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, October 20, 2008

Faith, Hope, and Love


My mom is no longer walking. She cannot cook, clean, drive, or enjoy her favorite pastimes. It is becoming more difficult to read and write. My mom's brain tumor is progressing, and cancer is taking over. Although there are many things she cannot do as the cancer continues to grow, there are still three that cancer can never take away; "...faith, hope, and love...and the greatest of these is love."
~1 Corinthians 13:13

9 comments:

Kim said...

What a beautiful picture of you and your mom! Her bright cheery dress and cute hat and the both of you living in the moment is a sight to behold.

Thank you for loving each other!

Beth said...

You are so right, Denise. And I would also add "dignity," which your mom has displayed throughout her illness. You always manage to find the bright spot and to keep a positive perspective. Thanks for continuing to share your mom's journey with us.

stefanie said...

You both are such an inspiration. What a legacy you're leaving your kids. Beautiful love.

Aleah Faires said...

I truly admire your positive and optimistic view of life. Thank you for encouraging me to do the same. You are in your prayers! I hope you are enjoyed your special time with your mom.

sue bakalar said...

Amen, my friend. What a lovely picture of the two of you. You remain in my thoughts and prayers and I pray for peace for you all. I'm so glad you had this weekend.

Love ya!

Lori Meaders said...

Thank you so much for sharing this journey with us. I think of you all every day. You are both such an inspiration to everyone. If there is any way that I can help, please let me know.

Kim said...

I think everybody said it all, and I am moved to tears because it's all so true! Beautiful love. That's it in just two words. Beautiful love.
-kim l.

Melissa said...

That is a great picture! I agree with the other commentators. You and your mom are an inspiration.

charlene wiley said...

Thank you for sharing your memories Denise! What a sweet picture of you and your Mom! You are right Denise that nothing can ever take away her love!