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"Oh, and your dad has cancer."

by Believe on July 30, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Dear Mom,

The last time your neighbor cut part of your grass instead of staying on their property we discussed it for 45 minutes.

I know every illness of every one of your church members.

And we discussed the fact that the birds were attacking the fig tree for a good half hour.

You began the conversation with a discussion of the artwork in the doctor's office. And then we discussed the change in nursing uniforms for long enough for me to need a bathroom break.

So why is it that you end our conversation with "oh, and your dad has cancer"?

Your daughter


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