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
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Thank you Billie and thank you for the ping, Jemian.
It’s the perfect post.
Not to take anything away from what you've said there... I think she'd find it amusing if she were able to read that along with your screen-name. :)
I know that Jesus will welcome you with open arms.
Well done, thou good and faithful servant. I will always remember you and will see you again one day.
Prayers lifted for your family.
One day every tear will be wiped away.
You have been in my thoughts all day.
My sympathies and prayers.
Thank you so much for reposting that, Billie!
I miss my 'cheerleader' so badly!
Poppyseed, know that you and your family are in my prayers.
I lost my mom three years ago and your comments brought back all the memories that flooded my brain during those 3 months of her illness.
All we prayed for was her to be able to come home. God answered our prayers but took her to her final home.
"Eagles Up", kayak...We love you!
Thank you for the ping to your Finest Kay Thread.
Prayers continue for my dear friend, Kay, her husband Herb, and for their family.
So sad. I lost my papa also to this dammed illmess. She will find her place in heaven. Prayers sent from Germany.
Seen you online many years.
Read a lot of your posts..
Know that when it happens you will be with your family and God.
Waiting for us all to see face to face for the 1 st time.
May god bless you and keep you.
She probably would!
Humble Prayers up for all of you in this tender time... Know the Lord in all his mercy is standing with you and waiting to take her home. This is the path we all must take at some point, and it appears Kayak is ready for the journey, in peace, with God..
May God Bless this Fine Lady
Thank you Billie....that is a wonderful post & very fitting to share at this time.
Kayak always reminded me to pray - she called me to pray so many times. And now, dear Kay, so many are praying for you...at these moments when you move into the next life - where they say is real LIFE with your precious Savior.
You will soon see the radiant loving face of the Lord Jesus.
What a joy that will be!
What sorrow there is now for losing you in this life - for your dear family. For all of us who will so miss you.
Thanks for sharing your life, your loves, your hope in Jesus Christ, your passion for freedom and righteousness, and your graciousness through this online gathering place.
God be in your dying....and I know He is right there with you and with your beloveds.
I recently went through this with my mom.
My prayers for you and your family.
Prayers for peace and courage.
Prayers up for Kayak and her family.
At any rate, thank you, daisy; you always had a great way of telling a Freeper's story, and times like this I'm especially glad I kept all our threads archived.
You’re always gracious and kind, Billie.
Thank you, too, daisyscarlett. Your tribute to Kay is beautiful beyond words, just like Kay herself.
((( HUGS )))
Good work Billie...you know I’ve always been a fan.
The 23rd Psalm
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Here it is, one more time...thanks Kay:
"When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didnt like it."
"Compromise was a dirty word to them and they wouldnt face the fact that we couldnt get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you dont get it all, some said, dont take anything."
"Id learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: "I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average." "If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and thats what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it." ~~ Ronald Reagan, in his autobiography, An American Life
I hope you told her that, Luis, but even if you didn;t, she’’ll know it soon. I’m sure her daughter, FReeper poppyseed, will appreciate youur post.
I’ll remember this Luis -— I love that quote too. If I put an upside down “red” triangle on my page will you visit it? :0)
(((Prayers for Kay and her family))).
You’re a good, good man, (((Luis))) and I treasure your friendship.
Well then, THANK YOU, daisy! It is just wonderful!
They’re getting harder and harder to find.
LOL — Okay. I will look for one tomorry.
That’s going on our Dose tomorrow night, thanks to our gracious Billie. How about that?
Mama made it through the night last night. Today she’s been much less responsive, and in considerable pain. We’ve upped her dosage of morphine and her frequency of getting it. Her breathing sounds horrible. She’s virtually comatose. The swelling around her eyes has gone down some, so today she’s looked, around the eyes, more like her old self than she has in months. The lower part of her face is still swollen, but it’s good to see glimpses of my old Mama.
She had an episode of severe pain this evening that had her moaning horribly, and it was so hard to watch. It took a little while for the morphine to kick in, but it did, and she settled back down.
Her blood pressure was lower today than yesterday, her temperature up, her pulse up - all of these are signs of progression toward death. It won’t be long now. I pray for sooner than later, though I’m not sure I won’t regret that prayer when she’s no longer physically with us at all.
Anyway, it’s hard-going here, but I wanted to update you all.
Love to each of you.
Kay is going to love meeting Ronnie, and I’m loving the fact that I’ll know someone in that shining city upon a hill.
You are in my prayers. It is tough to watch someone you love die.
Kay was such a joy to work with...she was so humble and could not imagine why anyone would be interested in a thread about her. And she was absolutely adamant that we could not have a photo because she was not "photogenic" so we worked it up with a .gif of a kayak, lol. When she saw the draft of that, she sorta changed her mind and decided to send a photo. And we both assured her that she was very lovely and could not understand why she was hesitant to supply a photo.
At the time of the profile, she had not met many FReepers in person, except for CarolinaMom. She so enjoyed the FReep she did with her and their wonderful encounter with W.
I am very sad that she is losing her battle but know that the Lord will welcome her with open arms. She will be a beautiful angel.
This has got to be so hard for you and your Dad...bless you both as you spend this time with kay.
I am sure she senses you being there...and she will know that you were with her when she dies.
My prayers and thoughts are with you always..and with kay, that she may have no more pain.
Continued prayers for Kayak and family.
Oh Poppy.....we’re here with you, all the way.
Bless your HEART for coming on here and telling us about your Mama. I’m so very sorry you all have to go through this.
Please Lord, heal Kay of this pain, and please Lord, let her family feel Your love through all of this.
In Your Name,
Continuing to pray.
Prayers for Kayak. May God heal her and comfort her.
You won't regret it honey. You only want your Mom to be eased of her suffering.We went through the same thing with my father. And yes, it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I'm so glad you are there for her.
Your Mom was a great FRiend to my husband when we were looking at where to buy a business less than a year ago. Yesterday he talked fondly of their exchanges then, FReepmail and on board.
Our family's prayers are with you and yours, Poppy.
May God bless you all.
Father God, release this your servant into your presence. Please grace her family with your presence as well, and the joy of knowing that their loved one is with you and whole again.
My prayers go out to you.
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all
Deep in the night, a prayer for you. When all is dark, do not despair - you are not alone. Surrounding you and your mother are the prayers of thousands, calling out to God in Jesus’ name.
it is hard to wait. Listen for the Angels...
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