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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.


TOPICS: Announcements; Breaking News
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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