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Jim Herd
Jim Herd
Hi Woody and Noreen,
Just a note to say thank you for your writings here and on your Blog.  You help us get a peek into what we have not gone through ourselves, only with relatives and church and community folk.  We cannot really understand, only a bit...but you help us with those we minister to.  My nephew was 22 all last year...in Heaven, with my sister, who would be 41 (if ages progress, that is!!!) And he just turned 23 today...wonder what he is like there?  I knew him only when he was 3 months...the accident which took them both was at his 20 month old time.  So thankful the Lord was in it all, though we don't understand.  Little things help like, the 13-year-old boy who came to Jesus at the memorial service...and knowing that someday I shall get to really know them both (Montana is so far away from Oregon!).  What a day it will be when we all get there...Praying for you as you go through the grieving process.  For some of us (me) it takes a long time...and the Lord does comfort us so that we can comfort others.  Time and time again it happens.  Jim's older brother had a brain tumor, at 60, and shortly after his 61st birthday he graduated to Heaven...and not long after that we began having folks get the same, and various kinds, and we could care some and pray a lot.  Now we have a little girl in our small town of 250 with leukemia, and can care because of all the others on Caringbridge, you all too.  We are grateful for you, and keep on praying.  Love you guys!  Praying, Karen & Jim Herd
Diana Viado
Diana Viado
Hi Noreen and Woody


I learned that grief is one of the most emotional experiences that the mind reacts to that is difficult to get through or get stuck in. May you find peace and happiness, therefore allowing your mind to release the memories that could be painful of remembering her treatment. Like a feather in the wind, a leaf in a rambling river or a bird soaring its wings and flying away...away Sara has drifted, freed of being in pain.
Diana Viado
Diana Viado
Hi Noreen- I'm glad to see that you purchased a book for yourself to help you. Sara did die , it seems, quickly, from her illness. I hope that her doctors explained to you everything that was going on with her every step of the way. I think it helps to know that they did everything they possibly could for her. She died because it was her time to go and her body for whatever reasons was taken over by the cancer. She knew that, and as sad as it seems she made a decision for no more chemo(i think thats what i read in the journals). Time, your book and whatever you choose to ease your mind will help. Keep the faith.
Patty Griffiths
Patty Griffiths
Swenson Family,


We continue to pray for all of you daily - as you continue to walk down the road that He has set before you. Thank you for bearing your hearts, sharing your thoughts and feelings, and allowing us to pray for you. 


   Please allow the kids to help with (and post) directions for the blog - like you, many of us are not up to speed with all the new fangled computer ways and means of communication.  


You know to this family of musicians that a song is not a song without the music - but the lyrics are beautiful. Hope to hear the lyrics set to the music someday...  


                                                              
Diane and Bob Mathisen
Diane and Bob Mathisen
Thank you for sharing your heart.  You have been a blessing of encouragement to me and many others.  Thank you also for inviting us to read your blog.  We came to love Sara at Corban and GBC and now we love her mother too.


The lyrics to your song are very beautiful and to hear the music would be special.  Maybe we will someday.


God's blessings to you and your lovely family.  May you have all you need from the Lord each day to continue ministering to others.  I know He is pleased with your faithfulness.
Ellen Kersey
Ellen Kersey
Noreen - Thanks so much for continuing to write on Caring Bridge. I'll try to check out your blog, too. I've been thinking about Sara a lot this week, since last year at this time we had the joy of having her on the journalism staff. Things looked so good at that time! How much can happen in a year!

She will always hold a special place in my heart! And you're right -- she was very special! Perhaps all that she went through developed that "greatness" in her; perhaps she would have been "great" had cancer not invaded her body. As days, weeks, months and years pass, I pray it will get easier, although I'm sure you will miss her every day of your life.

Ellen Kersey
Jerry Cudney
Jerry Cudney
We wish to "Thank You" for the wonderful encouragment you and yours have been to probably thousands!  May our Lord Continue to Guide & Strengthen you for each Task until the Trumpet Sounds and we our Reunited with loved ones, but especially united with our Dear Savior!  Your daughter will never be forgotten by the Corban Family.  We look forward to your Blog.....JERRY & JO CUDNEY (Class of '63)
Anne  Jeffers
Anne Jeffers
Thanks again for your posts.  Grief is a strange and lingering thing.  After my 16 year old granddaughter, Jessica, died fromcomplications after treatment for leukemia (ALL)  I bought and read so many books on grief and loss.  She died in the spring of her junior  year of HS 15 years ago and just this summer I let most of my books on grief go at our garage sale.  I still have a few and still grieve but the pain is not so overwhelming but still the hole is there.   The sweet memories linger and we were blessed by her life as we are blessed by the lingering memories of sweet Sara.  Blessings and peace as life goes on while you ask 'How can it?"
Diana Viado
Diana Viado
Hi Noreen and Woody


I learned that grief is one of the most emotional experiences that the mind reacts to that is difficult to get through or get stuck in. May you find peace and happiness, therefore allowing your mind to release the memories that could be painful of remembering her treatment. Like a feather in the wind, a leaf in a rambling river or a bird soaring its wings and flying away...away Sara has drifted, freed of being in pain.
Diana Viado
Diana Viado
Hi Noreen- I'm glad to see that you purchased a book for yourself to help you. Sara did die , it seems, quickly, from her illness. I hope that her doctors explained to you everything that was going on with her every step of the way. I think it helps to know that they did everything they possibly could for her. She died because it was her time to go and her body for whatever reasons was taken over by the cancer. She knew that, and as sad as it seems she made a decision for no more chemo(i think thats what i read in the journals). Time, your book and whatever you choose to ease your mind will help. Keep the faith.
Diane and Bob Mathisen
Diane and Bob Mathisen
Thank you for sharing your heart.  You have been a blessing of encouragement to me and many others.  Thank you also for inviting us to read your blog.  We came to love Sara at Corban and GBC and now we love her mother too.


The lyrics to your song are very beautiful and to hear the music would be special.  Maybe we will someday.


God's blessings to you and your lovely family.  May you have all you need from the Lord each day to continue ministering to others.  I know He is pleased with your faithfulness.
Jerry Cudney
Jerry Cudney
We wish to "Thank You" for the wonderful encouragment you and yours have been to probably thousands!  May our Lord Continue to Guide & Strengthen you for each Task until the Trumpet Sounds and we our Reunited with loved ones, but especially united with our Dear Savior!  Your daughter will never be forgotten by the Corban Family.  We look forward to your Blog.....JERRY & JO CUDNEY (Class of '63)
Jim Herd
Jim Herd
Hi Woody and Noreen,
Just a note to say thank you for your writings here and on your Blog.  You help us get a peek into what we have not gone through ourselves, only with relatives and church and community folk.  We cannot really understand, only a bit...but you help us with those we minister to.  My nephew was 22 all last year...in Heaven, with my sister, who would be 41 (if ages progress, that is!!!) And he just turned 23 today...wonder what he is like there?  I knew him only when he was 3 months...the accident which took them both was at his 20 month old time.  So thankful the Lord was in it all, though we don't understand.  Little things help like, the 13-year-old boy who came to Jesus at the memorial service...and knowing that someday I shall get to really know them both (Montana is so far away from Oregon!).  What a day it will be when we all get there...Praying for you as you go through the grieving process.  For some of us (me) it takes a long time...and the Lord does comfort us so that we can comfort others.  Time and time again it happens.  Jim's older brother had a brain tumor, at 60, and shortly after his 61st birthday he graduated to Heaven...and not long after that we began having folks get the same, and various kinds, and we could care some and pray a lot.  Now we have a little girl in our small town of 250 with leukemia, and can care because of all the others on Caringbridge, you all too.  We are grateful for you, and keep on praying.  Love you guys!  Praying, Karen & Jim Herd
Patty Griffiths
Patty Griffiths
Swenson Family,


We continue to pray for all of you daily - as you continue to walk down the road that He has set before you. Thank you for bearing your hearts, sharing your thoughts and feelings, and allowing us to pray for you. 


   Please allow the kids to help with (and post) directions for the blog - like you, many of us are not up to speed with all the new fangled computer ways and means of communication.  


You know to this family of musicians that a song is not a song without the music - but the lyrics are beautiful. Hope to hear the lyrics set to the music someday...  


                                                              
Ellen Kersey
Ellen Kersey
Noreen - Thanks so much for continuing to write on Caring Bridge. I'll try to check out your blog, too. I've been thinking about Sara a lot this week, since last year at this time we had the joy of having her on the journalism staff. Things looked so good at that time! How much can happen in a year!

She will always hold a special place in my heart! And you're right -- she was very special! Perhaps all that she went through developed that "greatness" in her; perhaps she would have been "great" had cancer not invaded her body. As days, weeks, months and years pass, I pray it will get easier, although I'm sure you will miss her every day of your life.

Ellen Kersey
Anne  Jeffers
Anne Jeffers
Thanks again for your posts.  Grief is a strange and lingering thing.  After my 16 year old granddaughter, Jessica, died fromcomplications after treatment for leukemia (ALL)  I bought and read so many books on grief and loss.  She died in the spring of her junior  year of HS 15 years ago and just this summer I let most of my books on grief go at our garage sale.  I still have a few and still grieve but the pain is not so overwhelming but still the hole is there.   The sweet memories linger and we were blessed by her life as we are blessed by the lingering memories of sweet Sara.  Blessings and peace as life goes on while you ask 'How can it?"
Jim Herd
Jim Herd
Hi Woody and Noreen,
Just a note to say thank you for your writings here and on your Blog.  You help us get a peek into what we have not gone through ourselves, only with relatives and church and community folk.  We cannot really understand, only a bit...but you help us with those we minister to.  My nephew was 22 all last year...in Heaven, with my sister, who would be 41 (if ages progress, that is!!!) And he just turned 23 today...wonder what he is like there?  I knew him only when he was 3 months...the accident which took them both was at his 20 month old time.  So thankful the Lord was in it all, though we don't understand.  Little things help like, the 13-year-old boy who came to Jesus at the memorial service...and knowing that someday I shall get to really know them both (Montana is so far away from Oregon!).  What a day it will be when we all get there...Praying for you as you go through the grieving process.  For some of us (me) it takes a long time...and the Lord does comfort us so that we can comfort others.  Time and time again it happens.  Jim's older brother had a brain tumor, at 60, and shortly after his 61st birthday he graduated to Heaven...and not long after that we began having folks get the same, and various kinds, and we could care some and pray a lot.  Now we have a little girl in our small town of 250 with leukemia, and can care because of all the others on Caringbridge, you all too.  We are grateful for you, and keep on praying.  Love you guys!  Praying, Karen & Jim Herd
Diana Viado
Diana Viado
Hi Noreen- I'm glad to see that you purchased a book for yourself to help you. Sara did die , it seems, quickly, from her illness. I hope that her doctors explained to you everything that was going on with her every step of the way. I think it helps to know that they did everything they possibly could for her. She died because it was her time to go and her body for whatever reasons was taken over by the cancer. She knew that, and as sad as it seems she made a decision for no more chemo(i think thats what i read in the journals). Time, your book and whatever you choose to ease your mind will help. Keep the faith.
Patty Griffiths
Patty Griffiths
Swenson Family,


We continue to pray for all of you daily - as you continue to walk down the road that He has set before you. Thank you for bearing your hearts, sharing your thoughts and feelings, and allowing us to pray for you. 


   Please allow the kids to help with (and post) directions for the blog - like you, many of us are not up to speed with all the new fangled computer ways and means of communication.  


You know to this family of musicians that a song is not a song without the music - but the lyrics are beautiful. Hope to hear the lyrics set to the music someday...  


                                                              
Ellen Kersey
Ellen Kersey
Noreen - Thanks so much for continuing to write on Caring Bridge. I'll try to check out your blog, too. I've been thinking about Sara a lot this week, since last year at this time we had the joy of having her on the journalism staff. Things looked so good at that time! How much can happen in a year!

She will always hold a special place in my heart! And you're right -- she was very special! Perhaps all that she went through developed that "greatness" in her; perhaps she would have been "great" had cancer not invaded her body. As days, weeks, months and years pass, I pray it will get easier, although I'm sure you will miss her every day of your life.

Ellen Kersey
Jerry Cudney
Jerry Cudney
We wish to "Thank You" for the wonderful encouragment you and yours have been to probably thousands!  May our Lord Continue to Guide & Strengthen you for each Task until the Trumpet Sounds and we our Reunited with loved ones, but especially united with our Dear Savior!  Your daughter will never be forgotten by the Corban Family.  We look forward to your Blog.....JERRY & JO CUDNEY (Class of '63)
Diana Viado
Diana Viado
Hi Noreen and Woody


I learned that grief is one of the most emotional experiences that the mind reacts to that is difficult to get through or get stuck in. May you find peace and happiness, therefore allowing your mind to release the memories that could be painful of remembering her treatment. Like a feather in the wind, a leaf in a rambling river or a bird soaring its wings and flying away...away Sara has drifted, freed of being in pain.
Diane and Bob Mathisen
Diane and Bob Mathisen
Thank you for sharing your heart.  You have been a blessing of encouragement to me and many others.  Thank you also for inviting us to read your blog.  We came to love Sara at Corban and GBC and now we love her mother too.


The lyrics to your song are very beautiful and to hear the music would be special.  Maybe we will someday.


God's blessings to you and your lovely family.  May you have all you need from the Lord each day to continue ministering to others.  I know He is pleased with your faithfulness.
Anne  Jeffers
Anne Jeffers
Thanks again for your posts.  Grief is a strange and lingering thing.  After my 16 year old granddaughter, Jessica, died fromcomplications after treatment for leukemia (ALL)  I bought and read so many books on grief and loss.  She died in the spring of her junior  year of HS 15 years ago and just this summer I let most of my books on grief go at our garage sale.  I still have a few and still grieve but the pain is not so overwhelming but still the hole is there.   The sweet memories linger and we were blessed by her life as we are blessed by the lingering memories of sweet Sara.  Blessings and peace as life goes on while you ask 'How can it?"