Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday Evening

Gracias, Danke, and Thank You.

I am so touched by all of the wishes that I have received from everywhere, Chile, Germany, England, New Zealand, and of course all over the US.

All of you are important to me and I love reading your words encouragement. Some make me laugh, some are touching and some spiritually moving, but every single one gives me one more ounce of strength.

I am ready for tomorrow and I am eager to make a plan and start the fight. With each of you by my side I will win.

As my friend Ian Moore suggested, I will yell at this thing and kick it in the "you know where."

Prayers are great—I know they help. Good thoughts are strengthening and each one of your messages makes my day.

I now need to thank Jürgen. He is tender, kind, and the love of my life. He makes me eat, drink (no alcohol), and rest. I am not even cooking for him this week.



Lagniappe said...

Stay strong! I will keep you in my prayers and in my thoughts.
Know that there are many who totally love and support you.
I am one of your great fans and admirers.
I will be praying for you.

alex said...

judy, hawke and i and our entire family will keep you in our minds. so glad you have Jürgen!

beer with it! hahaha


Rachel said...

Dear Judy,
I have been thinking about you all day. We prayed for you today in Bible Study. I feel like we have always had a special bond; maybe everyone who meets you feels this way. There is something so unique and special about you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I can help with transportation, meals, prayers, and hugs!! Love you, Rachel (Maples)

MichelleL said...

I have been thinking about you all day and can't wait to hear how the appointment goes. Wish I was closer to help out. You and Jurgen have always been such a source of love and support to me and I want to return the favor. You're one tough lady but don't be afraid to ask for help. For now I'll pray hard and send good thoughts your way. Love and hugs,

Mike Straub said...


I am sending you much love and support from Austin. You and Jurgen have been in my thoughts this week.

I am anxious to hear about your appointment and will stay tuned.

SanGuLo said...

Hang in there Judy. We all know you as a tough, strong girl, and that you'll kick this thing in the arse.


Anonymous said...

Judy, We're so sorry you have to go through this. Sounds like you have a wonderful doctor, and you should feel great strength from the love and prayers of your large extended family. Know that we're here for you and looking forward to seeing you back at that scoring table soon. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Enjoyed our fun visit at Camp Eagle.

Love ya, Judy and Doug

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy,
I just met you at Camp Eagle the Sunday night after everyone had left. I was one of the 'late nighters' still on the cafeteria patio drinking. Even though I don't know you well, I want you to know that you and Jurgen are in my thoughts and prayers. It's 2008, cancer meds/surgery are better every day and you have every mountain biker in Texas praying for you. I know you will come through surgery successfully and strong. Stay positive feel all our arms around you! Kathy Karpinski