatment, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She shared her uniquely witty and intelligent voice with the blogging world in the aptly titled Cancer, baby.

I don't remember how I stumbled upon Cancer, baby, but I have been keeping up with it for some time now. When "Cancerbaby", as she was known to her fans, went silent in December, I knew that something bad was happening. And I suspect, so did the hundreds and hundreds of well-wishers who expressed their anxiety and hopes through their comments on CB's blog in the past several months.

Jessica died on Friday. I didn't know her except through reading her blog. But her words touched me and inspired me as a person, a writer and a mother. Like I said, she never got to be a mother. And she truly wished to be. For this I am so sorry. In honor of her memory, on this Mother's Day, I will observe a day of blogging silence.



ciodude said...

May she rest in peace. May her friends and family find solice in the thought that she is in a better place, at peace.

samasthiti said...

I have read her blog off and on.
Such a beautifully written, funny blog.
So sad.

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