Thursday, November 29, 2012


I have been here in Washington about a month now. I left Grandpa home alone. He has been keeping himself busy entertaining some of the grand kids. Sure glad my children are keeping him fed as well as Marie Callendar.
Little Update:
Took dad to the day surgery center at Tacoma General where he had a PET scan. This will help determine what, if any, course of treatment is next . They are no longer draining his lung. It is full and he coughs a lot. He still has his right lung. No cancer there yet. Praying for peace he was an active man and can no longer do much. We will attempt a trip to Costco today for a Infrared Heater. The furnace went out the other morning and some of us are concerned about the use of so many electric heaters. When the furnace man was here he recommended an infrared heater. The part that broke on the furnace will be fixed on Friday and it is working. My dad thinks he is saving money by using the electric heaters. The price of oil heat is high and his old house had no insulation. I am not do sure what the savings are but he is happy so I am happy.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Just wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful and encouraging comments. I don't have Internet at my dads house but I do have my phone. I covet your prayers. The one thing that still amazes me is how people , who you might have not met physically , are so willing to help you with their prayers. I love you all and will remember all those who have asked me to pray. We will be heading to Cedar Pond for Thanksgiving , I know we will have a great time catching up with my brother and sister in law. Although lately she feels more like a sister to me. Thank you Kathy for all you do.

Monday, November 19, 2012


I am staying with my dad for a couple of months helping him adjust to losing my mom a couple of weeks ago. He has terminal cancer and may not be here much longer. Both my parents have accepted Jesus as their personal savior so I know they will be in Heaven. This time has been good. I feel we are so blessed to have so many grandchildren and great grandchildren . His memory and my mothers will live on . I grew up without grandparents and again feel so blessed that my grandchildren have had not only grandparents but great grandparent. Dad is longing to be with his wife. We just take one day at a time. God gets us through the hard parts. My prayer is he won't have to suffer to much. His cancer ( angiosarcoma) has spread to his lung. Over the last week breathing is difficult and coughing has become an irritation for him he finds hard to bear. He was a very active healthy man and doesn't like having to sit in a chair most of the day. I hope I am making a difference. I couldn't imagine having to be alone at this time. He has been an inspiration to me. I know God will take him home when he is ready. I feel so blessed I could spend this time with him. I love my dad!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


So glad to have children who love and support me. We buried my mother last Week. I could not ask for better children. We may have our differences but they really came through for me. Even though they were not able to see her they let their pain go and helped me through mine. I love you and your memory speech was a true reflection of what Grandma meant to all 3 of you.. I hope I can be that same kind of Grandma to all my grand kids.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Just wanted to say Thank you to all you comments and concerns. It will be a difficult week but I know God will help me through this. It helps to know some if you have gone through this already and are doing well. It takes time but time will heal . Thanks again you are all great.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


I will be gone for six weeks. My mother went to heaven this morning. I will be leaving for Washington tomorrow. It will be a difficult time. I will be back in the new year. My dad doesn't have Internet . Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Yeat!

Friday, November 2, 2012





There was so much excitement they could hardly eat their dinners. We all hurried and ate the chili , barely had time for a cinnamon roll or a bite of cornbread and we were off to see what the neighborhood had to offer 4 little trick or treaters who where having a hard time holding down their excitement. We had Dora and Boots ( sister and brother) We had Spiderman and itsy bitsy spider (brother and sister)

I will be leaving for Washington on Sunday November 11 to be with my mother who is not doing well. I will be helping my sisters to give her the 24 hour care that is needed now. We are trying to keep her at home as long as possible. My dad is losing more weight and will get a drainage tube for his lung. This will help his breathing. The cancer has not spread past the lung yet but his health is failing also. Malignant Angiosarcoma  is a rare cancer that spreads quickly. It typically spreads to the lungs and then the liver or lymph nodes or both. My prayer is that neither parent will have to suffer. It is difficult for my dad, in his condition, having to watch my mom fail and not be able to help.
 We appreciate your prayers.
Thank you all for your support.