Friday, July 22, 2016

More on Endings, and Giving Thanks

Well, it's weird to be described as a journalist.  My apologies to those of you with real journalism degrees.  See the story at ABCNews.com.

As a reminder, folks, reading and typing aren't really my thing these days.  I can dictate some text and identify broad themes, but I am getting lots of editorial assistance.  Love you, Brian.  Thanks, Kelly.

18 comments:

  1. Dear Alison. I was guided to your article. My wife has suffered brain tumors and the last one ended with a stroke. She is paralyzed on one side and can't eat or talk. She is in hospice. You have put into words what I have been feeling. I pray a miracle finds you healed and going to process parties! Never give up and never surrender. You are awesome! God Bless you!

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    1. Thank you for this, Lou. I am sorry your wife and I have (or will have) so much in common.

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  2. Dear Alison. I was guided to your article. My wife has suffered brain tumors and the last one ended with a stroke. She is paralyzed on one side and can't eat or talk. She is in hospice. You have put into words what I have been feeling. I pray a miracle finds you healed and going to process parties! Never give up and never surrender. You are awesome! God Bless you!

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  4. Hi Alison,

    I came across you today and I want to tell you how much you've touched my heart! I want to believe in a miracle for you! I believe some come true. I believe the world needs you. We need you! I like you connect about a having a purposeful life! I'm searching for that myself! I don't know where to begin. It's just an incredibly strong feeling within. I see your beautiful and vibrant spirit in your pictures and in the words your say. I to it inside my heart as I write to you now. I'll say a prayer in thanks and in hopes that you're spirit lives on in all the hearts like mine you've touched.

    Bless you! xoo!

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  5. Hi Alison,

    I came across you today and I want to tell you how much you've touched my heart! I want to believe in a miracle for you!!! I believe some come true! I believe the world needs you! We need you! I like your comment about a having a purposeful life! I'm searching for that myself! I don't know where to begin. It's just an incredibly strong feeling within! I see your beautiful and vibrant spirit in your pictures and in the words your say. I feel it inside my heart as I write to you now. I'll say a prayer in thanks for you, and in hopes that you're spirit lives on in all the hearts like mine you've touched.

    Bless you! xoo!

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  6. Hi Alison,

    I came across you today and I want to tell you how much you've touched my heart! I want to believe in a miracle for you!!! I believe some come true! I believe the world needs you! We need you! I like your comment about a having a purposeful life! I'm searching for that myself! I don't know where to begin. It's just an incredibly strong feeling within! I see your beautiful and vibrant spirit in your pictures and in the words your say. I feel it inside my heart as I write to you now. I'll say a prayer in thanks for you, and in hopes that you're spirit lives on in all the hearts like mine you've touched.

    Bless you! xoo!

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  7. Dear Mr. Piepmeier,

    Thank you for sharing as your news column and blog help all of us to be grateful for the simple things which we so often take for granted. I will keep you and your family in my daily prayers.

    God bless you

    GC

    P.S. Will Maybelle live with her father in the future?

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  8. Everything in this world is vanity (emptiness or nothingness). The only question is what we have in eternity. If we reject the Lord Jesus Christ and his work on the cross (dying for our sins), we will be cast into hell. God cannot have sin in his presence. I beg you to repent of you sins and turn to God. Put your trust in his Son the Lord Jesus Christ. He will give you eternal life. If you haven't done so already, please, please do it now. I want you to live.

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  9. Alison, may your heart have peace. You have fought a fine fight, touched the lives of many, been tested with the worst of life's challenges and won by not becoming bitter and withdrawn. You set a good standard for us to reach for, courage in the face of many challenges and demonstrating love everyday. May each day continue to bring you beauty, love, and comfort. I hope you get a chance to listen to this ... It seems to me Roberta Flack was singing for you, "Bridge over Troubled Water." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k49yMJE8jyg&index=3&list=RDdpNdMIAnKko

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  10. Alison, I have had a genetic form of cancer my whole life - hundreds of surgeries to keep it in check the last 40+ years. Unrelated to all that, I spent a month in a coma in 2008, dying three times, being pronounced dead the third time - friends and family were told I had died. They found me "barely alive" four hours later. Amazing times - which you can find out more about by Googling Cafe Marlene if you want. But, no matter what, no worries I can assure you. From what I was shown and learned in those three visits, the next plane if full of people with similar interests to yours, and eternity doing what you enjoyed most here - whatever that is... Richard - richard_custis@yahoo.com if I can help...

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  11. Alison, Compound W, freeze off any warts. They're related to the virus that caused your tumor. Freeze off only 2/3 of each one. Your white blood cells will do the rest.
    Bob

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  12. Alison....you are inspiring - I just read your blog/story. God bless and keep you in his arms. As one who has raised over $1 million for cancer research after losing family to it, I am still hopeful for something to save you and others who are suffering from this terrible disease. You are a beautiful soul - thank you for your uplifting words of hope to others who brave and battle this disease. Love, Carol

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    1. Thanks for all you have done, Carol! So much research remains to be done.

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  13. Alison,
    Thank you for your courage. I am just now finding you through your blog. I think if I got to meet you much earlier- (Director of Gender and Women's Studies, awesome mother of Special Needs daughter, brave truthful soul)- you just sound like my kind of soul sister. I feel like what's ahead of you will be AMAZING. I wish you could write to us from the other side. I'm thinking maybe you will find some way to do that. If you see my grandmother on the other side- just give her a big nod in soul energy and she'll know it's from me. I LOVE you and am grateful for your energy and contribution in this world. Sending massive hugs and soothing happy healing soul energy to you and your family.
    Love, Peace and Fish Grease 😘❤️πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’–

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  14. Thank you for sharing. Thank you.
    Dyana Bagby

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  15. You amazed me growing up and you still amaze me now. You are an inspiration to countless people and a beautiful soul. I'm so sorry for all that you've had to endure but I'm so happy for the beautiful life you've had. Your Maybelle is so very precious and blessed God chose you to be her Mommy. My heart breaks for her having to face life without you. I have been and will continue to pray for you, your sweet girl and your husband.
    Blessings, Ashley "Duncan" Jones

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