The Joy of a New Friend and a New Book

I just heard Karen Ingalls, author of Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir, speak at Barnes & Noble in Rochester, MN. Karen had a good crowd and a meaningful message. An RN with a Master's degree in human development, Karen is informed, practical and has a gentle spirit. During her half-hour presentation she cited the symptoms of ovarian cancer (which are often missed) and the self-care tips that worked for her. I feel a kindship with Karen, who doesn't know why she got ovarian cancer, but feels her new mission is to educate others about it. Just like Karen, I don't know why I lost four family members in 2007 and feel my new mission is to write grief resources and offer people hope. So we are two authors with a new mission and a new friendship. What a blessing!