Sunday, January 10, 2010


I thought I could continue to post daily....but I'm finding it difficult to manuver this while dealing with our latest development....
The love of my life has just been diagnosed with Colon Cancer...last Thursday.
We are in the beginning stages of trying to digest this and prepare for all it entails...
We are scheduled for a total body catscan tomorrow with impending surgery probably by the end of the week...
No one ever wants to hear those words but I am encouraged...As I look back on the last few months...I now realize that the Lord has been preparing us both for such a time as this...
I know you all ( my precious blogland friends)...will understand my absence from your blogs for a bit...You are all so amazingly understanding and supportive when a blogger is down.
As soon as I can start to connect the dots in my head once again....I will be back.
I am prepared to see that God is everything he has promised to be when we need Him...
Til then this will be my last post for just a little while...
This is an Amy Butler purse I just finished....All ready for spring!
My love to you all....

Some ribbon...beads...initial...

Have gotten my $ worth out of this pattern....think this is my 8th one ....

Just love this happy fabric...
Be thinking of you...xoxo~Kathy


  1. Dear Kathy, you and your husband are in my prayers and thoughts. I'm sending lots of positive energy your way, my friend. I'm so sorry to hear this news, but I know you both will overcome this and triumph.


  2. Kathy,

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you my friend...we will miss you wonderful posts but know that you have a very important job with your loved one..My best friend just completed her chemo, radiation and surgery...she is doing fine and is back to work as of this week! Prayers for you daily. Sonia/Miss Bloomers

  3. Oh Kathy! I am so sorry that you and your dear husband are going through this. I will add your husband to my prayer list and pray that God's healing touch will bring him through this. Please know that I care deeply and will continue to think of you and lift up your entire family to our heavenly Father.

    Much love

  4. I am so sorry you have to face this. My husband and I have been in this battle for 3 1/2 years already. You will get a grip on it. Right now, you are in the shock mode. Stay strong. There is much good on the horizon for cancer patients these days. Please keep me posted....

  5. I totally understand and my prayers are with you and yours. Continue to pray for strong shoulders to deal with all of this and turn everything over to God and I KNOW without a doubt He will be there carrying you when you can't seem to go on anymore. My love is with you and I hope you turn to us all for support when you need cheering up. Kelli Hansen

  6. Kathy, I have so enjoyed reading your blog. I will keep you in my prayers, God bless you both.

  7. Oh Kathy, I am so sorry to hear this news. Take care of your dear husband and take care of yourself and we'll be here when you get back. I'll be saying extra prayers for your husband and for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. God Bless you both!

  8. {HUG} Kathy!!!
    I am so sorry! This news is never welcoming. May God bless you all and your family! Know that I am including you in my prayers!
    Many Blessings

  9. Kathy you and your husband are in my prayers. I am so sorry for this diagnosis but hope you will continue to find strength and guidance in God. You know your blogging friends are here for you.
    Keep in touch. We love you.


  10. I'll be thinking of you and praying....

  11. Best wishes and prayers to you and your hubby, Kathy! I personally know several people who have survived and are completely cancer free after having colon cancer. I hope that gives you some encouragement. Do pop in once in a while with an update...we all love you and will want to know the progress! xo

  12. Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear this. My husband has 5 different diseases that throw us into a tale spin on a regular basis. Like you we try to meet them head on and take each one has it raises it's ugly head. First and foremost the Lord our constant companion, the one we call on first for guidance and understanding. I too hope you find solace in the Lord and all He has coming your way. My thoughts, prayers, understanding and friendship are with you darling..if there is anything I can do, please don't hestitate to email me.. even if it's just to rant.. hugs my friend..~lynne~

  13. Our thoughts and our prayers will be with you and your family. Prayering for mercy and grace.

  14. Kathy,
    Your faith will sustain you. Be strong and know that you are in many prayers. My friends in Blogland have continued to support me through difficult problems these last few months. You give so much through your blog and believe me you will be blessed. Hugs and prayers. Cathy G

  15. Dear Kathy,
    I am very new to your blog, but wanted to say how very sorry I am to hear about your husband.
    That is a scary word for anyone, as is heart problems. My hubby had bypass surgery just over 4 years ago, and 2 yrs. later had to have
    stents, so we live from blood test to blood test and stress test to stress test, so I know
    a lil bit of what you must be feeling. I just want you to know that God has been with us every step of the way, and we can't praise him
    enough, and he will be with you and your hubby too. It turned out to be one of the best things that happened to us cause it changed our whole lifestyle eating, exercise, and stresswise. Will sure be praying for you and your dear husband, and for complete healing of this cancer!! It is good you are taking a break to catch your breathe and regroup.
    He needs you now more than ever.
    May Jesus be closer than ever to you both,
    Blessings, Nellie

  16. Dear Kathy,
    I just found you today, after you posted a comment about my French onion soup recipe. Thought I'd stop by to say hello when I read your sad post. I am so sorry for you and what you and your love are going through right now. I've been in a very similar place with my hubby 3 years ago and I know how scary it can be. If there is anything I could say to you it would be to stay focused on the positive, and stay rested for the days ahead. There will be a lot of reading, and fretting, and decision making in the next few weeks. And then with treatment comes fatigue and worry, but you both WILL get through this to the other side. Just take it a step at a time, one day after the other. Let your friends and family help you through the hard parts, say your prayers a lot and go outside and breathe - often. I promise, though I don't know you, I will be praying for you and your husband, and if there is anything you need from me I want you to let me know. E-mail me at anytime: We will all help you through this. Take care of yourself, too.
    Heart and Home

  17. And now I am thinking of you..I often have..but the next few days will be even more so~
    In your words.. and His..God Bless You~

  18. Kathy~ we will be lifting y'all up in prayer. I'll be here when you are feeling the need for a release and time to connect those dots.

  19. Dearest Kathy,
    You go and take care of what you need to take care of, and don't give a second thought...we will all be here praying for you, and waiting for your return.

    Much love to you and yours,

  20. MY hubby had it also, but they cut the cancer out and he's just fine now. You CAN beat this and I'll keep you/him in my prayers, sugar! I'm so sorry to hear about it and that you'll be absent for a while. Cheers, chick...

  21. You both are in my prayers. Stay strong and postive. God will be with you.

  22. Kathy you and your husband will be in my daily prayers. Big Hugs!

  23. Kathy.....My thoughts and prayers are with you. My sister diagnosed with colon cancer almost 3 years ago and is doing great! Positive thoughts!~Patti

  24. A diagnosis nobody ever wants to hear. I am sure you'll both grow stronger and closer with this and I'll still be here when you're back!

  25. Well, there are no words to describe what happens to your heart when that word is spoken.
    I hate cancer so much, and it is like a plague in the land. As I read of the many that have posted their fight, I am humbled. I have walked with this dread disease for the last 13 years.
    They have some so far in research the last few years. Just do what I already know you are, friend Kathy...pray..believe...receive healing into your hubby's body in the name of Jesus...
    And then just excercise that faith, speak healing over him, find some of the many healing verses in the bible and speak them over him.
    I'm so sorry this has happened to you both.
    I know that God knows, too. Pray & then believe.
    Love you,

  26. Kathy, I have only just stumbled across your blog last week and have it in my favourites. When I came to visit you this morning my heart sank - I wish you and your husband all the best for the months ahead.
    I will be thinking of you in Australia,

  27. I will be thinking of you both. Don't worry. We'll still be here. The purse is sooo cute! Love the fabric. Take care of yourself now. Don't forget to take care of YOU!

  28. I'm so sorry Kathy -- that diagnosis is something we never want to hear -- praying that God will give you both courage, strength and healing. Blessings to you both.

  29. Kathy:

    You and your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers. In this crazy cyber world, which sometimes can be scary, it's so comforting to know that we can come together as a community and support each other. I wish we could make a dinner rotation and take turns making you dinner, but hopefully your knowing that we're all thinking of you and missing you will help.

    Good luck my dear.

    - The Tablescaper

  30. Kathy, I am so sorry to hear this news. I will definitely keep you and your DH in prayer. I know the Lord is faithful to all His promises and He will see you through. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

  31. Kathy my Dear friend....I'm praying for you and your husband...If you need anything PLEASE feel free to email me a cancer survior myself I fully understand the fears you are having....and BIG old HUG to you my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  32. Kathy, I will be lifting your husband up in prayers. Please remember my favorite bible verse...I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. Keep the faith, my friend. (HUGS)

  33. Kathy and Dave:

    I was so saddened to learn of Dave's diagnosis. Please know that the kids and I pray daily for you as we begin our learning for the day. We have peace in knowing that we serve the same God who goes before you and will give you the strength to face these days with confidence. YOu are very loved by so many!


  34. You and your husband and family will be in our prayers. We'll miss you but we know how important it is to support your family right now. God bless you!


  35. Dear Sweet Kathy,

    I love visiting your blog because you always have something uplifting to say, and you always have words of encouragement for me when you visit my blog.

    Please know that you and your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know that everyone else who knows you will be doing the same.

    Take care and God Bless.

  36. Dear Kathy -
    I'm so sorry to hear your news. I'm praying that the Father above will hold you and your hubby close in His arms as you walk through the days ahead. May His peace and strength be yours - and may He send His grace in unexpected ways.
    Hugs, ~Adrienne~

  37. Kathy I'm sending you hugs and love from here and will be praying for you during this time. While we will miss your beautiful blog, we will all be here when you come back.

  38. Dear Kathy,

    I will be praying for you and your husband - may God be with you both!


  39. Kathy, you and your beloved have my deepest heartfelt prayers and thoughts. Go with God. xxoo

  40. Prayers to you and your family.

  41. Kathy, you and I are new friends as this is my first visit to your blog. It is beautiful!
    I am so sorry to read your news. My prayers are with your husband and you as you deal with this challenge of the new year.
    I'll be back.
    Ladybug Creek

  42. Hi Kathy,

    I'm not a blogger but I check your post every now and then and enjoy you and your post! At Mass yesterday our priest said that we all have a mission here, and that has had me thinking about me. For you Kathy your mission now is to support, love and be there for your husband!
    In my thoughts,

  43. Kathy, I am new to your blog but I just wanted you to know although my Mom has since passed away she survived colon cancer for over twenty-five years. with love and prayers this dreaded disease can be beat!
    I will keep you both in my prayers and send lots of love to you to keep your strength and faith!!!
    Margaret B

  44. I am wishing you and your husband healing...
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers...

  45. Hi Kathy,~

    I'm not a blogger but I read your blog every now and then...and enjoy coming here! You seem to be a kind and warm person. Yesterday at church our priest said that we all had a mission to do here on earth, I'm still wondering what mine is?

    But your's now Kathy or part of it is to Love, have faith and be by your husband's side like always.....

    Giving you strength,

  46. Sweet Kathy, stay positive. May you and your husband emerge from this stronger.

    Love and hugs, Ju.

  47. While visiting La Table de Nana, Monique made reference to your blog and recommended kind thoughts be sent your way. I'm so sorry for your situation right now. I'm sure you will be missed in blogland, but good thoughts are being sent your way that things turn out well for you and your family.

  48. Many prayers are coming your way, Kathy.

  49. Love and strength to you and your family.
    xo Isa

  50. Kathy, I know how hard this is. I also know that you will find the faith and strength you need to sustain you and your DH in this time. I will say a prayer that this will turn out well. We KNOW it will turn out as it should. Sometimes it's hard to find the gift in our situation, but it's always there. BELIEVE.

    I wish I could give you a big hug right now.

  51. Kathy, I will keep you both in my prayers.

    I am sorry you have to go through this..stay strong..

  52. Hi Kathy,
    Just wanted to let you know that you & your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. I have 2 family members who have successfully beat colon cancer. One of them is an aunt who is now 93 years old.

  53. Oh Kathy, so sorry to hear the news. I hope all the love, good wishes and prayers from all your blogoshpere friends (and you have so many!) help you through.
    I'll be thinking of you and your husband.

  54. Prayers to you and your husband. Know that you are surrounded by love.

  55. I just found your blog today and discovered the challenge that your family is now facing. Our prayers are with you. May hope be part of every day.

  56. Know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you all...Mary

  57. La Table de Nana sent me here to share my good thoughts and wishes for what you are going through. I will be thinking positive thoughts for your husband.

  58. Dearest Kathy, You will have rough times ahead of you, and a long road which at times will seem never ending. In these days we never know what we may have to face. Last year we found out my father had liver cancer tumors, and he is still fighting that. They have so many new procedures such as the little chemo seeds that they inserted which killed the tumors. Then last year too my daughter, at 24, developed blood clots in her lungs, a walking miracle is what the doctor called her. A miracle that she is even still alive. So have faith Kathy, we just never know what life will present to us. A lot of tears to be shed, a lot of whys, but there will always be obstacles to overcome. The most important thing is the strength, the holding hands, the love, and prayers which will see you through this difficult time. We will all be there with you.
    Take Care, of yourself too,

  59. Oh, Kathy I know your road ahead will be a long road to walk by yourself but we will be with you. It's unfortunate that such an illness can put our life in a world wind. I pray that god walks with you and your hubby. You only have to pray with him and he will hear you. Our prayers are with you and hubby. Make god bless you and keep you in his arms for comfort and understandin.

  60. My thoughts and prayers are with you both, Kathy!

  61. Kathy, know that your hubby and yourself are in my prayers daily. Stay strong, tough and continue to talk with God. Many strong thoughts heading your way.

  62. Dear, sweet Kathy...please know that we are including your husband and you in our prayers for perfect strength, wisdom, love and healing. I have seen miracles happen again and again especially when I keep the faith and focus on healing and not the disease. God bless you and your husband.
    Sending best thoughts, blessed healing lights, and prayers to you and yours.

  63. wishing the best news for you and your husband, good thoughts and prayers coming from california~

  64. Hi Kathy,
    Sweet Monique sent me your way. I am so sorry to hear that you've received bad news, my family is going through a similar situation and my very good thoughts are sent your way.

  65. I've never had the pleasure of visiting your lovely blog before, and found my way via La Table De Nana. I certainly will keep your husband and your family in my prayers. Blessings,

  66. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I am a cancer survivor and so is my youngest daughter, so I know what you are going though right now, having heard the dreaded "C" word. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love & blessings from NC! PS I love your bag. I have that pattern, but have not made it yet. You have inspired me!!

  67. God Bless you and comfort you as you walk this road.

  68. Nothing has trusted God yesterday, you trust Him today!!! Prayers..

  69. My thoughts and love are with you Kathy. Have faith and strength. I'll be thinking about you and you husband.

    xoxo Diane

  70. I know you will both be strong...we were when we needed to be....My prayers are with you.

  71. Kathy, I am so sorry to hear this. I pray that God wraps His arms of provision, protection, and comfort so tight around you both that you cannot escape His grasp. Lifting you up in prayer daily.

  72. I'm sending you all my love and prayers. Stay strong. I pray this was caught soon enough for a complete recovery. Will be keeping you in my thoughts until we hear from you again.
    Love Barbara

  73. Kathy,posting along with the others, keeping you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers and hoping to hear good news from you when you've had time to update us. Sending along my best wishes. Julie in HOlland :)

  74. Kathy, First time to your blog and want to send prayers your way. Something struck me with your sidebar seeing all those cute little faces. First I thought wow that woman has lots of kids then I realized Grandkids:)! Just became a Grandmother and it's just the best. Your blog is sunny & happy and even though I don't even know you... Your warm & loving spirit will carry you through this time. Wishing you strength for the time ahead.

  75. Kathy, I am so saddened to hear this news. I am praying healing prayers for your husband and praying that there will be peace in your heart. Strength to both of you. I will miss you in your absence, my friend. Twyla

  76. Want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you....Becky

  77. Dear Kathy, I am so sorry to hear this. You will all be on my prayer list while you travel this path of worry. I will be praying for you both every day. If you need to talk or need to vent please feel free to e-mail me. Hugs and hope and many, many prayers.

  78. My Sweet Friend,

    I am so sad to hear of this news but as you know our family has been going through the same thing and I personally know the power of prayer and positive thinking. Your husband will be continually in my thoughts and prayers and please dear friend, let me know if you need ANYTHING!

    Sending you big ((((HUGS)))!

    Take care and we will be here when you return!

  79. I know. I am so sorry. I just had a foot of my colon removed on Sept. 30th. I am grateful. Please keep faith. I will keep you in God's healing light in my heart.
    We will be here for you.

  80. Kathy, I'm so sorry your husband is sick. Do be encouraged...doctors seem to have great success treating colon cancer these days. You will both be in my thoughts.

  81. Kathy,
    Like so many who have posted, this is my first journey to your blog tonight. I know why I veered off my usual track, and arrived here to meet you through your words, pictures, and thoughts. Your spirit shines through.

    My mom was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer six years ago and after surgery and treatment has been free of any symptoms for these past years. My beautiful sister was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer this past spring, and I know from her profoundly painful journey (physically and emotionally) that learning about real people's positive experiences can so much help to influence her outlook and hope. Mom is really doing great...My prayers are with you and your husband.
    Kathy, too!

  82. Dear sweet Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear this news...please don't worry about us, we will be here, keeping you both in our thoughts and father just fought this battle and WON!!! Please know we lift you both up in prayer ~ hugs and love sweet friend, Dawn


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.