Sunday, September 13, 2015

friend in need

I grew up a diehard dog person and knew nothing about cats until we moved to Washington State and befriended some crazy cat people. One of the couples we met shortly after moving here was Tom and Sarah, two transplants from Ohio, who had two cats at the time, Elmo and Lucy, and they had countless hours of entertaining cat stories!

Misha, Aug 2007
Lucy and Elmo were pretty cool cats and then later came Misha, a young fluffy black kitty who was lots of fun. She loved to play and be silly. One time when Tom and Sarah were away for a few days, I got to look after Misha and in that time I really connected with her. These three cats were my first introduction to the crazy world of cats, my heart was open.

My heart holds a great deal of gratitude to Tom and Sarah, two delightful, amazing friends who have journeyed with us in life (the good and the bad) over the past 12 years. In addition to Misha, Tom and Sarah now have an 8 year old son and a young dog, both of which keep them quite busy.

Tom, Sarah, Laura, and me after hiking up to Lake 22, June 2003
Sometimes our blessed lives quickly turn upsidedown, giving us pause to consider the preciousness of life itself. Such a turn happened very recently when Sarah learned that she has advanced stage cancer. A few tests after the initial discovery revealed the cancer had spread to several places throughout her body. The prognosis given was grim. 

Sarah, Aug 2015
This Monday, the 14th, Sarah goes in for more extensive testing and exploratory surgery so the doctors can better understand the extent of her condition and then hopefully they can come up with a treatment plan. 

Blog friends, I am scared - we are all really scared. I would be immensely grateful for your prayers and purrs for Sarah, Tom, and their 8 year old son. Thank you.

18 comments:

  1. All our purrs and purrayers to Sarah and her family, and to you too. We hope the doctors can give her good treatment options. (((Hugs))) and peace.

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  2. Oh dear. We are all sending tons of purrs and prayers to Sarah and her very special family.

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  3. Praying for your friend and her family! Hugs to you!

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  4. We are so sorry to learn of the diagnosis of your young Friend Sarah. We will keep her and her family in our prayers and hope that there is treatment available that will help her in her Journey.

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  5. Sending healing vibes to Sarah and you all! Good luck on those tests tomorrow.

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  6. We wish Sarah all the best. Believe in miracles!

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  7. Will certainly send prayers of hope for Sarah......as a cancer survivor I know it can be done......faith, hope, and super doctors - miracles do happen. Hope Sarah gets hers'.

    Hugs, Pam (and Sammy)

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  8. My friend, having stood strongly because of my knowledge of the Lord for and with my son for all three of his cancers and treatment; I will tell you that I KNOW you too as well as her family will stand strong for and with her as well. I know the shock and fear BUT putting hers and you all's hands TRUSTINGLY in the Lord's, will absolutely make a difference. I am a witness to that peace.

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  9. sending all of the purrs and prayers we can muster (((hugs)))
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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  10. Will be sending daily prayers and positive thoughts to Sarah, her family and to you. Stay strong and remain hopeful.

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  11. purrs of healing and condolence and strength to all of you.

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  12. We be sendin' purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  13. Sending gentle headbutts, purrs and prayers for your friend Sarah and her family. We all send healing vibes to her during her time of need. We wifh her good luck in her surgery and test she has coming up.

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  14. I will add your friend Sarah and her family to my "list"...good thoughts and Karma to her. Please keep us updated...

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  15. I will be praying for Sarah and her family.

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  16. I will be praying heavily for your dear friend Sarah, as well as for you and her other friends and family. And of course purrs and barks are being sent her way as well.

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  17. We are purring for your friend Sarah. Paws crossed.

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  18. we are a little behind and just saw this....we are sending LOTS of purrs to your friends and you all

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