To me the best part of TwilightMOMS is the friendships I have made. Don’t get me wrong, I love the discussions, the gushing, the interviews but it also so much more than that. It is the beautiful women that I have come to know and love. Some of these women I have had the opportunity to meet, some I haven’t but there is a connection there that goes beyond Twilight.
As a member of the site from almost the very beginning I’ve had the opportunity to watch those friendships grow between other people as well. It’s been beautiful to watch these bonds develop. Quite a bit of the time they are people that live in the same geographic region, simply because they can get together more often so that bond becomes more solidified. Pictures of TwilightMOMS gatherings fill me with joy- it’s one of my favorite forums on the whole site.
So it fills me with sadness when I learn of one of these beautiful women that I’ve watched develop friendships and seen pictures of at gatherings is ill. Shari (LadyPhoenix4) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Shari is one of our Chicago TwilightMOMS. I haven’t had the opportunity to meet her but from what I’ve read from her and about her she is an amazing woman. I’m going to share with you something that Lisa (bluestem) one of her fellow Chi-Wi MOMS (as they’ve dubbed themselves) had to say-
We as a group believe in this group; and we believe that there is enough spiritual power here for there to be a change in universal energy for Shari’s health.Shari has been a tremendous influence on us through her dedication to “Team Carlisle”. Shari has led us through the rigors of personal challenge in varying aspects of our beings, ranging from dietary, philosophical, generational, fiscal, physical or cultural adjustments. The motto is based on the character of Carlisle Cullen: “Like everything in life,
I just had to decide what to do with what I was given”
For a party we held on “Bella’s birthday” Shari and her family opened up their house to us and hosted 40 Twilight Moms for a big party. We are looking forward to re-grouping for the movie premiere and are deeply disappointed that Shari may not be able to be fit to join us at that time. Beyond that, though, we are concerned for Shari being able to share her life with her children and husband and friends through this setback.
We are simply asking now for the thoughts, prayers and dedications of every TMom who reads this on Shari’s behalf.
Wow! Even if you’ve never interacted with Shari, by reading that you can tell what a special woman she is.
So, what’s the point of this post? We are asking for you, no matter what your beliefs, to take a moment and think of Shari and her family. We are asking for positive thoughts, prayers, dedications, fasts, whatever you want to do, in behalf of Shari and her family. We are a board of 16,000 members- think of the power behind that.
We have a thread set up for Shari in our Life and Family section HERE. Please stop by and let her know you’re thinking about her.