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

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Round two...Valentine Crafts

Here she is busy at mom has made 30 Valentine goodies for the Women's Guild back in California and we got those mailed off today. She is on round two for another organization, so be watching the mail "Crafty Ladies" in Red Bluff.

Right after radiation today we drove to Loveland where my mom met up with a classmate of hers from Puuenene School in Maui. She and her friend Beverly had been keeping in touch for 60 years! We met at "Cracker Barrel" for a nice lunch and the ladies had fun reminiscing about stories from long ago. Of course my favorite is how the school children in Hawaii did not have to wear shoes to school! There is a cute picture of all the little girls lined up in their fancy dresses with bare legs and bare feet!

The radiation oncologist is beginning to taper down the radiation dosage since my mom is almost down to her last week! The end is in sight! Tomorrow she has her occupational therapy, radiation, and a new friend, "Dorothy" is taking her to a stamping and scrapbooking store! My mom makes friends wherever she goes, and has truly made Longmont her "home away from home."

Have a good night, and we will keep you up to date on all the tests that my mom will undergo next week. We're keeping our fingers crossed that she stays healthy and well to complete this round of chemo and radiation so that she can be bound for CA next week! Thank you to everyone who signed up on the "Helping Hands" site. Your help and support is SO appreciated!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lorraine you are so amazing. I haven't even completed valentines for the 6 kids in Savannah's art class. You look fantastic in your new wig. You know I can find you some pretty wild ones here in LA if you want. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Love, Monique