Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!
Dear ones…thank you so much for all your well wishes and prayers and cards and letters.
What a wonderful support group and you will never know just how much you all mean to me….and how much you have lifted my spirits.
I have so much to be thankful for this Holiday Season.
First, an update.
I am still going through Chemo, and I have two more Chemo infusions before the radiation treatments start.
The modified Chemo treatments are so much easier on my body,…..but the trade-off is extra treatments.
The Captain is still checking out the severity of the “Whipple Treatment” that should take place in February or March….and he is wondering if this drastic procedure is really necessary.
My thoughts are, …
God has plans for me and we still need to see how far the cancer has shrunk, which will perhaps make the Whipple surgery unnecessary.
Yay! If that is God’s plan.
I cling to this Bible verse!
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an Eternal Glory that far outweighs them all”. 2 Corinthians 4:17
Before I end this post, I would like to share with you the words of Emily Matthews’, Life’s Pathway.
At times, life’s path seems filled with things that make the going rough,
And we wish there were a smoother road, for we feel we’ve had enough…
But, if we pause a moment and remember who’s in charge,
The hills that loom ahead of us no longer seem so large,
And every rock before us, when we know we’re not alone,
Becomes, not just a stumbling block, but one more steppingstone.
I love that poem!
And finally, yesterday my son gave me a greeting card that says it all….
You’ve overcome so many things,
and every time you’ve grown
through sheer determination
and the wisdom that you’ve shown.
So, as you face this journey,
from the moment you begin,
Know that God will guide you,
and you will have the strength to win.
Hugs and Blessings Always and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all.
I love you
Sandra Garth says
Hi Kari, it’s so good to hear from you and thank you for the update. Your presence in our group is sorely missed. Please know that there’s a flood of prayers, hugs, and well wishes sent to you everyday. Merry Christmas 💓🎄💜
Patsy Burnette says
I am so glad to read this update, Kari! I’m still praying for you and I appreciate you sharing with us so much encouragement in this post. I love the card your son gave you. Beautiful!
the Painted Apron says
Oh Kari, you are my hero! Such an inspiration to us all! I am so grateful you are surrounded by loving and supportive family and friends. We are all praying for you my sweet brave friend!
It was so good to hear from you my dear Kari. I think of you always and pray everyday for that cancer to shrink. Keep your wonderful spirit and your faith!
Sending lots of love your way!
Dolores Hadsall says
Praying for you everyday. I am days away from being 2 years cancer free. I am very blessed. God is good. You Are a strong woman and gave great support. Wiring you a blessed holiday.
Dee Dee Hadsall
What a beautiful card from your son and so very true! Happy Thanksgiving, Blessings to you on your journey!
Dear Kari, so happy to hear from you. Lady, you are one of the strongest ladies I know. At least, next to my mother. Our prayers are still with you and the Captain. Love it that the Captain is looking into the Whipple program, whatever that is, and taking care of you sweetie.
Love you, sweetie,
Sandy and Ron
Marie Boling says
I too had been anxiously watching for word on your progress . So glad to see your post ~
Still praying for you & think of you often ~
They say attitude is an important part of the treatment so yours is a big plus 🥰
Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍂
Donna Childs says
I have been wondering about your progress. Now I’m curious about what a Whipple Program is. Thank you for sharing your journey
So glad to hear from you. I’ve been thinking of you and wondering how you’ve been. I know this holiday season is your favorite time of the year. I hope having your son there makes it even more special. Please keep us updated. Thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love Janet and Bud
I think of you everyday and pray for you every night. I was so happy to hear from you this morning. We are still praying for you at church. I really believe God has big plans for you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your loved ones.
Be Blessed love you
Brenda Peters says
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Tom. We pray for you both. Love youu
Margaret Holland says
My heart lifted when I saw your post dear Kari. You are in my prayers every night. God bless you and your Captain and all your loved ones.
Tammy in Albuquerque says
Kari, so happy to hear from you! As always you remain in my thoughts and prayers. Happy Thanksgiving~
Much love and hugs.
Rita C. says
Kari, I pray for you every night. Thank you for dropping in with this brief update. We are all supporting you on your journey. Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you feel up to enjoying time with family.
P J NEWMAN says
You hadn’t posted in a while and I was worried, so THANK YOU for this post. You are constantly in my thoughts. I pray that you can keep your brave spirit and your amazing faith throughout this ordeal. My prayers are also for the Captain. He is a true partner. Love you both. We miss you.
Donna Jean Milbee says
Thinking of you always and so Thankful for your courage & attitude. And thanks for sharing such lovely words of wisdom.
Everyday Living says
My dear Kari, what a Thanksgiving blessing to read your post this morning. You are a shining trophy of God’s amazing grace my precious friend. You are always in my thoughts and prayers and I know for sure that God is writing your story for His glory and ultimate good. May you feel His peace and joy this morning and the love and support of all your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving and sending love❤️