Happy Friday 13th!

Today was Friday the 13th.
A day which is synonymous with bad luck.
The superstitious among us,
believe we will have a day filled with disaster.

A friend of mine began the day badly,
as she had the misfortune,
of running out of diesel.
As I went to her aid,photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kittymghee/6689268635/">Jeni Rodger</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
I thought there might be something,
in this superstition after all.

Then at 10 am Irish time,
my friend received a phone call,
which provided very clear evidence,
that this superstition is nonsense.

This call was from her sister,
a close friend of mine.
She is in Dublin with her young son,
who at Christmas aged thirteen,
was diagnosed with leukemia.

He has been recovering now,
for almost nine weeks,
from a bone marrow transplant.

Today we got word,
that against all expectations,
the tide has turned.
Whilst from the very start,
our young friends bone marrow,
has proved to be a perfect match,
he has battled many other complications.

Today we heard that all has changed overnight.
He is clear from leukemia,
His transplant has been a 100% success.
His other complications look to be resolving.
It is now a very real possibility,
that in a few more weeks,
my friend will for the first time in nine weeks,
have all four of her children home together.
Her house will once again be full.
This nightmare will be near it’s end.

As if that was not enough good news,
I have more.photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyberslayer/3717676278/">Cyberslayer</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a
I received some scratch cards as a present,
and yahoo I won €29.

I know that is not a lot,
but honestly I could not feel any happier tonight,
if in fact I had won the lottery.
Health is indeed wealth.

I am mindful of the fact that he is not home yet,
but good news is good news,
so feck it I’m celebrating.

So where ever you are
Happy happy Friday 13th!

photo credit: Jeni Rodger via photopin cc
photo credit: Cyberslayer via photopin cc</a

29 thoughts on “Happy Friday 13th!

  1. That’s really superstitious! Here, we don’t believe that something wrong will happen during this Friday 13th! People have to get rid off this old concept. Something bad can happen, but it doesn’t have anything to see with that date. If formerly there was an awful event that happened, it was the past. Nowadays, we should thank the God of the universe for keeping you alive. Even though you are facing bad times, God is always there by your side. My point of view about Friday 13 is more vital and stronger than any other people’s conception. On the contrary, we have to look to God when something wrong happens, not to the effect of the situation. The two numbers 1 & 3 are so powerful. We don’t imagine that. 1 = One God in 3 persons give you the date 13. That means God has control on everything that is happening in this world. Please, fear not!

    1. I think it is an old roman superstition. Friday was the unluckiest day of the week and 13 the unluckiest number so together they spelled disaster. I could be wrong though.

  2. Fantastic news. Health is everything, as a type 1 diabetic I can say that with confidence and from experience. Great news on this sunny September morning.

  3. Congrats! Having never been much of a superstitious person anyway, I didn’t even know it was Friday the 13th yesterday. Glad I didn’t! Just don’t put alot of stock in those types of things…horoscopes, although I like to read them, don’t believe a word they say. Love those little Chinese ones too…but don’t buy any of it. Now, I admit that sometimes numerology type deals sometimes really amaze me – Check out Kabalarians.com It’s pretty cool. Just happy for you in the most sincere way…(by the way, we lost a cousin yesterday), maybe there is something to Friday the 13th – NADA!

    1. Thanks a mil for celebrating out happiness with us. Sympathies on the death of your cousin. I agree Friday the 13th is just another day, lucky for some not for others. I will check out Kablrarians.com

  4. I think I have used up all my ‘bad’ Friday, the 13ths. Six years ago this past July, I was diagnosed with MS, a 9mm aneurysm on my right inner carotid artery, and hypercalcemia, which turned out to be due to hyperparathyroidism. This resulted in brain surgery within the next two months, and exploratory surgery in my throat, to determine that my parathyroid glands were bad (there are 4), and had 3 1/2 of them removed. Since then, mine have passed without incident, neither good nor bad.

    1. Oh wow, life really gave you lots of challenges! i am glad you have been given a bit of a breather. Friday 13th really is nonsense when you read all that happened to you. And not to forget what a great day it was for us.

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