Follow Up To Posting Trouble

Honestly I’ve been trying this for hours now and the first time I tried to post I said I was going to have a hard time posting anything happy today. I’m sure many of you follow Jo’s Country Junction and already know that her husband is battling lung cancer which recently spread to his C2 vertebrae in his neck. Just last night his neck broke and he is now hospitalized in LaCrosse. Our dad died of bone cancer and it’s very painful. That’s the thing with cancer – it continues to take over the body until the pain is insurmountable. It’s at this point that you’d do anything to take that pain away from the one you love and that’s when the wonderful people from Hospice step in. The kids are selling t-shirts that say Kramer Strong, In This Family, No One Fights Alone. I’m going to order one.

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When I showed the hydrangeas in the snow last week I forgot to post this picture of a hibiscus plant inside the shop blooming!

I have lots more to write about chickens, give away books, quilt projects and more but I will need to continue this later this evening. Honestly I could get nothing to download all morning and I just came in from outside to see if WordPress was up and running again.

19 thoughts on “Follow Up To Posting Trouble

  1. Susan the Farm Quilter

    On the Kramer Strong shirts…you might want to see what Kelli posted, because some are saying it is a scam.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Susan the farm quilter – who is saying it’s a scam? I don’t think I believe that. Do you?

  2. Joy

    Cancer is awful! I just so sad that Kramer has to deal with this! Thought and prayers! Love you Mary!

  3. Noeleen Taylor

    Dear Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you and this family .Love, Noel.

  4. Carol

    That is a great amount of sadness and suffering today. I will pray that the Lord is merciful in this stressful family time. My dad died of pancreatic cancer so I know how wonderful Hospice is.
    You surely have a green thumb, I love the bit of tropical beauty in the window!

  5. Linette Stewart

    I am so very sorry to hear what the Kramer’s are going through. Cancer touches everyone’s life. My husband’s sister, his brother’s wife, and my own sister is dealing with it. I will add the Kramer’s to my very long prayer list. I don’t understand why but I know it’s in God’s hands. 🙏

  6. Ellie

    Reading Jo this morning brought tears to my eyes! I’m going to order one of the shirts!

  7. Marilyn

    Do very sad to hear the news of Kramer. I love to read her blog but hadn’t seen any to recent. Will keep them in prayer.
    Will be looking forward to your blog this evening.

  8. Beryl Hoff

    I will be praying. Cancer is so awful, no matter where it is. My former sister-in-law just lost her husband in December after about 4 years of the battle. His started in the ball bladder, which was very rare, it spread finally all over his body. A friend close by here just passed last week. She was diagnosed with liver cancer just after Christmas. It seems someone is diagnosed every week. My brother-in-law is cancer free for 5 1/2 years, now, 2 friends at church ( sister-in-laws) are 5 years cancer free. You just don’t know.
    Your flowers are beautiful!! My one johnny jump up is buried in the 3″ of snow we received Saturday night and now I just got another Winter Weather Advisory for tonight…1-3 inches again!! The moisture is a blessing for summer and fire problems, it has been cool at night ( we had 6 last night) so it melts slowly and soaks in…less flooding. I guess there is a blessing to all of it and God knows, however we are all tired of the snow!
    Looking forward to tonight’s post!!

  9. Cheryl in St. Paul

    My thoughts and prayers are with this family.
    They’ve certainly had tough go. Those two new babies must certainly be an encouragement.

  10. Nikki in Tx

    Kramer’s will definitely be in my prayers..anyone dealing with this needs to read Crossing the Bridge, short, just a couple of pages but do helpful. I hope her hospice give the family a copy, not all do, truly helpful.

  11. Marian Stever

    Thank you, Mary, for posting about the Kramers. I saw Jo’s blog and I just feel so bad for those good folks. I wish them well through this ordeal. I will be sending them $$ to help them along. Look forward to the chickens! The SUN is shining and it is a nice temperature to work outside. Blessings to everyone struggling with cancer.

  12. Joyce

    I’m sad for the Kramers also. Such a loving and giving family… I don’t need a T-shirt. But am sending a $ donation. Here is their address is anyone would like to do the same:
    The Kramers
    111 2nd Ave NE
    Waucoma. Iowa. 52171

  13. Pam from Waterloo

    Thanks for posting today, Mary. Take the time you need to pray and fine peace in knowing that our Lord is always there listening. Sounds like a horrible death this man is going through. I will put him on my prayer list as well. That lone hibiscus is beautiful, could it be that one person that is suffering but wanting to send his own message of goodbye to everyone?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Pam from Waterloo – I “see” messages like that so often. Thank you

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