Friday, September 16, 2011

Gammys and Blogs, LOL!

Ok, second time blogging and I promise you this will be as bad as the last one! Haha! Uh, is there a "blogging for dummies" book out there anywhere? I need a link, quick!

Let me begin with a quick note on my thankfulness to my Saviour this morning! God has truly been good to this ole gal! I will not list my blessings because I would be here for days! But I want to continually let them run thru my mind with praises chasing them. I do not want to be "unthankful"!

Kari did great at chemo Tuesday. It is a different phase but she seems to be settling into the clinic routine very well. It is an all day affair and she was wiped out but everything went great! PTL! She doesn't go back until next Friday.

Ashlee does such a great job keeping us all informed. She is so honest, sharing her ups and downs and the wonderful pictures of the babies. She is one awesome girl! God is using her to touch so many people!

I am not sure if you know but she had to make a very hard decision and a step by faith concerning her job. Taking in consideration Kari's condition, her being the sole caregiver (since Matthew is gone trucking so much) and one worn out Gammy, she decided to resign her job until we see the end of this (high maintenance) journey. This was not an easy decision but one she invested a lot of prayer in and felt she needed to make. On the other hand, since making this choice, the babies have loved it! Ashley's dream to be a full time, stay at home mom is now in full swing! I am not complaining (I LOVE MY GRANDBABIES) (AND I WOULDN'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR OUR TIMES TOGETHER)but I am thoroughly enjoying being a Gammy instead of the babysitter!

Which brings me to the reason for this post. No, regardless of what you think, I am not blogging because I love it nor am I addicted to it!!! LOL!!! We are planning a benefit singing for Kari and I wanted to get the word out! So many people have helped (and we thank God for you) but others have said, "How can we help?" We are planning this fund raiser in order to help relieve the stress of finances through the end of the year. November 10 & 11 at our church, Olde Path Holiness Church in Danville, KY, Bro Jamie and Sis Jennifer Holcomb and family from Hollywood, AL will be ministering and then on Saturday, the 12th at 12.00 pm we will be hosting a benefit singing for Kari. The Holcombs, the Baldwins from IN, our very own choir and KARI will be singing! We will be taking a freewill love offering which will go to Kari. Also we will be selling concessions afterward with proceeds going to Kari. We plan to have a glorious time in the Lord with all our friends and family, basking in the beautiful anointed singing and presence of our Saviour. We hope you will make plans to attend!

Also, my sister's son-in-law has organized a car show called "Kars for Kari" at Wildcat Harley in London, KY on Saturday, October 1. I think it lasts from 12 - 7. Kari will be there awarding her favorite "hotrod"! Hope to see you there! We are so thankful to family and friends for all they have done on our behalf. God is so good and so many times He uses His people to bless and help others.

We have set up an account with Farmer's National Bank in Danville as
"Kari Kontributions". Donations may be sent straight to the bank at
Farmers National Bank, PO Box 28, Danville, KY 40422 or sent to our
home address at Karen Noe, 229 Highland Court, Danville, KY 40422.
Please make checks out to "Kari Kontributions". A great big THANKS to
all those who have given, called, prayed, sent cards and/or bought gifts!
We try to reply back to each individual and hope we have not missed anyone
in our efforts. If so, we have not overlooked you on purpose and please
accept our apologies. You are ALL important to us! We love you!!!

Ok, before I go, have you got time for one Gammy story? Since Kari has not been
staying with me, we have been having Gammy days where I get her for the day. She has it planned to the hilt, with trips to the Gorilla carwash, the library, Cracker Barrell, making chicken and dumplings etc. (there's no end to her imagination) Last night after church she decided to stay all night. She has this big Perdita dog that Pappy rescued when someone moving lost it on the road. We had to put a "Port" in Perdita and doctor her with "magic milk". lol It is amazing what this four year old knows. Anyway, last night, Malachi wanted to take Perdita home with him. Of all the crying and kissing and loving, Kari bestowed on Perdita, you'd have thought she was losing her best friend. Malachi finally caved and let Kari keep her! She lit up like she had swallowed the sun. lol! Yes, she is a mite spoiled and massively overdramatic!!! At midnight after not being able to go to sleep, she raised up in bed and said, "Gammy, I am just gong to have to go home". She called her Dad and told him to come get her. Then said, "Nevermind, I will just have Pappy bring me". She proceeded to ask Pappy in her sweetest voice, "Pappy, would you take me home"? Pappy said, "Why sure baby", and she grabbed him around the neck and in her Kari way said "Pappy I love you and I knew you would!" Now you can see why she might be a little spoiled! "OH WELL, LOVE THEM AND LIVE EACH DAY TO THE FULLEST BECAUSE YOUR WORLD CAN TURN UPSIDE DOWN OVERNIGHT."

Hey, I might get to liking this blogging! Seriously, maybe I will sneak on here
and share embarassing secrets or something about Ash!! (giggles) Just Kidding!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Karen I absolutely loved this. I have laughed and smiled thru the whole thingy. I don't have a way with words like you and Ash but love reading the things you all post. Like you said love and spend time with your family all of them because you never know what might come around the corner. Thankful the Lord has been with our baby looking for a miracle.

  2. Bless her heart! I can hear her saying that right now. she is such a doll! Love you all!!

    Tash & Jon

  3. LOL!!!! She is more than a "lil" spoiled, thanks to us all!!!!!


  4. You all do have a gift with words. I check kari's blog everyday and I always end up laughing and crying at the same. I will forsure do my best to get the word out for kari's benefit. So glad kari is doing well with the chemotherapy. love and prayers.

  5. I don't have any idea what you guys are talking about, about Kari being spoiled. I CERTAINLY haven't contributed to that at all, you know, and I won't help take the credit either.....:)

  6. Karen, I lover your blogging! Makes me miss y'all!!

    Glad Kari is doing well with her treatment.

    Ashlee, may God bless you for taking that step of faith!!

    I love all the Noe family!



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