Fall Forecast

Faith, family, fall…and Finley, of course! My favorite season will begin soon. Each season brings its own challenges–and miracles! Why not live expecting them? When asked what I’d do in the fall of 2019 I replied with this:

I think I’ll do this again each fall I’m given.

Have faith ๐Ÿ’›

My patio gave me love๐Ÿ’š

To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?

Queen Elizabeth II


Have you heard of NET, Yet?https://www.thehealingnet.org/

Radiation begins this Thursday (bones only-internal radiation, P.R.R.T., will be given at the end of the month). I appreciate your thoughts and prayers as my excellent team of doctors and caregivers move forward with new treatments. I’ve provided links on my website for anyone interested in this rare cancer. I’m happy to report I have a new friend on WP that is also a NET patient. There are about 40 others across the country that are part of a message board I’m on. For any illness or disease support is crucial. Let’s look past the “looks” and know that we all have struggles. If it’s hurting your rally or resolve, upsetting your day, or causing any issues in your life then it’s a challenge–big or small. No matter the “size” of the condition, know this: you are loved and YOU MATTER!


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72 thoughts on “Fall Forecast

  1. Ginger Salvatore

    Karla, I love your fall forecast for 2019! And I love that you are here in 2022 to live out that fall forecast again. Thursday is a most important day for you. Radiation treatments that will help you to live your life as fully and happily as you can.

    These treatments will likely take some of the โ€œzippetyโ€ out of your โ€œdoodahโ€, but your faith and sweet Finley and loving caregivers and your team of medical professionals will be there to assist you on this new journey to living your life while you continue to help others to live theirs.

    You are a hero to many of us. Your positive attitude is so refreshing in the murky world of cancer. Iโ€™m sending my prayers and positive thoughts your way. You are loved and admired and you most certainly matter.

    Listen Karla, it ainโ€™t over until the Fat Lady sings, and I have my foot in her mouth! Ginger

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    1. Ginger, you had my eyes watering with tears and then with laughter. ๐Ÿ’• Iโ€™m trying SO hard to stay positive! Iโ€™ll try my best to keep my โ€œdoodahโ€ in tact as much as possible! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜˜ if Iโ€™m absent here some youโ€™ll know my zippety zipped. I feel the love and prayers, Ginger. Sending them your way too! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฅฐ

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  2. Karla; I will be praying HARD for you as you begin this next phase of the journey. You clearly know this already, but I will remind you that God is holding you tenderly in his hands whispering, “I’ve got you. No need to worry.” Thank you for being vulnerable enough to share the details of your battle with your “public.” I am not sure I can explain WHY it is true, I just know it is: more prayer is better.

    Blessings; – Russell B.

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    1. Russell, more prayer is appreciated. I believe ๐Ÿ’ฏ the way you do. And the visual imagery warms my heart when I HEAR HIM say, โ€œDonโ€™t worry.โ€ He means it! And I know you mean it when you pray! Thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  3. My heart is coming for a ride with you Karla, with God’s love most definitely bound within as well. An embrace as each moment goes by to a new future. He is always there, especially in the harder times. He told me once ‘I am the giver of life’, so I let go and finally understood what faith truly was. And you have shown me this also with your journey. Thank you. Big hugs dear lady, may it all go well ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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    1. Thank you, Val. Yes! The prayers for the doctors and caregivers are so important. Finley and I are hugging you back. Please tell your womenโ€™s group thank you, again. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—

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  4. I’m very happy to hear that you’ve made contact with others facing the same struggle — that matters so much as I learned in another lifetime when my right hip went south. Not being alone with struggles and decisions, having other humans with whom to share fears and doubts, others who have direct experience is so very helpful both psychically and physically. It’s a way to know, “Ah, this is OK. This is what happens to people when they undergo this treatment.” Doctors can be amazing humans, but they’re not the ones having the in treatment. God holds us in his hands, but He’s not the one having the treatment, feeling the apprehension, or feeling the side effects. Thankfully, He has given us other people — and dogs. โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Much love to you and Finn from Bear, Teddy and me.

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    1. MAK, this is beautiful.๐Ÿ’• When I started finding others it felt like I had uncovered a treasure. God has indeed given me angels (and dogs ๐Ÿพ love that) to walk beside me. Finn and I love you 3 very much. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿพ

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    1. ๐ŸŽถ Joy, you tug mine too! Thank you for always lifting my spirits and smile. Singing and shelter are two great things indeed! Love you! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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    1. What beautiful words, Lisa. I know you understand. Peace is an amazing feeling. Sending love and prayers to you. Iโ€™m really enjoying knowing of the amazing life youโ€™re sharing with your words. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’›

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  5. So happy to see you had posted Karla, good luck with your radiation treatments, Iโ€™m glad you have found someone who is going through the same sort of thing, you can be a great support to each other and my goodness she will have wonderful support in you. Hugs and love โค๏ธ

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    1. Kate, thank you so much. How kind to say. Itโ€™s so encouraging to meet like-minded souls~and to find those that share physical challenges in common is such an encouragement! Iโ€™m addition another blogger from Australia has joined on my blog. I wasnโ€™t for sure how to introduce you both, and to Mark as well. Hugs and love to you my friend. ๐Ÿ’•

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  6. Little River Band, ahhhh! Such fond memories of their melodies. ๐ŸŽถ Your words are just as sweet and manage to strum my heartstrings in ways so meaningful. I know it’s because of the love behind them and I applaud your bravery, your determination, your commitment; but mostly your unchanged heart. Rest assured of my continued prayers, there is not a day you are without them. And sincere hugs to you for sharing your journey with us, Karla. I am sure none of us wish you to go through this alone and I am grateful for you that you have been blessed to connect with others who understand far greater the pathway you are now traversing. There is no doubt you have extended your helpful hand to all those in this new community you find yourself thrust into, and I know they will be richly blessed by your presence. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Iโ€™m blessed to know you, Dawn. Your words are precious. Iโ€™m truly impacted by the greatness of those around me. We know our higher power for sure! Itโ€™s such an honor to walk alongside you and our beautiful family here on WP and in our own lives. I find transparency has been a wonderful way to connect with others with such authenticity. Your prayers are huge to me! You know Iโ€™ll be giggling with you on Mondays even if I donโ€™t โ€œseeโ€ you. Love and hugs dear, Dawn. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅฐ

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  7. Karla, clearly you have fastened your faith! You are a light shining forth of Godโ€™s grace and goodness. You are always in our prayers. especially as you begin the new treatment tomorrow. Would you please email me your address when you have time?

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    1. Pam, I thank you both for your prayers, love, and support. I have to keep my faith intact for sure. There are times I have to fasten it better! Iโ€™ll email you. Love and hugs, Pam. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  8. I’m so glad you found a group of others who are coping with the same kind of cancer! I know all support and prayers are a good thing, but being connected to those who are dealing with exactly the same thing is a very good thing. No one can pass on helpful tips quite like someone who has already walked down the path you are on. Meanwhile, know I’m still praying!!!

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    1. Thank you, Crystal, for the love and prayers. โ€œMay all your needs be metโ€. I love that. Last night I slept better than I have in 5 nights. The power of the prayers truly is evident! Love and hugs to you! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  9. Karla, you have grasped the secret to a happy life. You understand that it will challenge you and hit you with its best punches but you never let the circumstances change how you react. You understand that most of our time here is filled with love and joy. You live and spread love everyday no matter what the day brings you. You will always be an example and inspiration to me. Every day is different and we just have to โ€œWin the Day.โ€ I send you my love and prayers. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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    1. โ€œWin the dayโ€! Scott, you affirmed everything I aim to do in my life. ๐Ÿ˜ญ Iโ€™ve learned that in EVERY circumstance God WILL display his works~its surrendering to it and not to what the โ€œworldโ€ might believe or do. Itโ€™s truly the freedom weโ€™re supposed to know and enjoy. You probably noticed Iโ€™m no longer on IG. I truly believe letting โ€œgoโ€ of any such things as social media (Iโ€™ve been off of FB for many years and will never look back lol) has only assisted my attitude in โ€œwinningโ€ every day. I donโ€™t see circumstances as โ€œbadโ€,โ€ฆI used to say, in my career, they โ€œsharpen my skillsโ€ ๐Ÿ˜œ. If not for the circumstances of my life I would not handle humanity the way in which I can. Like you said, and from your wonderful and challenging piece of life, itโ€™s truly all about love and joy. Thank you for inspiring me too, Chief! Sending you love and prayers. May you all keep โ€œwinningโ€! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—

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  10. I love a woman with grit and dare I say it, gumption. You are all these things and more. You are a beacon of hope for those that have none and a testament to what Will can achieve. I am behind you, I am with you. Go with God.

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    1. This is a rally response, Pam! Itโ€™s moving! Iโ€™ll keep sharing how you inspire me too. It takes a gritty woman to know one! Iโ€™m so glad youโ€™re with me on this journey. ๐Ÿ’› Go with God~how poignant and perfect!

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  11. Hello dear heart, feels good reading your words Karla. They are always so uplifting and strong!
    I know you have plenty going on in your life that may be otherwise, but some how you remain
    steadfast through it all. Here you share your power and help many of us in need in this life
    of overwork and worry. We come to you and can feel your strength so as to help deal with
    it. Thank you for all your help Karla! We love you!

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    1. Eddie, your words are so thoughtful and generous. Thank you so much. Iโ€™m really focusing on taking one hour and one day at a time. To think that Iโ€™m able to help others touches my heart. That is truly part of my lifeโ€™s mission (love God, love others~simple, right?)! I love you all too, Eddie! Thank you for being a ray of light!

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  12. Fall arrived right on schedule overnight as a cold front extinguished the fading embers of summer. High yesterday at 85, today at 65. Keeping you as well as your support people in my prayers. Where there is one in need, an army of prayer warriors intercedes.

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    1. I love my prayer warrior team, Richard! I thank you both for your support! Our weather forecasts sound identical! High temps are going to sneak back in~hopefully they wonโ€™t stay too long. Iโ€™m dreaming of those 70โ€™s and low humidity {and hoping theyโ€™ll linger a while}. Blessings to you and yours!

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  13. Marcela Brue-Lotz

    Hi Karla,

    Just a quick note to wish you well my friend. You are in my prayers. Stay strong and have faith! โค๐Ÿ™

    All the best. Marcela. P.S. I always enjoy your beautiful and heartfelt newsletters.

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