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

Friday, January 18, 2008

A message from Lorraine!

Greeetings and Aloha from Lorraine attempting to join in on the BLOG. I’m so fascinated with this concept and am grateful that Denise had it all in place before all this with my health came down. I feel so blessed hearing from so many of you and keeping up with everything through this technology. My 67th birthday on January 15th was awesome and it was wonderful getting all your e-mails,phone calls, flowers, thoughts, prayers, and incredible birthday cards (there were close to 40 cards and they ALL came on the 15th!) I feel so loved and so appreciate each and every one of you. Denise and family really spoiled me on my day beginning with having the upstairs area all decorated. They even had a boa for me to wear, OOH LA LA! I’m sure you saw that on the BLOG. Denise prepared a delicious meal (Grandma Johnson's Sausage Rice Casserole with a JELLO salad and Hawaiian sweet rolls. Some ono! (Hawaiian for good food!)

You should see my space—I have the basement all to myself with all the amenities and I’ve taken over! I am one busy lady and you should see our Daily Planner. I’m getting Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. Of course that makes Denise even busier taking on all these roles. Isn’t she amazing, wonderful? --she’s THE BEST! I love you Denise..She is juggling so many schedules and one hard thing is that every time you check something off there are 3-4 more things to do. You should see the area she has set up for my medications (about 2 ft across for all the containers and times, and that’s just between 6 pm and 11pm. We go to the Hope Cancer Center for radiation 5 days a week too. I must go for now, but I will stay in touch!

Love,
Lorraine

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lorraine,
I enjoyed your first post. It's great to hear from you. This is my first experience with a blog too. It sure is a wonderful way to keep in touch. I'm glad you had a lovely birthday. It sounds like your schedule is hectic. I'm looking forward to seeing you next month.
Susie

Kim said...

What a wonderful letter, Lorraine! You sound terrific! Love the pic of you getting a manicure! Can't wait for the luau. Will be there with bells on! Denise, you just let me know whatever I can do for you from this end!!
love, kim l.

mrsj04 said...

Lorraine and Denise,
You are both such inspiring women, beautiful inside and out. You are both an inspiration!
Love,
Bridgette Jakubowicz