Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Remembering On Livestrong Day


Hi everyone, Katie here.

Today is a very special day. A day that unites us. A day for remembrance. A day for hope.

Each of our lives has been touched by cancer. Many have suffered. Some have lost.

Today Glogirly and I would like to dedicate our blog to all of our friends and family that we have lost and those that continue to fight for life in the battle against cancer. We've flipped the switch to YELLOW in their honor.

When we look back and remember, our hearts fill with joy, yet our eyes fill with tears. We're reminded that joy and sorrow live together.  One without the other, well life just doesn't work that way.

Glogirly's mother, in the arms of her oldest sister, Gladys. Both taken by cancer too young.
Sisters Harriet and Elaine, also no longer with us.

This passage comforted Glogirly when she lost her mother and her aunt to cancer. It comforts her today.

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Some of you say, "Joy is greater thar sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. 
 
~Kahlil Gribran, On Joy and Sorrow


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41 comments:

  1. I am sorry about Glogirly's mom. I lost both my parents to evil cancer.

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  2. The Human's dad was taken waaaaaaay too soon, almost 30 years ago.

    But on the other paw, two of the Human's friends have beaten two really awful cancers and have been disease free for more than 8 years. It's impawtant that the Humans keep supporting research into new treatments because sometimes they really do work and give people their lives back. XOXOXOXO

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  3. Oh, and P.S. You know, hand feeding in my Pink Beddy sounds pretty darn appealing.

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  4. We all are touched in some way by this horrid disease. Our Nana beat it. We Livestrong to help others fight. Wonderful post and we love your header. XOXO

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  5. Sorry fot the untimely loss of glogirly's Mom so early in life. We are puraying for the evil "C" to go away for good!

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  6. Purrs to you today. Someday, there will be a cure.

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  7. Terrible thing, Cancer. We hope it's wiped out soon.

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  8. A beautiful posting ~ and yes,
    we are finding that with each passing day ~ the joy,
    the sorrow ~ "they are inseparable".

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  9. We are purring for everyone whose lives have been affected by cancer.

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  10. Beautiful post.. I also join in the hope that one day there will be no more of the evil cancer and all the evil it brings. Hugs GJ xx

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  11. Our family has been touched by the evil cancer also. We posted about the Mommie's sister and her cancer battle on our site.

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  12. What a lovely tribute! We is purraying today for all our friends who has been touched by this dreadful disease.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  13. LiveStrong and LoveStrong dear friends. xx

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  14. ((((hugs)))) this was a haunting and most beautiful post. I am so deeply sorry for your loss of your mother and your Aunt. That is almost too much for one person to bear. ((((hugs))) and comfort....and love

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  15. thanks for sending me birthday greetings. I am not used to a lot of fuss and it was nice to be appreciated by kitty friends.
    best wishes,
    Diamond

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  16. Beautiful post. We LiveStrong today and purr and pray for an end to this horrible disease.

    The Florida Furkids

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  17. Our Mama Bernadette lost her parents and her parents' parents and many other relatives to cancers we don't even know the names of, and she also lost kitties we never met to cancer. We hope we never get to know what cancer is.

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  18. We hope and pray that some day this disease will be wiped off the face of the earth never to be seen again. Progress is being made, but not fast enough. Very nice post.

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  19. Oops, I read this last night and forgot I didn't comment. Purring hard for a cure. *bows head in respectful prayer* Cancer knows no biases. It affects young, old, rich, poor, black, white.

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  20. We hope so much that this evil cancer will be beaten by a cure one day in the near future. We need to try and focus on something positive or that evil disease will have won by default.
    Luv Sue (Hannah and Lucy's Mum) x

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  21. That was a beautiful post Katie. We must defeat the Evil C. It doesn't fight fair but I do believe that together we can whip it.

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  22. Our thoughts, prayers and purrs to those who are touched by cancer and their family and friends.

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  23. That's a beautiful old photo, just wonderful.

    Things are too crazy for me at work this week to do much visiting/commenting, but your graphics (seen in Google Reader) stopped me in my tracks as I was scrolling through. Superb job on them.

    Cancer has touched everyone I know, either directly or indirectly. Maybe, one day, individually-tailored cures can be developed. Until then, we all just keep sending Light out.

    -Kim

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  24. A beautiful post Katie,we have lost to many family members to the dreaded C too

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  25. So sorry... Have a livestrong!

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  26. We must livestrong everyday and lovestrong too!!!

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  27. Beautiful sad post, Katie. Joy and sorrow are two sides of the same coin. There will be a cure someday soon xx

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  28. What a nise post. We're sorry that Miss Glogirly lost her mama to the evil cancer. We don't want it to take anymore cats or even woofies, and no beans either. We have a LiveStrong post up for our Grampa. Please come by and see it.

    Finny, Buddy & Jazzy

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  29. My heart goes out to you, Debbie, as well as to anyone that has felt the pain of the loss of a loved one. May one day a cure be found and thank you for such a lovely tribute.

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  30. Beutiful passage by Kahlil Gribran <3

    LiveLong and LiveStrong

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  31. Today is my mom's birthday. We lost her 16 years ago to cancer. Joy and sorrow are inseparable.

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  32. Maxwell: we really need to get our mom out more often - she didn't know today was livestrong day. Which is pretty bad because the Big "C" is a pretty important part of our lives.

    Allie: Our dad fights to save lives from this disease every day. We're pretty proud of him.

    FaRADaY: and our human grandparents - all 4 of them - are fighting various forms of this disease.

    Thanks for posting about this and helping to bring attention to a disease that will strike over 40% of the US population in their lifetime.

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  33. I'm so sorry your life has been touched by cancer so many times. I lost both of my parents to it. What a beautiful and moving post.

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  34. What a sweet post remembering those the Evil C took. Comforting purrs.

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  35. Beautiful and touching post. I also lost my parents to cancer. My father aged 36 from leukaemia and my mother aged 50 from metastasized breast cancer. We pray that one day soon, cancer will be a thing of the past.

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  36. Such a beautiful post. We are so sorry you lost your mom and aunt to this insidious disease.

    We look forward to the day when “cancer” is just a word for something that used to exist. We Live Strong today, and every day!

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  37. That's a beautiful passage, Katie. Livestrong and Lovestrong!

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  38. That was a beautiful response by Island Cats.

    All three of my godmothers died of cancer. Now my younger cousin is fighting breast cancer. She's already experiencing complications. Always praying.

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