Skip to comments.Tributes to Kayak; She has lost Her Battle to Cancer [#238]
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.
Bless your Mom and your family. May her passing be easy.
Amen and AMEN, Faith!
Am praying for you, your family and Kayak.
God be with you and your family. Kayak will be greatly missed here.
“I may say to those of you also who have been bereavedif 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.”
PRAYERS FOR COMFORT!
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.
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.
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.
Dearest Jesus hold our sister Kayak in your arms, bless her and her family. Comfort them and bring her to Yourself at the appointed time.
You and your family are in my prayers. It’s so very hard to lose your Mom regardless of how much warning or notice we may have.
Even though your Mom is going to a better place it doesn’t change the fact of the hole left in your life. Take the time to grieve your loss. It will get better but will take time.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Prayers for Kayak,Poppyseed and all of the family.
May God rest her soul and console all who love and care for her.
May God be with you and may we all meet face-to-face in His presence.
God speed, Kayak; and I am sure you will always remain close to those who love you share.
God speed, Kayak; and I am sure you will always remain close to those whose love you share.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and give you the strength you need during this sad time.
my precious wife is battling stage 4 lung cancer also, God you bless you Poppyseed and all your family. It does help when you loved knows God doesnt it?
Prayer PING for a dear friend!