Friday, March 12, 2010

Making Lemonade

So, our Mom has cancer. Breast cancer. You hear of so many who have women in their lives who have it. You hear statistics all the time. But you never know how you will feel when you hear your own Mom say it for herself, "I have cancer."

So we've started this blog--a place for family, friends, and loved ones to read the latest on how our Mom is doing. We hope this will not only be a place to keep you informed, but that it will provide an avenue to leave comments of encouragement to help her along the way. She needs our love and prayers and support during this entire process--and we know how much it will mean to her to have so many rallying for her.

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If you were to ask our Mom what her favorite drink is, she'd probably tell you root beer, but she's got a special little place in her heart for lemonade. As a family, we'd spend long summer days at a special little place in Midway and with each family meal, she'd serve lemonade. You've all heard the old adage, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Well heaven knows there's not a better person that represents making something sweet that was once sour--than our Mom.

Mom, we love you, and dedicate this blog to you and to the many lives and life experiences you've made sweeter through your experiences.

When life hands you cancer, make {pink} lemonade.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are certainly there with you as you face this surgery. You are in the Master's Hands through everything. I know you have the love and support of your family and many friends and that's a good thing! Count me in both the family and friends. I love you and will follow the blog to keep up to date on how you are doing.


  2. Much love and prayers for our pre-sweetened friend.

  3. Oh my sweet aunt...I want you to know how much I love you and look up to you for all of your good works. You are certainly a stalwart in this family. You once told me that my Dad would often call to see how things were going. He will still be calling on you to see how you are.

    My family and I are sure praying for you that everthing goes well.

    lots of love

  4. We are praying for you and sending some sunshine your way. (Literally -- we live in sunny Las Vegas). We just got back from our Temple and added your name to the prayer roll. With love, Katie's friend: Angela Davidson

  5. Gayle, Dan and I are praying that all will go well with your surgery and recovery. Remember how much your family loves you. The Lord loves you and will bless you. We will keep you in our prayers!

  6. Dear Gayle - May your countless attributes including perseverance, faith, optimism and a happy countenance carry you through this challenging time and may the Lord pour blessings abundant upon you and your family. We will send prayers heavenward in your behalf.

    Sharon Gough

  7. Dear Gayle - We were happy to hear that the surgery went well (but soreness is w/ you!) We will pray hard that you will have a complete recovery and be back up and with us very soon. You know how much everyone loves and appreciates you for all your generosity and kindness to everyone. I am so glad you have a blogspot....I will be looking often to see what the updates are. I want to bring you some yummy will be proud of ome - no sugar for 4 days now. I think I can do it....just getting rid of sugar will be a step in the right I will bring you nothing w/ sugar and we will go together in a good direction.
    Love you tons and praying for you. Nancy J.