Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Full Speed Ahead" says Billy Ray

Today the thunder beings and lightning are having a party here in Florida, they've been at it all night lighting up the skies and it looks like it has no plans to quit any time soon!
The 4 leggeds have barked til' the point of getting the human up to check for intruders in the middle of the night as thunder rolled,
the pool needed drained and the rains fall.
in Southwest Virginia,
a Veteran home from Afghanistan named
Billy Ray and his beautiful wife Yvonne are now home from the hospital after his recent homecoming diagnosis of
Brain Cancer.
He now has sent word to Mom/Dot/Cob
with a smile on his face while happy to be home from "prodding/sticking/probing"
as he wants everyone to know that it is good to be home with his beloved wife and on the soil of the USA.
He sounds like a remarkable man and a warrior of the finest kind who has stood for our country and now I ask all around the globe who read this here,
as he now is in a battle for his precious life.


we can develop into the best and most advanced country in the world
I still do not understand why we cannot find the cure for cancers.
 We can develop Iphone, Ipads, I everythings yet Cancer strikes and plays hardball with folks that have beautiful souls and sacrifice for our countries and do extraordinary things daily.
Cancer does not care if you are an infant, a baby, a teen, adult, old person.
It can and has welcomed a soldier home from war with no regard that he is a good man,
a man in love with a woman and that finally they have met their life long companion, best friend and lover with the hopes of living a long and joyous life together.
Thousands are diagnosed each day.
 Cancer does not care who they are, what they do have done, might do one day.

I ask that you take a moment and sent healing thoughts and energy to this couple, to this veteran who has fought for our freedoms and keep him surrounded with hope and prayers.
There's is a journey,
and they are going "full speed ahead".
Their attitude is that of warriors,
of a man on yet another mission and his wife who is at his side, who has his back,
and who will not be a victim.
THEY WILL NOT GO DOWN without a damn strong fight.
Once again in battle, and making a choice
to stand UP to Cancer
and not to crawl into a hole of despair.
I admire both and their attitudes.
I pray they embrace the knowledge that it is truly not the number of breaths we take,
but the moments that take their breaths away on this journey of life they are walking hand in hand.
Billy Ray you are an inspiration along with your beautiful wife Yvonne.
We are thinking about and holding you both in the arms of the angels as you speed full tilt ahead on the waters and the mountains.

 WE are standing for you
Billy and Yvonne,
along with your friends and family there in Southwest VA, 

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Anonymous

For :
EE in Colorado who is having a horrible time with pain after a treatment on her spine recently and due to return for a serious treatment to burn the nerves of her spine in the hope of pain relief. We are thinking of you and hope that you feel the support of so many now, that you find the strength now that it is needed to support and carry you on those arduous trips ...
Those in South Dakota being affected by the fire, the Lakota brothers and sisters, my friends out there, blessings and safety to you is prayed for,
for Liz and family in the DC area, may healing take place in the face of what could have been fatal, may light open up hearts there,

Julia Skinner and her NRV ELITE in Christiansburg VA,
Coach Carb and family, Cooper, Mark, Marvin, Zaden, Zamerion, Daniel, 
Carol, Sandy, Carrie and her family in Aurora,
Ali, as she adjusts to life without being caregiver of her "POP" in SC and now is receiving gifts from him from the other side.  
For EE in Colorado who is having severe health problems and on going breathing difficulties out there and now having to make some difficult decisions on health choices,  we are standing with you.

For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.
The fire is burning brightly,
the sage is in the air
for all who gather here
and all in the prayer bowl.
 Dianne, Ken, Jane, Walter, Heidi, Lori, Cynthia, Scott, Ali Legend, and children,  Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing in the memory of Thomas O'Brien,
KM, Osh Kosh, Harriet, Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, BK, Stephanie, Lorrie, Pop and his family,
Sherry C.,  Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, D, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, The Patriot Guard, Carol,The Schram/Korabek family, Kyle, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles,  Glenn, "the littleOne", Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara, Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie, Tink,
 Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigade of Walter Reed,   Warren Buffet, Best of health be restored to you sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, Miss America who took time out of her schedule to make a young man get his smile on while in the ICU, Thomas O'Brien sure did enjoy her visit, and was able to enjoy dinner out with her as well, new friendships made there indeed, Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,
Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, "EI", Kev, Chris,
Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra 3 years old who is fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,
Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,
Duke Limongello who was murdered 9 years ago; his mom Jean Limongello,
and all the children of all colors
gone to soon,
and for

OUR President and his family
of our United States of America,
those who are serving our Nation and their service animals
and all who have served
and their families,
May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.
We  remember.
 DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D'Vante, Linda McDonald,Joan & Olivia,
danLrene, CJ, Florence, Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr,  Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer ,
Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks' family , Andrea, Patti, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER survivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*, Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, ** what a joy you are to so many of SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me, prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle! and for Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin, John Knudson, Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
"VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque"
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn, KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, "Probation Professional pals", Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey, and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt, those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA, The Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Hope Hospice, Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green! Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, Beth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie's family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Brian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Helen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform... Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel  of the US MARINES inAfghanistan) and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as "pocket ponies"... the dolpins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
AND for:
Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark's family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . .. 
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl.

 The fire is lit, the sage is burning,
with prayers on the raindrops
HOPE eternal.

Walk in Beauty

1 comment:

oshkosh said...

You know, I have thought this LOTS of times over the years. When trouble comes in our lives, as we all have something that causes burdens and anxiety---I have thought to myself---"But someone somewhere is fighting the fight of cancer, SO buck up and shut up, you, (REMINDING MYSELF) do not have an issue in life such as theirs". Everything, to me, pales in the light of cancer and death. I hate them both, and both of them set me ablaze with hot anger. All sicknesses anger me...

Now you all gonna think I am nuts, BUT many a time I have wished: If I were wealthy, (and I mean big time, honkin wealthy)---cause it would take TONS of money---then I would buy this fleet of trucks--I mean a FLEET--20 or more, and we would roll down the highways carrying WHATEVER people needed, and just start making stops at this house, that house, and build some small houses across the USA as a place for the drivers to exchange their shifts. Run it 24 hours a day --7 days a week---365 days a year. Comes with a crew in each truck that makes repairs to homes, weed flower beds, clean houses, and on and on. Just "things", "items",and
"services" people might need as they tolerate severe health issues in their lives. When the crew finished their job at one house, then they hop in the truck and move on down to the next stop. AND even this would not be enough for those in need.
Sorry this is probably gonna be too long--but can't see how long it is gonna be, cause of this "little dumb box"... but if it wasn't for this little dumb box, then we all could not be warrior-ing in the SAME UNITED PLACE, could we?? Soo---thankful for this little dumb box too!!!!
Hope I did not make a fool of myself----I know we all do what we can to help others in need, but I just would love to be a part of some BIG making people's life easier organization. And I mean big, and stopping all these sickness related issues and dilemas in people's lives, and their families lives that comes with health problems. I do what I can on a small scale, but small scale don't seem to be big enough!!!!