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Tributes to Kayak; She has lost Her Battle to Cancer [#238]
April 16, 2007 | Jemian

Posted on 04/16/2007 2:48:18 PM PDT by Jemian

Kayak has been a long-time freeper, appearing on many threads, but most especially America ~ the Right Way! She is a stanch conservative, a good friend, and most especially a dear sister in Christ. In December 2006, she was diagnosed with lung cancer which was soon found to be metastasized to the brain and throughout her body.

Her daughter, registered as Poppyseed, has been giving us updates when Kayak had to stop posting. This is the update posted most recently.

So much has happened since my last message to you all. My whole family came down this past weekend, and my brother came as well. The difference between Mama the weekend before and then this weekend was like night and day. By this past weekend, she had begun letting go, and was more or less staying in bed, much, much weaker and frailer than the weekend before, when she was weak but present.

I stayed on after the weekend to be with Daddy and help out around the house, and to sit vigil by Mama. She was quiet, but sometimes responsive, and eating. This morning, though, her breathing changed, and she is in a near-comatose state and not really responsive at all. The Hospice nurse who came to see her this afternoon said that she is actively dying, and said that anytime in the next 24 hours, to the next two or three days, we can expect her to let go.

Yesterday, Daddy was hugging her, just loving on her the way he does, and she said, “You just won’t let me go, will you?” And he told her that absolutely he will let her go, and that anytime she’s ready to let go, she should.

I also told her that when she’s ready, she should go. I told her that we will take care of each other, and God will take care of us. “Are you ready to go?” I asked. “Go where?” she said. “Home,” I said. “Yes,” she said.

And after that business was taken care of, she began the process of letting go. She’s ready, and we’re as ready as we’ll ever be.

Please pray for her swift and peaceful passing into the next phase of life, and keep the rest of us in your prayers. We alternate - well, I alternate - between numb and inconsolable. It doesn’t even seem real right now. I’m sure it’ll hit me hard, harder, hardest later on.

She doesn’t seem to recognize us any more, so I won’t be passing on any messages to her. She seems to have heard all she needs to from those of us here in this world. She’s got her feet in two worlds, but she’s mostly elsewhere now.

I’m trying to keep myself busy, so I doubt I’ll be able to return individual responses to anyone anytime soon - apologies for that in advance. Thank you all for your love and your prayers. Take care, and I’ll let you know when she dies.

Love to all of you.

It was felt that y'all could post your tributes and thoughts to her here and perhaps it could be included in her memorial service when the time comes.


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KEYWORDS: atrw; cancer; kayak; poppyseed; prayer; prayers; rip
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Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. Psalm 116:15
1 posted on 04/16/2007 2:48:21 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian; Brad's Gramma; trussell
Not good....prayers for all affected....been thru that with wife and mother....
2 posted on 04/16/2007 2:51:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: Jemian; A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); AFPhys; alwaysconservative; Angelwood; ...
This is the quote on her home page:

Galatians 6:14
But God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Kayak has been a Freeper since Feb. 13, 1999.

3 posted on 04/16/2007 2:51:42 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ "There is no honor for the man who runs from battle." Spc. Josh Lott)
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To: Jemian

Prayers of strength, clarity and comfort for Kayak and family.


4 posted on 04/16/2007 2:53:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: poppyseed; kayak

Kay,

I shall hold you in my heart, forever and always, until the end of time.

I love you so much sister.

So much.


5 posted on 04/16/2007 2:53:45 PM PDT by Neets
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To: Jemian

Sorry to hear this. Prayers to all.


6 posted on 04/16/2007 2:53:46 PM PDT by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: Jemian

In my prayers...


7 posted on 04/16/2007 2:53:58 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Jemian; Admin Moderator

Could this get moved to a more visible place? Maybe a place in the sidebar, as well?

Thanks.

I don’t know Kayak, but I praying for her and her family.

The Peace of God.


8 posted on 04/16/2007 2:55:45 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Jemian

I know her families pain as my mother passed away of lung cancer in 2006. My prayers are with them as the end of the long road nears and God accepts his child into his loving embrace.


9 posted on 04/16/2007 2:56:23 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: Jemian; poppyseed

Prayers lifted for our dear sweet, Kay.

She and Herb were so gracious and kind to my Hubby and I when we were traveling in their area.

May God watch over Kay’s family as they see her thru this journey home.


10 posted on 04/16/2007 2:58:19 PM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson; Jemian

We got two threads.... pick the better one....and delete the other one.


11 posted on 04/16/2007 2:58:54 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Jemian

Prayers. Many here are thinking of kayak.


12 posted on 04/16/2007 3:00:14 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Jemian

Thank you for this tribute thread for Kay, Jemian.

Kay, though I never met you, I knew you from America the Right Way as a loving, caring, Christian woman.

I wish you Godspeed on your way home.


13 posted on 04/16/2007 3:02:05 PM PDT by MNbelle
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To: kayak; poppyseed

God-Speed this time of passing. Carry words of our faith with you good friend.


14 posted on 04/16/2007 3:07:14 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: Jemian

Prayers up.


15 posted on 04/16/2007 3:10:10 PM PDT by Species8472 (We will never Forget !)
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To: kayak

Though we never spoke personally, I know when we meet I’ll know you from your posts.

Rest sweet lady, we’ll see you on the other side. In Christ, LUV YOU.

Poppyseed, prayers for strength for you and the family. You are a Godsend to your Mom and Dad. Bless you.


16 posted on 04/16/2007 3:12:47 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Jemian; poppyseed
There will be peace in the valley .. Tennesse Ernie Ford.....

Oh well, I'm tired and so weary
But I must go alone
Till the lord comes and calls, calls me away, oh yes
Well the morning's so bright
And the lamp is alight
And the night, night is as black as the sea, oh yes


There will be peace in the valley for me, some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow
No trouble, trouble I see
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me


Well the bear will be gentle
And the wolves will be tame
And the lion shall lay down by the lamb, oh yes
And the beasts from the wild
Shall be lit by a child
And I'll be changed, changed from this creature that I am, oh yes


There will be peace in the valley for me, some day
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow
No trouble, trouble I see
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me

17 posted on 04/16/2007 3:12:56 PM PDT by lysie
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To: kayak; poppyseed

God bless you, Friends.


18 posted on 04/16/2007 3:15:58 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: Jemian

Tears. Prayers for Kayak and her family. So so sad.


19 posted on 04/16/2007 3:17:18 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Giuliani is a democrat in Republican drag!)
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To: Jemian; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; Kathy in Alaska; ...

Thank you for the thread, Jemian.

Thank you for the friendship we’ve all had, over the years, with Kay.


20 posted on 04/16/2007 3:19:35 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Jemian

Prayers for strength and peace for the entire family.


21 posted on 04/16/2007 3:23:41 PM PDT by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: kayak

God speed home, Kayak, and Prayers for your loving family.


22 posted on 04/16/2007 3:29:10 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: Jemian

Lord Jesus, we pray for Kayak’s comfort and peace in her time. We pray that you would wrap your arms around her family and give them your strength and comfort as you bring your daughter home.

In Jesus’ Holy Name
Amen


23 posted on 04/16/2007 3:31:44 PM PDT by bray (The Surge is Working against both enemies of America)
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To: Jemian

A loving family with faith in the Lord. God bless them all always.


24 posted on 04/16/2007 3:34:12 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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Tears for my friend Kay....GodSpeed


25 posted on 04/16/2007 3:37:09 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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God will joyously welcome one of His own. May Kay’s journey home be peaceful, and may her family find comfort in knowing that she was w/them for a little while and left them w/loving memories.


26 posted on 04/16/2007 3:40:28 PM PDT by Carolinamom (God is pleased to get knee-mails.)
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To: Jemian

My heart felt condolences to all of Kayaks family. She was well loved and can now go to her reward. Rest in Peace Kay.


27 posted on 04/16/2007 3:42:28 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: poppyseed

This is the love of God - that a woman named Kay was sent into the world; that she lived with us, and loved us, and showed us the joy of Kay.

Thank you God, that you gave Kay to us. Thank you, Kay, that you gave love to your husband and life to your children; and thank you, Poppyseed, for sharing your mother’s bravery with us.

This is the way of God - that Love comes into the world in the shape of the people around us, and flies back Home on the wings of Angels...

We will miss you, Kay - that is why those who love you will follow you to the ends of the earth and all the way to Heaven’s gate. Do not be afraid of the journey home, for God goes with you, Kay.

If something so beatiful as you could come from where you go, then where you are going is beautiful indeed!


28 posted on 04/16/2007 3:52:34 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: Jemian

This breaks my heart. Kayak is a great person. I will pray for her.


29 posted on 04/16/2007 4:07:45 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: kayak; poppyseed
Love you Kay....love you poppyseed, Kay's hubby, and family.

I pray peace and comfort as only He can send.

30 posted on 04/16/2007 4:10:06 PM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: Jemian

Prayers for kayak, Poppyseed and family.


31 posted on 04/16/2007 4:12:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Mo1; Howlin; trussell

could you please ping your lists? thanks


32 posted on 04/16/2007 4:14:30 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: kayak; poppyseed
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotton Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting Life. John 3:16

Although our hearts are breaking, we rejoice in the promise of our Risen Saviour and find our salvation in Him.

Although our tears are flowing we find comfort in the mercy of God our Father and his Everlasting Love.

God bless you all. You will be greatly missed Kay.

33 posted on 04/16/2007 4:18:29 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I support the troops AND THE MISSION.)
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To: poppyseed
you in your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time ... may you pass the legacy of your mom to your little ones...


34 posted on 04/16/2007 4:18:30 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: Jemian; poppyseed; Blogger; ohioWfan; alpha-8-25-02
O Lord,

I pray through tears as I share my request that You make Kay's transition one of glorious peace and joy as she enters the presence of her Savior. May she hear the words, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant," and may they be more beautiful to her ears than any sound she has ever heard. Even now, Lord, may You comfort her family with the blessed assurance that she can be in no better place than that where You will keep her until they can once again be reunited. So many of us love her, Lord, and ask that You would share with her our thanks for her friendship in words that we can no longer express to her. We know You will pass on our message of gratitude. In the Name of Jesus Christ, we commit this beautiful servant to You. Amen.

35 posted on 04/16/2007 4:19:58 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Jemian
Prayers to the entire family

my heart is sad and weeping.

haircutter
Carole

36 posted on 04/16/2007 4:20:35 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: DollyCali

That’s beautiful.


37 posted on 04/16/2007 4:21:08 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Too blessed to be stressed.)
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To: Jemian; poppyseed; kayak

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.
-John 6:37

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
-John 5:24

I will lift up my eyes to the hills - from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore. (Psalm 121)


38 posted on 04/16/2007 4:21:55 PM PDT by keeper53 ( "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot)
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To: Jemian; poppyseed; Faith; kayak
Dearest, sweetest friend, Kay.....

You will soon see our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ face to face, and what a joy that will be for you.

There is no way to express what you have meant to me, even though we have never seen each other. The peace I have is in knowing.............not just thinking, or believing, but in KNOWING, that we shall meet some day.

I will be praying for a release from disease and pain, and for peace for your beloved family whom you have dedicated so much of your life to.

Thank you for your wisdom and your calm as we fought side by side on this forum for the truth.

I shall never forget your warm welcome to me here, and the love and support you showed time after time, year after year.

"For me to live is Christ, to die is gain." .....Philippians 1:21

You will be missed, dear Kay. I love you!

39 posted on 04/16/2007 4:29:05 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops. NOW more than ever!!.)
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To: Jemian; kayak; poppyseed

God, please be with this family.


40 posted on 04/16/2007 4:29:09 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Jemian

Bless your Mom and your family. May her passing be easy.


41 posted on 04/16/2007 4:29:11 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Faith

Amen and AMEN, Faith!


42 posted on 04/16/2007 4:30:42 PM PDT by ohioWfan (PRAY for our President and our troops. NOW more than ever!!.)
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To: Jemian

Am praying for you, your family and Kayak.


43 posted on 04/16/2007 4:34:25 PM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: poppyseed

God be with you and your family. Kayak will be greatly missed here.


44 posted on 04/16/2007 4:35:37 PM PDT by alnick
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To: Faith; kayak; All

“I may say to those of you also who have been bereaved—if you believe in providence you may grieve; but your grief must not be excessive. I remember at a funeral of a friend hearing a pretty parable which I have told before, and will tell again. There was much weeping on account of the loss of a loved one, and the minister put it thus. He said, “Suppose you are a gardener employed by another; it is not your garden, but you are called upon to tend it, and you have your wages paid you. You have taken great care with a certain number of roses; you have trained them up, and there they are, blooming in their beauty. You pride yourself upon them. You come one morning into the garden, and you find that the best rose has been taken away. You are angry: you go to your fellow-servants, and charge them with having taken the rose. They will declare that they had nothing at all to do with it; and one says, “I saw the master walking here this morning; I think he took it.” Is the gardener angry then? No, at once he says, “I am happy that my rose should have been so fair as to attract the attention of the master. It is his own: he hath taken it; let him do what seemeth him good.”

C.H.SPURGEON

PRAYERS FOR COMFORT!


45 posted on 04/16/2007 4:37:27 PM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: Jemian

I am absolutely touched by the unselfishness of you and your father! Wow! I am just beside myself. How on Earth did you get that maturity? Even with Christ on my side, I don’t know if I would be so willing to give a loved one that chance for true life. What an inspiration! I must remember this for the rest of my life and especially if I am ever in this situation. Thank you so much for sharing and giving us a nice reminder of the true meaning of life. God Bless you and I pray that your mother finds her true life as rewarding as this one. Prayers to the entire family.


46 posted on 04/16/2007 4:38:08 PM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: Jemian

Prayers up!


47 posted on 04/16/2007 4:40:29 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Jemian; poppyseed; kayak

Many prayers for your peace, strength and comfort.

And thanksgiving for meeting (by phone) a woman so kind, so loving, and so sure in her faith and family.


48 posted on 04/16/2007 4:41:47 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Dogwood Blossoms trickle down like Snow, bringing hope of Renewal, Redemption and Resurrection)
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To: Jemian

Prayer sent.


49 posted on 04/16/2007 4:43:19 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Jemian; kayak

Joining in prayers for you and your loved one.

You will be missed here.

I always stopped to read what you had posted.

Hold tight to God.


50 posted on 04/16/2007 4:43:36 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (With God for a pilot, anything is possible.......!!!)
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