Thursday, November 3, 2011

No Trip... But back at home and doing well

On Tuesday of this week, mom was put in the hospital due to many complications. The main issue is that her bile is so high that it is shutting down her liver and other organs. The doctors don't think she will be with us for more than a couple of weeks. She is having a difficult time because she wanted to go on this trip more than anything! Even today she still thinks she'll be able to go. But we'll bring the trip here and have a wonderful time at home as a family. Mom has her ups and downs. She would love to see you all, but there are just too many people that love her and she just can't manage. If you would like to see mom, please call and make sure it is an appropriate time. Letters, prayers, and other gestures of love are much appreciated. Mom would like to let you know the great love she has for all of her family and friends. Thanks so much for all of your thoughts and prayers. Mom is very comfortable and feels at peace and this is only because of all your sweet daily prayers. Thanks so much in this trying time. I'll keep you all updated...


  1. Dear sweet Cathy,
    You have endured so much. I would love to share some old YW memories and a laugh with you one more time! You and your family are so special to me!
    All my love,

  2. Cathy,
    You have been such a great friend and example to me almost from the moment we moved into the ward 14 years ago. Thank you for your love and support, and I hope you know how much you are loved. I'm glad you are surrounded by your wonderful family at this time.
    Love, Marisa

  3. Cathy,
    It's been such a pleasure to know you as we have watched each other's families grow over all these years. No one could ask for a better friend and neighbor.
    You are in our thoughts.

  4. Cathy,
    I know that I have written you, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have had such good discussions over the years. You have such a great family and many dear friends. You are loved. What a great experience awaits you. It will be glorious. It is just the process of getting there that is so darn difficult, isn't it?
    Love, Christine

  5. Dear Cathy --

    You have done so much for so many people, ourselves included. We remember telling you we didn't need any help when we were sick, and then Jay came to our door with a big pan of lasagne and said "put it in the freezer if you can't use it now!"....always caring, always helping, and always sharing--that's Cathy! We love you, and your are in our prayers.

    Thanks for being our friends --


  6. Cathy,
    As I open my Christmas boxes, so many of the things that I pull out are from you. What lasting memories you have created for all of us.
    May your time spent with family be special and may you feel the presence of loving spirits watching over you.

  7. Jay and Cathy,
    Our thoughts and Prayers are with you always please know that we are here for you and the family please keep us up to date...
    Love always,
    Sis (Reta)

  8. Dear Cathy,

    Thanks for being such a wonderful visiting teaching companion to me when I first moved in to the ward. Your love for everyone brightens the whole world!! I love you so much! I wish you peace at this sacred time of year.

    Linda Sorensen

  9. Cathy and Jay --

    I was Home Teaching the Massen family this week, and they brought up their remembrance of you and Jay coming to their home and helping with or perhaps even doing all of the wallpaper work in their Living Room. We jointly remarked at how beautifully done it is. They still appreciate that help and your kindness, and since they don't have Internet access, they asked me to state such in your blog.

    Thanks for touching so many of us with your kind and unselfish acts.

    I express their love and thanks to you most sincerely --

    On behalf of Steve and Kathryn Massen