December 18, 2008 at 7:42 pm #24969darlaParticipant
Some days I really don’t feel that strong, but I am willing to share what strength I have with you whenever you need it. More hugs & love coming your way. Try to take care of yourself too so you can stay strong for Charlie.
DarlaDecember 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm #24968walkMember
I am sorry to hear the turn your journey has taken. I am praying for strength and peace for your family. I will be in W-S quite a bit in the coming weeks, don’t hesitate to ask if there is anything I can do. I will be just around the corner.
The Love Feast is a beautiful tradition. I hope to go to the one at Olivet. Is that your church?
JanDecember 18, 2008 at 3:02 pm #24967carol58Participant
Thank you Lisa, Lainy, Darla and Heather. You’re all amazing women! Let me borrow some of your strength for a little bit.
Love, CarolDecember 18, 2008 at 3:35 am #24966heatherkpMember
Carol, My prayers are with you now. Em and I will say an extra special one for you, Charlie and her daddy tonite.
HeatherDecember 18, 2008 at 1:31 am #24965darlaParticipant
I am so sorry that it has come to this point, but as you said, the main thing now is to keep Charlie as pain free as possible. I too enjoyed the verse. Thanks for sharing it. It sure is appropriate, isn’t it? This cancer just makes me feel so angry & helpless, so I will do what I can which is to keep you, Charlie & your family in my thoughts & prayers.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaDecember 18, 2008 at 1:28 am #24964lainyParticipant
Dear Carol, so sorry to hear about Charlie. We will pray for a a peaceful, painless journey. He is so very lucky to have all of you with him. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. The Moravian Lovefeast sounds like a lovely tradition.December 18, 2008 at 1:14 am #24963lisaParticipant
Carol, thank you for your update. That verse from 2 Corinthians really hits home these days. I will keep you and Charlie in my prayers, as I pray every day for everyone on this board who are afflicted with cholangiocarcinoma.
1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
1Pe 1:5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1Pe 1:6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
1Pe 1:7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith–more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire–may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.December 18, 2008 at 12:50 am #1809carol58Participant
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Got home Wed. afternoon from hospital stay at Baptist. As soon as we went to Charlie’s appointment, Mon., he was admitted, blood drawn, scanned. Scan showed the tumors in his liver have grown. Blood showed high levels bilirubin. He is more jaundiced, nauseous, weak. MRI showed there is no place to put a stent to help with the bile ducts because of the growth of the tumors. There’s nothing else medically to be done to try to fight the cancer. Charlie may have weeks left, but no one really knows. We are happy he is home. We had a good talk with Sarah and Ben this afternoon – cried, laughed and lots of hugs and kisses. So blessed that we have time to be together and say our good bye’s. We’re all looking forward to Christmas family get togethers and Christmas Eve Lovefeast. Please pray for Charlie to stay pain free as he continues on his journey.
Lord our Father, we bring our heaviest burdens to you in prayer, confident that you will help us to deal with whatever comes our way. To you be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (From today’s Moravian Daily Text) Moravians are one of the oldest Protestant denominations.
Oh, if you’re wondering what a Lovefeast is, you can go to
It’s a beautiful service especially with low lights and everyone holding a candle high and singing.
We’ll be getting information about Hospice soon, making plans to have him with us at home.
Thank you for always being here for me.
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