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, February 4, 2008

Snowy cows from our kitchen window...

Doesn't today look like a typical winter day? The leaves on the trees have been gone for months, and the snow is softly falling. Fortunately for us, it is warm inside with our toasty fire, and we have only 5 things to do tonight, with emphasis on the word, "only!" ha ha
My mom had her radiation treatment this morning and we met with radiation oncologist. She is doing well, and tomorrow they will check her blood count, she will see the oncologist, and see the cardiologist. So far, she is responding well to treatment and feeling good!
My mom is feeling so well, that she has me running in circles! :-) She really wanted to send out an addition to her Christmas newsletter, so I helped her with that, and she is busy working on her Valentine treats for her Women's Guild. She is also working on ideas for the DKG Installation which is to be held at her home next month. She is organizing photos, arranging for Hawaii info for a gal she met at radiation, attending a Healing Mass tonight, and working on little favors for the luau. All these things require my assistance; buying items, shopping, shipping, post office, I insisted on a nap this afternoon! (She said she didn't need one, but I did! :-)
I keep telling my mom I don't know if she is going to be up to all this when she returns home, and starts the stronger doses of chemotherapy. At this point, she wants to do it ALL and live each moment with all the things she enjoys!
Dreary winter day? Not in our household, it is full of warmth, animals, kids, and crafts! Enjoy your day, and check out our "Helping Hands" website when you have time. I know your help will be so instrumental in my mom's independence back in California! I am off now to help Ashlyn with piano and Kyle's wrestling, Ashlyn's Brownie meeting, and to take my mom to the special Healing Mass...enjoy your evening and stay warm!


Anonymous said...

Wow you guys are staying busy. It makes me tired just reading your post. I will check out the helping hands website - that sounds like a great idea. Denise, thanks for dropping off the pie plate yesterday, sorry I missed you. Keep up your momentum and positive attitude!

Beth R.

Anonymous said...

Hello Denise and Lorraine,
Sign me up as a helper--even though I was rejected and could not log on. I will volunteer for afternoons after school. I can come get you, Lorraine, and take you to doctor, store, post office, etc. I have to run many of those errands two or three times a week anyway. An overnighter once in a while is also a possibility. And, for sure, I will be there doing all I can for the luau and for the March Initiation. Can't wait to see you! Melanie Hoskins