Hello again I am continuing talking about the movie “Five” that is a Lifetime movie directed by 5 fabulous women. If you read my last entry I was talking about how a little girl named Pearl in 1969 was affected by the loss of her mother to breast cancer.
The next short film was “Mia” this followed a woman who was given the stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis. It showed a different perspective, one of a woman who thought her only future was a certain death. She lived and traveled like there was no tomorrow because like many woman facing stage 4 breast cancer there is not guarantee of a tomorrow. She drank expensive champagne, traveled to all the places she wanted to go. Her husband could not live with her cancer diagnosis and left her. Now you may think that never happens you would be wrong. It is sad but true sometimes when a spouse gets the terminal diagnosis the other spouse forgets the part of the wedding vows that include “in sickness and in health”.
When Mia was dealing with her own mortality she hosted her own “funeral”. She did something so many people would like to do by attending her own funeral and heard the kind words that were said over the empty coffin. Then she did something wonderful that I can only imagine would be so incredibly freeing; she called out her “best friend” for 20 plus years who disappeared when she got the cancer diagnosis.
With me I did not have my best friends back away, they were there for me. I did however have friends or people who I thought were our friends from church disappear. This was extremely shocking to us because first isn’t that when friends should be there the most? Also to have our church friends back away when we could have used the support the most was really upsetting to me.
The story followed Mia through facing her mortality to finding new love.
If you have not seen the movie “Five” on Lifetime just click here to watch it online.