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

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

California Update

Hello from Red Bluff! We made it home and my mom is SO happy to be here! As much as she loved being in Colorado, the saying is true that "there's no place like home!" We had forgotten just how beautiful California is. The hills and pastures are so green this time of year, and the last two days it was in the high 60's so we enjoyed "sunbathing" on my mom's lawn. Her 4 acre property has lush green hills and all the trees are starting to bud. My friend Kim brought us oranges from her tree, and we appreciated how much fresh citrus is a luxury we have missed.

My mom has enjoyed getting reaquainted with everyone, and is already off to "Bunco" this afternoon. We met with the accountant this morning and have appointments with the attorney, banker, doctor's, home health, etc...so it will be a busy week getting everything organzied.


Kyle was able to spend a few days in Dubin with his buddy Tom, and the kids are enjoying having time with "Grandma Billie and Papa Ron" at Tom's folks place. Ashlyn loved having Papa take her for a ride on his new golf cart, and she has been able to spend time with her Aunt Shellie which has been great. Ashlyn and Shellie are kindred spirits with their identical shades of red hair, and when people see them together, everyone thinks that Shellie should be Ashlyn's mother!

I am not able to post photos from my mom's computer, so that will have to wait another week. What a shame as there are so many pretty sites to show you from Mt. Lassen to Mt. Shasta on a sunny day. We thank each of you from Colorado to California for all your help during this first phase of my mom's cancer journey. It has certainly made this transition as smooth as possible, and we thank you!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Denise for being so good keeping us all up on your mother (Lorraine).

Glad you are all back in Red Bluff safe.....Sound like you are going to have a busy week.......Looking forward to meeting you Sunday....

Lorraine we have all missed you. If you all are in town Thursday stop by the basement at church during coffee time....10:00 AM.

Take care, don't ware yourselves out...

Beverly :-)

sallyhulseman said...

Welcome back! We are all looking forward to Sunday's celebration and some time with all of you. Thank you so much for the updates and your time to think of all of us who have been keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts. Sally H.

mrsj04 said...

Denise,
I had hoped to try to come to your mom's celebration and wish you and her well, but my grandfather is ill and I'll be heading to L.A. while I can still fly...My thoughts are with you both for a wonderful day of memories to cherish!!
Bridgette :-)