But then in July, she came down with Mono (or so she thought, keep reading). I've never had Mono but I know how lingering and long-lasting it could be. Even though it was still a month before our proposed trip, I knew the trip was in jeopardy.
From then on, due to her illness, the texting became less frequent as she would just sleep all day because she was feeling so fatigued. I worried a lot about her but she still texted me every few days and seemed in relatively good spirits.
A couple of nights ago however, I received some terrible news. She doesn't have Mono. She has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. When I heard the news, I was so scared and I started crying for a bit. Now I wish she just had Mono.
I have faith that she will get through it. She is a very strong willed girl. And even after she gave me the bad news, she was still in a good mood. She was even popping some jokes. It's refreshing to see that she still has her sense of humor and keeps things in perspective. She will need that to get through this trying time.
I will continue to pray for her every day and we still hope to see each other one day when she gets better.