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    You might volunteer to help

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    Terri I just have had a thought about something you might do. Are there any shelters for the fire victims in Thousand Oaks (I have read that it came very near to there) Is any organisation having a Christmas Dinner for them?

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    I noticed that you live in Thousand Oaks. Were you hurt by the fire. I am still praying for California

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    What are you doing for the holidays?

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      BoiseB

      By Christmas I will be in Olympia. I gave my son a multi-cooker for his birthday. It cooks 8 ways. He wants to show it off for Christmas. Of course I will have a new church for Christmas Services I will be enrolling the week before Christmas. I have been following this congregation on the internet. I am very excited about that. I also have a friend who lives in Seattle who might come down for Christmas.

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      Terri I will be thinking about you at Christmas

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      LiveWithCancer

      My husband wants to cancel Christmas because our son died recently. He didn't come for our Thanksgiving celebration either (which ended up being a very small crowd with just my DIL, brother, mom and me). While hubby wants no Christmas, the rest of us are not as keen on canceling so he may be once again left at home to fend for himself while the other 4 of us get together for food and fellowship.

      If you have no family with which to celebrate, maybe you can spend time with friends or see about helping at a soup kitchen (if you're feeling up to it) or something like that.

      I hope you will be able to patch things up with your daughter. We found out that life is not promised, even to our kids, when our son dropped dead completely unexpectedly. I am forever grateful that he was one who started and ended every conversation with "I love you." I don't think we left much unsaid.

      (This same son, when he was going through a very tough time in his life and when I was early in my cancer journey, called me and screamed at me that he hoped I would die a painful death from my cancer. I refused to speak to him for many months. I am very grateful that we had patched our relationship and returned to the closeness we had had for the majority of the 43 years of his life by the time he died.)

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