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AnvilheadII 07-04-2018 05:44 PM

your absolute grace is overwhelming. it's a rare person who can lift up others when they are in such a tough spot. i am so sorry for the recent diagnosis. i hate cancer. so you just kick it's @ss all the way. shine bright, my dear.

Venecia 07-04-2018 06:13 PM

Oh, Gilmer.

I have few words. They all seem so inadequate.

But know I am thinking of you. I am so sorry.

Peace be with you.

STDragon 07-04-2018 07:19 PM

Kathy,

I wrote your name and quickly realized how stuck for words I am. I am truly upset and in shock but also glad that you've been able to share this with us. So many people here are rallying around you. No matter the outcome, I wish for you to have the path in this that you choose. I will pray and light a candles. Hugs.

Mark.

Gilmer 07-04-2018 07:39 PM

Thank you each so much.

You have blessed and encouraged me more than you know.

(((Suze))). :hug: I wish for your sake it wasn’t so.

Croutie 07-04-2018 07:59 PM

Dearest Gilmer....I can’t stop thinking of you...I wish I could do something...I feel so helpless....sending so much love to you..
Croutie

Gilmer 07-04-2018 08:04 PM

((((Croutie))))
You are one of the loveliest ladies I know.

Thank you very much, Anvilhead. I am honored by your words.

Ann 07-04-2018 08:09 PM

Gilmer aka Kathy (hope that made you smile)....you are very loved here, your faith has always been an inspiration to me and I am sending out my best prayers that God will hold your hand through this. however this unfolds.

Your life has meant something. To each of us, just knowing you has made a great difference. My mother used to say "If, when you die, the world is a better place in even some small way, because you lived...then you have lived well."

You have lived well, Gilmer, and I am rooting for more quality time for you and am grateful for all the light you have shone on my life.

Hugs from my heart to yours.

fini 07-04-2018 08:59 PM

Gilmer (Cow has it right with Glimmer, and we can add shimmer and shine), here you are, spreading kindness, encouragement and, gasp, cheer!
no wonder you are at page five in a thread started just a few hours ago.

the bucket thing...kicking it. okay. after you do the bucket- list things.
yes?

Gilmer 07-04-2018 09:17 PM

I love you guys. :)

Thank you very much, Ann. :hug:

Alysheba 07-04-2018 09:38 PM

Oh Gilmer,
You are the classiest, most awesome, kind woman I know! Although I've known about your (and my) waiting for the news, it is still a shock and I'm sure to you, more than anyone. Gilmer, we PM'd and if you need anything, please let me know. Ever since day 1 practically, 5 years ago, I met you on line and really admired you and felt the same when I came back. I love you and am praying daily for you. All my love, Aly ♥♥♥

tootsl1 07-05-2018 12:11 AM

Be strong in your faith, my friend. I hope you know what you mean to me. X

Gilmer 07-05-2018 03:16 AM

Thank you, Aly. :hug:

Gilmer 07-05-2018 04:16 AM

((((Toots))))

aasharon90 07-05-2018 04:35 AM

Gilmer....
Your kindness, strength, courage,
and Wisdom has not gone unnoticed
to me and countless others.

You are in my thoughts and prayers
during this time as you continue to
seek the very best help that is available
to provide you with comfort and serenity.


Your warm, loving friendships shine
brightly thru our computer screens
and waves, Sweet Lady..!!!! :)

FormerBeerLover 07-05-2018 04:51 AM

Kathy, I was very heartbroken when I first read your news yesterday. I've lost too many family and friends to cancer. My whole life I was frightened by the notion of death. Not just mine, but others around me. When I watched my Dad pass away in 2014, the way he handled it with grace and dignity taught me a valuable lesson. Something profoundly changed deep inside of me. I no longer fear death, but simply see it as a necessary part of life. May the time you have left be filled with laughter, love and joy. You have many lessons to impart still.

ChloeRose63 07-05-2018 04:55 AM

So sorry to hear the news. Sending you prayers and healing thoughts. Peace be with you. We all love you very much!♡

Della1968 07-05-2018 05:51 AM

I had to log in when I heard as I read through the thread it underscored what I wanted to say. You have always been such a shining example of kindness, grace and empathy to people in some of their darkest moments. Even in possibly your darkest moment you are still all of the above. Thank you for the gift you have given us.

Gilmer 07-05-2018 05:53 AM

Thank each of you so much. You guys are a gift to me!

Saskia 07-05-2018 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by FormerBeerLover (Post 6945882)
Kathy, I was very heartbroken when I first read your news yesterday. I've lost too many family and friends to cancer. My whole life I was frightened by the notion of death. Not just mine, but others around me. When I watched my Dad pass away in 2014, the way he handled it with grace and dignity taught me a valuable lesson. Something profoundly changed deep inside of me. I no longer fear death, but simply see it as a necessary part of life. May the time you have left be filled with laughter, love and joy. You have many lessons to impart still.

Dearest Kathy, FBL said it so very well! My view of death changed when I sat with my mother when she took her last breath.

I won’t give you any advice because I know you will make whatever decisions are best for you. I feel so very privileged to know you and to have met you. You are unfailingly supportive and I hope I can be supportive to you as you take this journey. Lots of love and many prayers.

happyandfree 07-05-2018 06:08 AM

This is heartbreaking news Gilmer....you've always been inspirational and kind with your words here. My hugs and prayers are abundant for you-


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