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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Sweet William has passed....

My sweet husband passed on January 26th at 5:15pm last Thursday.  I was right with him until the end and he held my hand right to the last.  He was so strong and did not want to give up but he died an agonizing death over a 12 hour period.

I gave in and had Hospice come in the last 3 days as I could no longer lift him, etc.  They were wonderful and I cannot say enough about them!  They did not take his care out of my care but were so supportive and provided all the necessary supplies that I needed to care for my wonderful husband.  He bonded with them also in such a short time and they wept when he passed.

Bill loved life so much and enjoyed all the simple pleasures, fishing, camping, woodworking ad infinitum.  He was a very special person.  He has left a great legacy to our children and grandchildren of how to live an honorable Christian life.  All of our hearts are so heavy and my house is soooo empty.  But even in silence, the Lord and Bill are comforting me.  I am surrounded with their love.

Thanks to all of you who have followed his 7 yr. journey through Multiple Myeloma.  You will never know how much you helped me when I was sad and lonely, had a question, needed a verbal pat and hug, etc.  I am very grateful to all of you.

Love, Kerrie

Monday, January 16, 2012

Taking Time Out for a while...

Taking time out

I am taking time out from blogging as my hubby is gravely 
ill in the last days of his 7 yr. battle with Multiple Myeloma.  
He is my priority and I need to concentrate on spending
 as much time as possible with him here at home. 
 He wants to die at home which is not morbid. 
 Remember that people who are terminally ill do have the 
need to discuss dying and death, last wishes, etc.  Do 
not be uncomfortable with this as it eases their mind to 
be settled regarding questions about Heaven, God and
 his Son.  Also, do consider using Hospice for your loved
 ones.  You can have a little or as much help as needed.
  I will be back at a later date dear hearts.  You are all in 
my heart and prayers and ask that you continue to pray 
for us at this most difficult time of our lives.
Hugs, Kerrie
One of our last happy walks on the
Myrtle Beach Pier

Monday, January 9, 2012

Great Blue Heron and Mourning Doves

I love my backyard with all the wild life all year long.  There is always a small or large creature out here that makes me smile, makes me feel joyful.  This morning it was the Blue Heron and the Mourning Doves.
 The Great Blue Heron comes often to fish in the little lake and I love watching his very cautious behavior as he peers through the water, sneakily stepping in slow motion...

I Love the reflection in this one and the winter colors in the background. 

And the Mourning Doves were sitting where the sun had been, all facing in one direction as though the wind were blowing but it was not.

Thanks so much for coming today!
My heart to yours...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Winter and the New Year have Arrived

View while I wait, cancer center
Happy New Year every one!  Wishing you all the best of blessings to come!
My sweet husband received the last of his radiation treatments today and the doctor says he should be getting some real relief from lower back pain now!

"Winter is the time for comfort...It is the time for home." -Dame Edith Sitwell

Bright Sunshine fills the backyard, an almost blinding light without the leaves on our trees to cut the glare of a Winter sun.
   The birds are everywhere and the sunsets are still beautiful, warming the landscape in the nippiness of temperatures falling.
And as usual, I chase after the best views all around the house of God saying Good Night!
The sky is a baby blue and the sunset baby pink.

 The Camellia bush is a winter bloomer and brings beauty to an otherwise brown season of cold.


Icy winter fountain in the courtyard of the Radiology Ctr.

A male Bluebird
Blue Bird blending in with leaves

Nuthatch on the bath with Mourning Dove

American Finch

Blue Bird

Finches taking turns at the Suet
Thank you for coming today!  I love sharing our backyard birds.
My heart to yours...