DEAR FRIENDS, OUR DAUGHTER TERESA LOST HER BATTLE WITH CANCER ON SEPT. 9TH, 2009 AT 9:18 A.M. SHE WAS 45 YEARS OLD. SHE LIVED 4 MONTHS AND 3 DAYS AFTER LEARNING SHE HAD STAGE 4 COLON CANCER. WE MISS HER SO MUCH BUT WOULD NOT WANT HER BACK TO SUFFER FROM THIS HORRIBLE KILLER ********************************* 10-5-2010 PLEASE VISIT ABBY AND ZACH'S DADDY
ANTHONY RED ON OCT.-9-2010...IT WILL BE HIS FIRST ANGEL DAY...........
ALSO MY DADDY'S BIRTHDAY IS OCT-27-2010
MOTHER AND DADDY WERE MARRIED ON OCT.-24-1936
Sending You All My Love...Martha ***********************************
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR TERESA ON THE 18TH. EVERYONE THAT TOOK THE TIME TO REMEMBER HER ONCE AND MORE THAN ONCE I SO AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE SUCH KIND CARING FRIENDS HERE AND I CAN'T POSSIBLY THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH!
THANK YOU TO DARLENE AND COLLEEN FOR HAVING HER ON YOUR PAGE. I AM SURE SHE GOT SO MANY BECAUSE OF YOUR KINDNESS AND TO EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAS TERESA ON YOUR PAGE IN A SPECIAL VIRTUIAL CEMETARY YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME AND I DON'T THANK YOU ENOUGH...THANK YOU DEAR FRIENDS!!
ALSO THANK YOU DARLENE FOR YOUR E-MAIL FOR BILL'S MOTHER ANGEL DAY AND EVERYONE THAT VISITED HER ON HER SPECIAL DAY..LOVE MARTHA
***************************************** I want to thank everyone that continues to visit Teresa and all of your prayers for me and all of our family.Also all of your messages to me I am sorry I don't return your kindness but that does not mean I don't Thank You for thinking of me and my family. This has been a terrible year in our lives, but having good friends to share our pain has been such a blessing in my life. I know I should be getting better, but I am still very sick and very depressed. Teresa's death has left very painful memories for me and I have to get past this before I can go on with the wonderful memories of my precious daughter. God Bless You All and I pray for God to be with you and your families...Love, Martha
9_16-2010 Please Pray For My Brother Donnie He Started Chemo in March For Tumors On His Brain. "Donnie" has finished his chemo has been very ill, but he had a MRI and the Dr. said it looked clear see you in 4 months. Thanks to everyone that has prayed for him. Please pray for for his continued good health! Martha
WE ARE ALL SO SADDEN TO LEARN OF DARLENE'S MOTHER'S DEATH TODAY. PLEASE PRAY FOR HER AND ALL OF HER FAMILY. MAY GOD SURROUND THEM WITH HIS LOVING CARE AND GIVE THEM PEACE.
"From the president of the United States and grateful Nation."
I remember the words so clearly as they handed my Mother the flag. I had never heard those words before that. As I stood there on that cold November Day, thoughts came swirling in my head. I flashed back to my fathers entire demeanor. How he organized his clothing drawers were. How he lived with honor, how military he was. How he had wanted to be in the National Cemetery and I was so against it.
It was like it was all coming together in my head, I was seeing experiences known only to those understanding military tradition.
He was part of this white sea of headstones belonging to the men and women who valiantly defended our nation. His military back bone had always been there.
He served as a Chaplin ministering to Vets at the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital for years. He was on the honor guard for awhile. He gave blood routinely as he was AB negative, the rarest blood type in the world. Many nights he would get a 2 am call and out the door he would go to give blood because someone was in need. It took me years to understand what a military man is. He lived our nation and preserving it's goodness my entire life.
Memorial Day means so many different things to our society. The start of summer, picnics, it is the official end of winter where I live.
To veterans it is a time of reflection, of their courage, sacrifices, pride and loss. My son has lost 2 friends to the Iraq war, and another that came back severely injured and is struggling with his injuries and each day is a gift as those days are slipping away from him.
Memorial Day we bring into memory those that have fought for our freedom. I would like to thank you, for your Father, Son, daughter, husband, ancestor, or maybe even you, for the scarifies your families have endured to keep America out of harms way.
That as we begin Memorial Day 2012 our families remain strong and we are enduring together what our nation is all about....
"First in WAR ... First in PEACE ... and First in the HEARTS of his countrymen." George Washington.