why are you guys so hard on the gays?
My personal reasons for avoiding this thread is that cancer has hit my family hard in the past five years. My younger sister passed away at 41 from cancer. A niece had to have a double masectomy after the birth of her first child. She is 26. My mother in law succumbed to lung cancer two years ago and my older sister has been fighting small cell cancer for the past year. I just got the call that she has, at best, a few months left.
My sister has not had your faith and hopeful demeaner. I wish she had and pray she come to terms with her fate. I just wanted to let you know why I was neglegent. Not a very good excuse, but it's all I've got. I will start another thread about my sister now. Thanks for your inspiration during your having to deal with cancer. It helped me better understand my sister's situation.
Good morning, Bret and everyone!
If there is one thing I have noticed about cancer, it is a highly individualized experience. So many variables of diet, environment, immune system response, and the area of rogue cells themselves. Maybe that's why it has been tough to find a cure.
BUT, I do believe that we will find a cure. Every day we are one step closer.
In the meantime, I hope and pray for a cure for fcs and others who are affected at the moment.
Good Morning Muricans......late today off up the mountain......be talking you your friend Art in a half hour..... ;)
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we shall remember them.....Lest We Forget.....
Written by a Canadian doctor in 1919...
In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Bow your heads today guys at 11am and give a thanx for what we have as a result of the sacrifices of those serving past and present; here and no longer here, that sacrificed for all others.....thinking not of themselves..... ;)
I've heard that poem before.
It really struck a chord with me this morning. Thank you for posting it again. I shared it on my Facebook, giving credit, of course, to the author, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
Well, guys, I'm off to see my father one last time.
It's hard. My heart is with you and your sister. Let her know My thoughts are with her and I so sorry for the news, it is the Doctors appointment I think most all Cancer Pateints have and fear in the back of our minds, we the give us the news.
Keep it moving, please,
It is the VETERAN , not the preacher,
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN , not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN , not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN , not the campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN , not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN , not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN ,
Who salutes the Flag,
It is the veteran ,
Who serves under the Flag,
ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
I don't usually suggest that many emails be forwarded, but I'd be EXTREMELY proud if this one reached as many as possible. We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.
God Bless them all!!!
thanks so much for showing your support here on Bret's thread!
You and I do not always see eye to eye, but your post here brought a tear to my eye!
Bret, I am pullin for you out here in Kansas bro'
Helen asks about you every SINGLE day and has for two years!
Hang in there buddy!
Frank & Helen