Some people say blood is thicker than water, others will tout that family is not about blood but those who are willing to hold your hand when you need it the most. I’m finding that I’m blessed to have both an amazing family who will always be there for me and a small group of people who are willing to stand by me no matter what. Unwavering support is a beautiful thing. Sometimes people really surprise you. Sometimes people you thought would always be there for you aren’t and people you never thought in a million years would be by your side step up. The outpouring of support I have received after my diagnosis has been truly staggering. It’s nice to feel so much positivity and prayers floating your way, particularly on those days when you can muster neither. People say that there is power in prayer. Perhaps. Though I have to say it feels pretty good to know that family, friends and complete strangers are thinking of you when they are communicating with their respective G-ds all around the country and the world. I don’t know if it’s helping, but it certainly can’t hurt.