Wednesday, December 30, 2009


We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. (Joseph Campbell )

well, guess it is time to share a bit more on what i alluded to on a previous post in darling motorcycle man was diagnosed with cancer on July 10....when he had surgery to remove a lump in his leg...sarcoma.....we were sure that he beat it as they got it all and his CT scans were clear...he had 3 months of radiation which was very rough...but, we were very hopeful that is was gone...the drs even used the "CURE" word.......I did my November shows with no worries....then around the beginning of Dec. Lar was not feeling well...his back hurt and he started coughing.....and also around this time the wedding was ramping up to full speed. we had the bridal shower/party on Dec. 5th...then launched into wedding frenzy.....all the while my sweet man still was not doing so great and finally went to the dr..he said pneumonia....but, just to be sure lets send the xray for a second opinion.......Dec. 17th we got the news the cancer had gone to both lungs.....dec. rehearsal ..lar could not attend as he was having a PICC line inserted for the chemo..but, he did make it to the rehearsal dinner....I am in total shock by now as we all were...dec. 19th and coral and her bridesmaids assemble flowers and get our nails and toes did i do it? autopilot i guess. dec. 20th is the wedding day and we had the morning Vietnamese wedding ceremony then off to get hair and makeup done then wedding ceremony downtown at The Crown is all so surreal to me......dec. 21 (morning after the wedding) chemo begins.......this is a new journey for my family.......I ask that you keep my sweet man in your prayers. he has always been my Knight In Shining Armor.....taking care of me and the kids....I have truly lived a fairy tale it is my turn to take care of him. I know LOVE...therefore I am Truly Blessed.

Heart Hugs,


  1. I am so sorry for you and your sweetie. {{Hugs}}

  2. Oh, Coleen - My heart is hurting for you and what you and your dear hubby are going through. You will be in my prayers and in my thoughts through the days and weeks ahead. May God bless you with a good New Year and give your sweet man health once again. I will be checking in often to see what you have to share - thank you for sharing this path you are on with us. A year ago we lost our young son-in-law very suddenly to a massive heart attack. The way my blog friends and even those who had never read my blog or ever known me came around us was incredible. I know they will do the same for you, my friend.
    Hugs from my heart to yours,

  3. Coleen, I admire your inner strength, your courage, your sweetness. Keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Words cannot say all. I am here, let me know what I can help.

  4. Oh Coleen, I am sorry to hear this Hon, I will keep you two in my prayers!
    Sometimes life is hard hitting and we get blindsided, but I know that you have lots of friends through blogging that all pulling for you. I am sending you big hugs!!!!!
    Take care,
    Margaret B

  5. Dear Coleen, I'm so very sorry sweet girl!!!! I will keep your husband, you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers...for complete healing! hugs and love, Dawn

  6. Dearest Coleen,
    Please know sweet friend you, and your sweet love are always in my prayers!!~~~~~Deborah

  7. My dear friend, you and your 'motorcycle man' have been in our thoughts and prayers, and will continue to be. I am so sorry to hear that the joyful time of your daughter's wedding was shadowed by this situation... but I know, as do you, that all things work together for Good for those who love the Lord. He is working in your lives every moment... we can see it, and expect a miracle.

    Heart Hugs,
    Deb & Bob @ Retreat

  8. Unexpected is certainly the right word. Oh. I am so so so sorry - for the roller coaster of emotions this triggers.
    As a cancer survivor - I do believe in miracles.
    Many times the Lord works thru modern technology to bring about those miracles.
    But miracles non the less.
    I will have you in my prayers...remembering we are in the "hollow of His hands". May you have peace and comfort during this UNEXPECTED time.
    Do you feel this big hug? I hope so.

  9. I am always here for you, praying for you, holding your hand. I believe Larry will beat this, just like last time. I am glad you posted about it as there is power out here..power of blog prayer.

  10. Yes, I will pray for a MIRACLE for your man. I understand now the choice of the word. May you both be uplifted in JOY through the walking together through this difficult time.

  11. I'm so very sorry to hear that your sweet hubby has had this diagnosis, especially at what should be such a happy time. It's hard to know what to say...words are cheap...but our God does have everything under control, and "He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think". When we are going through these valleys, sometimes it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel~~~that's when friends have to step in and carry you in prayer~~~He is our Light. I will definitely keep you both on my prayer list. Please keep us posted.
    Jer. 32:27
    Praying that this new year will hold a miracle of complete healing for your dear hubby,

  12. Oh Coleen- hugs and prayers for your and your husband. I will be thinking of you, wishing you strength and healing. xoxo Lee

  13. Coleen.....My heart is heavy for you, your husband and family. Thinking of your sweet husband with many prayers and for you too....I know personally it's hard to to watch your spouse suffer with sickness.
    Many blessings to you both~

  14. Dear Coleen, we are saying the prayers that will help guide you through Larry's treatment and his recovery! Your a sweetheart but you can be tough know that you need to be for Lar's and the children. Count on me should you need a shoulder.
    Love you,

  15. Dear Coleen, firstly, congratulations to you and Larry on your daughter's wedding. How proud you must be, you all look beautiful. I am so sorry about Larry's diagnosis. I know that you will fight this disease together and my prayers are with you both. Your love for each other is truly special and I know that you will be strong for each other. I'm sending positive energy and warmth to you both and praying for his speedy recovery. Love to you, Patty

  16. Best wishes for you and your man. I don't know you (found you through The Farm Chicks), but I will be thinking about you both. Take care.