Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Grandmother Goddess of the Garden

Dear Friends,

A memorial service for my mother, Grandmother Goddess of the Garden, aka Kendra Carpenter will be held on March 29th at 3:00pm at Sanctuary Church, 3101 SE Orient Drive, Gresham Oregon 97080. In lieu of flowers (I swear, she would be cringing at the sight of cut flowers), Mom has requested that donations be made to the Estacada PublicLibrary Children's Program.

Thank you all again for your love and support through this difficult time.

Melissa Marie, First Born Child of My Mother's Loins

Sunday, March 15, 2009


This morning at 7:30am, our mother passed away after a nearly year long battle with cancer. We want to thank everyone who has been so kind to our mother and family throughout this time. This blog was very important to Mom. She enjoyed reading all of your posts and sharing her life with all you. We are in the process of making arrangements for her memorial service and will post information as we have it.

Thank you again to all of you.

Melissa, Jay and Dianna

Friday, January 16, 2009

Quick update

I can't believe I haven't gotten to posting since December 9th!

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were joyous and full of family, friends, and good cheer! Mine was! I'll be giving more details of the insanity that ensued here later...

I just wanted to let you know that I'm doing okay...I've undergone "spot radiation". Evidently the rotary cuff has a bit of the CA in there and the radiation is supposed to stop this constant horrible pain, with resulting lack of use...makes you appreciate the little things in life.

Maneuvering the stairs is hard work, sitting here was near impossible without tears, and spelling on narcotics is really quite hilarious! I'm glad to be getting back to normal!

I'll try to return later or tomorrow...I want to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, e-mails, phone calls, and visits...this past couple of months would have been impossible without them!