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Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort

ChanteyLass 19 Feb 12 - 09:20 PM
GUEST,Manuel 19 Feb 12 - 10:42 AM
banjoman 19 Feb 12 - 06:23 AM
Nigel Paterson 19 Feb 12 - 06:06 AM
Nigel Paterson 19 Feb 12 - 05:55 AM
ChanteyLass 18 Feb 12 - 09:24 PM
Sandra in Sydney 18 Feb 12 - 08:55 PM
gnu 18 Feb 12 - 05:08 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 18 Feb 12 - 05:04 PM
Nigel Paterson 18 Feb 12 - 11:41 AM
GUEST,999 18 Feb 12 - 09:31 AM
maeve 18 Feb 12 - 09:12 AM
Maryrrf 18 Feb 12 - 09:07 AM
Janie 18 Feb 12 - 08:10 AM
Nigel Paterson 18 Feb 12 - 04:21 AM
ChanteyLass 17 Feb 12 - 09:50 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 17 Feb 12 - 04:34 PM
katlaughing 17 Feb 12 - 01:08 PM
GUEST,I Don't Know 17 Feb 12 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,999 17 Feb 12 - 10:08 AM
fat B****rd 17 Feb 12 - 07:42 AM
jacqui.c 17 Feb 12 - 07:35 AM
gnu 17 Feb 12 - 07:09 AM
banjoman 17 Feb 12 - 06:48 AM
Nigel Paterson 17 Feb 12 - 03:14 AM
ChanteyLass 16 Feb 12 - 11:39 PM
katlaughing 16 Feb 12 - 01:50 PM
GUEST,Manuel 16 Feb 12 - 10:48 AM
Nigel Paterson 16 Feb 12 - 06:13 AM
ChanteyLass 15 Feb 12 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,999 15 Feb 12 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,Manuel 15 Feb 12 - 08:37 AM
jacqui.c 15 Feb 12 - 08:31 AM
Sandra in Sydney 15 Feb 12 - 04:22 AM
Nigel Paterson 15 Feb 12 - 03:48 AM
maeve 14 Feb 12 - 05:28 PM
ChanteyLass 13 Feb 12 - 10:56 PM
GUEST,olddude 13 Feb 12 - 10:45 PM
GUEST,pete from seven stars link 13 Feb 12 - 10:33 PM
Janie 13 Feb 12 - 10:26 PM
jacqui.c 13 Feb 12 - 04:35 PM
gnu 13 Feb 12 - 01:27 PM
Nigel Paterson 13 Feb 12 - 12:17 PM
GUEST,999 13 Feb 12 - 08:14 AM
GUEST,Manuel 13 Feb 12 - 07:43 AM
banjoman 13 Feb 12 - 07:31 AM
Sandra in Sydney 13 Feb 12 - 04:03 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 09:20 PM

I am glad you had a sunny day and that your spirits brightened. I wish you many more sunny days.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,Manuel
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 10:42 AM

To no one in particular:

"The little boy lost in the lonely fen,
Led by the wandering light,
Began to cry; but God, ever nigh,
Appeared like his father, in white."               

William Blake, "The Little Boy Found" (A M Wilkinson, "William Blake: Songs of Innocence and of Experience", University Tutorial Press, 1958.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: banjoman
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 06:23 AM

Sunday - weather is fine & sunny. Played music at vigil service last evening & met a priest visiting from Africa. He gave a sermon about people ignoring each other in Church. Reminded him of the wealth of people (This site) who really do care for each other. Anyway - his prayers are now included for Jane.
It suddenly dawned on me that a lot of people are praying for me, and probably lots of others on this thread who have health problems.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 06:06 AM

ChanteyLass, my apologies, I forgot to say that your references to: "...all things nautical" combined with Music & finally your prayers fitted so well with the sun streaming through my window.
            With Love,
                           Nigel & Ann.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 05:55 AM

SUNday is certainly living up to it's name...wall to wall blue skies...barely a cloud to mar the view here in London. Too early to splice the mainbrace, but much to admire when the countryside is bathed in glorious sunshine & yes, my spirits have been given a boost.
                   Much Love to You All,
                                                   Nigel & Ann.

PS Thanks gnu...hit the nail right on the head!


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 09:24 PM

I was thinking about all things nautical today, but mostly the music. Today was the start of the first weekend since Mystic Seaport reopened on Thursday, so that's where I spent the day. The weather was beautiful: not too cold but with a brisk wind. Now I'm home, remembering you, and praying.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 08:55 PM

ditto


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: gnu
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 05:08 PM

Holdings hands is what this thread is about.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 05:04 PM

if that was clumsy nigel it was very good clumsy.
i did,nt realize you are almost a neighbour;i live in the dartford area so like you had wet weather.nice and breezy AM so made the mistake of putting the washing out!


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 11:41 AM

Saturday afternoon...a wet, chilly East London...not much to lift the spirits, so a clumsy attempt at poetry will have to suffice.

"Walk beside me, hold my hand.
We're using time that wasn't planned.
Don't walk behind & force my pace,
There is no need for us to race.
And if in front your feet should stray,
Hold back, slow down, don't run away.
So walk beside me, touch my face
And feel the warmth of my embrace
As walking side by side forever
Binds so tight that none can sever".

       Ann is spending the weekend with Jane...just Mother & Daughter together, so I had them both very much in mind as the lines above took shape.
       Much Love to You All,
                                        Nigel & Ann


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,999
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 09:31 AM

Can't make up its mind here whether it's gonna be winter or become spring. Knowing Canada, it'll get right nasty later, thaw for a few hours, freeze overnight and be just fine for skating whether or not ya want to. Only fell on me arse once this winter. Had nowt to do with weather. It ain't the vodka that gets ya, it's those darned steppes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: maeve
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 09:12 AM

Good morning, Nigel and Ann. I reckon it's spring here in Maine, because:

*The skunks are on the move, with their "perfume" wafting along the road
*Black-capped Chickadees are singing their spring song
*We have tulips, crocus, and daffodils on our windowsills
*Our bantams have begun laying again
*The seedling tomato we potted up in November is full of ripe, golden, "Garden Peach" tomatoes... inside...by our south windows.

Carpe deum!


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Maryrrf
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 09:07 AM

I also remember your family daily in my prayers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Janie
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 08:10 AM

What others have already said, Nigel....

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 04:21 AM

My Dear Friends...What a Crew! I couldn't have hand-picked a better one! As we voyage together, along with your intercessions & words of wisdom, perhaps we could also include the occasional: "You'll never guess what happened to me today" type of thing or a simple reflection on how your day has gone...I'll endeavour to do the same. Whilst my feet are firmly planted on the deck of this wondrous vessel, I don't want to forget what dry land feels like.
            With Much Love to You All,
                                                    Nigel & Ann Paterson.

PS Please don't feel obliged to engage or play with this nautical metaphor once it's served it's purpose.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 09:50 PM

I'm not jumping ship! Prayers!


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 04:34 PM

most all of us currently have or have had stormy seas to traverse.this leads to empathy with others tossed around on an ocean of turmoil, and prayer infused with love and compassion.God bless you.
pete.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 01:08 PM

Nigel, thanks for telling us of your thoughts and concerns for us. I echo what Pete/Banjoman said...in it for the long haul, that's what life really is anyway, isn't it? Prayers, good thoughts, thanks givings...these cost nothing and whatever good we each send out can return to us threefold or more. That's NOT why most of us offer it, but it is said to show you it is NOT a burden to help in this way, as we are each able. Fair sailing through thick and thin, stormy, sunny, and in-between to land on the shore, wherever and whatever that may be, we are here with you.

With all good wishes for Peace Profound,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,I Don't Know
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 10:32 AM

Still thinking of you and your family every day.
Read your posts even if I don't contribute.
Sending good thoughts and hugs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 10:08 AM

"it feels unreasonable of me to expect all of you currently 'on board' to remain so until we drop that final anchor."

Nigel, I was on-call for 15 years as a volunteer firefighter. Of the 8760 hours in a year I spent 2000 of them working at a job I couldn't leave. I also spent 500 hours out of the province or otherwise indisposed. That left 6260 hours when I answered the pager. I don't think keeping your daughter, your missus and you in my thoughts for however long you need it will be much of an inconvenience if you know what I mean. In the words of my grandmother, "Are you daft?"

Friendship doesn't look at clocks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: fat B****rd
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 07:42 AM

Still with you in Scotland, Nigel.
The Very Best Regards from Charlie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: jacqui.c
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 07:35 AM

Here for the duration Nigel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 07:09 AM

I ain't leavin. I don't post every day but I am onboard every day. This is the first thread I look for. Some days, I only read your post(s) and go on.

Heave round to the wind. (I ain't a salt at all... just recalling a song about getting home in a storm.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: banjoman
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 06:48 AM

I think I speak for most contributors to this thread - when I say that we signed on for the journey no matter how long it takes. You need support and prayer for yourselves as well as for Jane, and I know that you are included in all our prayers and best wishes.
Your ship of hope has a first rate skipper in yourself, and a trusting and dedicated crew. We will keep you in mind even if you feel you may have to stop contributing to this thread.
Bset wishes to you both
Pete


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 17 Feb 12 - 03:14 AM

Woke up early this morning with a head full of thoughts & 'what ifs' which I really didn't want to confront or have to deal with. However, one of the thoughts needs to be shared here. This 'Ship of Hope' which I launched on Jan. 12th, whilst we know it's probable final destination, the time taken to reach our ultimate port of call remains, and will almost certainly remain, unknown for some time to come. The voyage could be longer than we had anticipated, the seas hostile & rough, supplies could run low...it feels unreasonable of me to expect all of you currently 'on board' to remain so until we drop that final anchor. Maybe you could join me in my metaphor & let me know how you feel about this.
                                                    With Love to You All,
                                                                                    Nigel & Ann.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 11:39 PM

In spite of all our prayers, some days are bound to be worse than others. I hope all our prayers mean that there will be fewer bad days. I'm sorry that this was one of them. And I'm still praying.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 01:50 PM

Concentrating on the Now, Right Here, Right Now, I am giving thanks for a lessening of stress, worry, all pain and suffering. This, or something better, for the highest good of all concerned. So mote it be!

With much love,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,Manuel
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 10:48 AM

Nigel, now that we speak of friends, let us never forget: "What a friend we have in Jesus!" With Him as our friend, we shall never walk alone!


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 06:13 AM

As a musician, 'Time' has always been a friend.....now, it takes on extra meanings which I don't much like,
                        Struggling a bit today...we both are,
                                                                               Love to You All,
                                                                                                      Nigel & Ann.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 07:03 PM

Sending love and more prayers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 09:55 AM

I'm thinking often of you good folks, all of you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,Manuel
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 08:37 AM

Nigel, glad to know that she is nearer, in terms of geographical fact, than before, so that you are now back at home and yet able to visit with her at the facility where she is undergoing the chemo. The prayers continue unabated.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: jacqui.c
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 08:31 AM

♥♥♥♥


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 04:22 AM

thinking of you


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 03:48 AM

Ann & I visited Jane yesterday, following her second chemo session. She looked so well (my Grandmother would have said: "Bonnie"). The mismatch between internal & external...one of Life's great ironies.
                            Stay Close,
                                           With Love,
                                                          Nigel & Ann Paterson.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: maeve
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 05:28 PM

Another boost for Jane, Ann, and Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 10:56 PM

In my prayers, too. Thank you for the update.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 10:45 PM

In my thoughts, in my heart and in my prayers


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 10:33 PM

still with you and praying
pete.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Janie
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 10:26 PM

Thanks for taking the time to check in, Nigel. Holding all of you in mindful awareness every day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 04:35 PM

Good thoughts still continuing Nigel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: gnu
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 01:27 PM

Certainly, Nigel... Ts&Ps continue. Keep the faith.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 12:17 PM

"Time gives us perspective to put things in". Bruce, you're so right...problem is, we don't know at this stage, just how much time we've got. We are 'hangin' in'...just...each in our own particular way. For Ann & I, one of the hardest things is just getting on with the daily chores. The laundry piles up, the dusting doesn't get done, sink's full of washing up. All these humdrum activities simply fade into the background...our every waking thought & every ounce of energy occupied by Life's greatest challenge.
          It's good to know that you're all out there...stay with us, please,
          With Love,
                         Nigel & Ann Paterson.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,999
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 08:14 AM

Time gives us perspective to put things in. I trust you are all hangin' in OK. Keep your spirits and your hearts positive.

Keep well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: GUEST,Manuel
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 07:43 AM

Did not forget, banjoman!


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: banjoman
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 07:31 AM

Dont forget to include her in your prayers again today.
Keep going


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 04:03 AM

patiently awaiting the next installment

love & hugs

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 13 Feb 12 - 03:42 AM

Returned home late last night (12th Feb.) Grandchildren in fine form...a little TOO fine on occasions! Jane has her second chemo treatment today. We won't know anything much for at least a week or two. Apologies for the extended silence...no computer. Ann & I are overwhelmed by your Love & Support. We thank you all from the bottom of our Hearts. More news as & when...
                           With Love,
                                          Nigel & Ann Paterson.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 Feb 12 - 10:17 PM

Praying again.


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Subject: RE: BS: Healing thoughts & prayers please
From: maeve
Date: 12 Feb 12 - 08:22 PM

Walking alongside...


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