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If I take care of Gordon, God will take care of me.
[24 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,461 views]

Louiseanne has been in our WFW group for over two years, and I don’t remember one meeting where she wrote about her own problems. Never about her four melanomas, never about her impending spinal tap for a bone marrow biopsy. It was always about Gordon.
Gordon’s problems?  Within the last eight years, they include- renal failure, heart attack, kidney transplant, diabetes, laminectomy, and the latest, lung cancer.  He just finished four radiation treatments on each lung. In January they’ll check out [ … ]

Bravest Hearts, Choosing Happiness, Family Matters, Heroes and Helpers, Love Letters, Most Inspirational, Smiling through the Tears, The Spiritual Side of Wellness

On a Personal Note
[25 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,376 views]

                        Marion’s Garden of Hope
                   Last year’s garden was bleak,
                  A few annuals were all she could do,
                  Mammograms and Lumpectomies,  Radiation and Reconstruction
                  They took up most of her time.
 
                 This year’s sun is stronger and brighter,
                 She’s planting perennials now.
                 Gaillardia and Primula, Rudbeckia and Hosta,
                 Perennials for all those years to come!
 
I wrote that poem in 2007. It was written about my wife’s battle with Breast Cancer. Her mental strength through life’s tests, not just dealing with her Cancer, is what keeps me going. Death of an [ … ]

Bravest Hearts, Family Matters, Getting On with Your Life, Love Letters, Most Inspirational, Smiling through the Tears

Words of Healing
[14 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 1,262 views]

Deep, deep inside us, are words, words just waiting and hoping to be released. They might not be about your Cancer, but they wait just the same.
This poem, written for last week’s meeting, dwells on a distant memory. But it reads as though it just happened.
 
 
Mom’s Heart Attack
 
My dad’s call came at night.
“No need to rush up here;
She’ll be all right.”
 
I left home with fears and hopes.
Orange and yellow woods lined the highway–
She was in the autumn of her [ … ]

Class Reports, Family Matters, Healing and Feeling, Love Letters, Personal Experience

Dealing With Grief
[3 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,443 views]

 
    Eileen lost her husband Gerry several years ago. She recently wrote this Christmas letter to him:
Dear Angel Pop,
 I hope after two years that you have earned your wings.  I remain here on earth faithful to your memory.
Many people give me advise “get involved” “be around other people”.  I am trying very hard, this past week I went to five social gatherings.  I enjoyed them for the time they lasted.  Reminds me of  song “What’s it all about Alfie?  Is [ … ]

Healing and Feeling, Love Letters, Seek Perspective, Smiling through the Tears