Wednesday, January 13, 2010

inspired


Last week, a comment was left on my blog that really moved me. It linked to BrCa: Blog on Risk, Cancer and Anxiety (it's an excellent resource if you are interested in learing more about genetic testing and the genes that carry breast cancer).

It seems that the 29 year old woman who writes the blog has been reading mine for a long time. Last week was the first time that she left a comment and it was to tell me about a post she'd written about my blog, called Blogs that inspire me: Not Just About Cancer.

I was so touched by this post. And so pleased to learn that some of my writing has been helpful to others looking for answers.

I write to fill my own needs, of course but it does motivate me to keep going when I learn that I have been striking a chord with others.

7 comments:

SaraLouise said...

the title of your blog just made me well up and i cant wait to read more.
last yr my mam was diagnosed with a very very rare type of cancer affecting 1 in a million, and its blogs like yours that get us through, so thankyou , whole heartedly , and never think a letter you write is a waste , as there is always someone new and scared like us , that get some warmth from it

http://pmp-oneinamillion.blogspot.com/

Lene Andersen said...

Oh, dear. You got me to join. I suspect I might regret it... ;)

Lene Andersen said...

oh, crap. Left the comment on the wrong post. Lemme try that again.

And you strike a huge cord, for people who don't have cancer, too.

brca2blog said...

I don't doubt that there many more people out there inspired by your words! Some of them reading your book right now from the public library... good thing that there is another copy for me. :-)

Mom2Amara said...

Have always said you're an inspiration. Told you so.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer said...

You are truly an inspiration, Laurie. Thank you!

laurie said...

You are all so lovely and so kind.