The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Monday, January 7, 2008

3 Generations of Teachers?

Last night Ashlyn and I stopped by the hospital so my mom could see Ashlyn in her fancy "glamour" outfit for the big, "Girl Scout Cookie Kick Off Rally" later that evening. While we were there, Ashlyn helped my mom complete a puzzle that the occupational therapist suggested she work on to challenge that "brain power" the tumor had affected. Ashlyn very patiently suggested, "Now Grandma, do you think that piece goes there? Try look at the setting, is this correct? Don't give up, keep trying!" Ever so patiently, Ashlyn and Grandma completed the puzzle. We then came to the realization, that we could very well have another teacher in the family!


Kim said...

You did a very lovely job, Miss Kofford! Good for you! And who knows? Maybe the teaching bug has bitten you already, sweetie! Now wouldn't that be something!

Kim said...


You know what I just noticed? In looking at the pictures again, Kyle and your mom look a lot alike! The two new ones of your mom, and then if you look at Kyle just to the left, there is definitely a family resemblance!
Love, Kim

Anonymous said...

Hi All!!
Wow Ashlyn, you sure look beautiful!! I was so excited to see you all gussied up! I bet you had a GREAT time, huh? Are you selling Girl Scout Cookies now? Sign me up if you are!! (I'll take 2 a box of those mint ones and one of the peanut butter ones. Let me know how much I owe you!) So good to hear from you all today. I am very impressed that the Dr. would join a patient's family for a meal. That was really special.. like you all are!! You have some great doctors there... uh, and some really cute ones too! No wonder Lorraine has such a great attitude! kee hee... Tell Kyle that I want a Wii now!!! How's Tom's cold? Thinking of everyone there in Longmont. My love and best to all of you.