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

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mahalo "Luau Ladies!"

The big "Celebration of Life Luau" is coming together beautifully, and we are looking forward to seeing all of you on Feb. 24th! Big thanks to the special luau committee, aka the "Luau Ladies!" My sister in law Cindy has been a HUGE help organizing and working with the committee on everything from Hawaiian foods, to entertainment, and decorating. Annette, Sherry, Beverly, Melanie, Shellie and Cindy are all working together to make this event so memorable for my mom! Each lady is in touch with one of the organizations my mom is in, and all of these ladies are also donating their time and talents. Funerals are for honoring one's life, but having a celebration while you are alive, is sure a lot more fun. Isn't it ironic how we don't share with others how they have touched our lives until it is too late? That is exactly the reason my mom wanted to have this celebration on the 24th. My mom doesn't wait anymore to tell anyone how she feels. She says, "I love you" to so many people who have helped her in this journey, from clinicians to caregivers, and of course her family and friends. Although I sometimes feel embarassed, I also have come to realize, "Why wait?" So, thank you to all of the readers who have followed our story. Thank you for all your care, concern, and hope. We love you!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Hi Denise and Lorraine,
I absolutely concur with your thoughts on the Celebration of Life Luau. Tell those you love exactly how you feel and do it often. Life is too short to hold back. See you SOON! The luau is going to be a lot of FUN!