A Word from The Little One

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Tonight at dinner we were chatting about our blog as I have been asked to write an article for a national publication on Care-Givers and Care-Giving in April (more to come on that exciting news).  The Little One wanted me to share these words with you this evening…

“Thank you for reading ‘The Purple Jacket” I hope that in reading Chris’ account of my fight with esophagus cancer  that you don’t give up hope, share in the joy and comfort that you can reap from this wonderful thing, a dedicated caregiver. My siblings have pass on; not only is he my caregiver, he is my partner I would be all alone with out his dedication and love.  Even though cancer has struck me, for the second time, I find joy and compassion being with my partner and caregiver.  Go through life with a strong will, even at those darkest times, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.   Bernard Richard Schiffer 2.5.2012.

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  1. dickwoodhouse on February 6, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Beautiful! We love you and our prayers are with you Richard!

  2. Doug Berneir on February 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I sure love me some, Sophia! I send you all my prayers and blessings! HUGS!!!

  3. sportsattitudes on February 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Prayers and best wishes as always. Thank you both for sharing this journey. Hopefully, you are both getting as much “back” from the blog as we are. Courage and inspiration are always welcome broadcast subjects!

  4. Jill on February 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I appreciate getting updates from reading the blog. An added bonus for me are the pictures. Richard, you look almost the same as you did when we first met
    48 years ago. As long as I don’t look at current photos of me, I think I look the same too. Both of you stay well & I hope to see you soon. XOXO

  5. Patrick Dykie on February 7, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I was helping my wife edit a paper she is writing for a class she’s taking for her masters in nursing. It’s about hospice care, and living our last days in comfort, and dignity surrounded by those who love us. It brought tears to my eyes. It talks about how caregivers are often under their own stress, and often get sick while taking care of loved ones. God bless, and take care.

  6. Chris MacLellan "The Bow-Tie-Guy" on February 8, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Hello Patrick…
    Hospice is such a special program, I have great admiration for those who work in this field, it is truly a special calling, just like being a caregiver. Often times, caregivers get so wrapped up in taking care of their loved ones, they forget to take care of themselves. Tell your wife thanks from me for being a nurse congrats on pursing her masters; and thank you for taking the time to write. Let’s keep in touch! God bless you and yours, too! Chris

  7. adollyciousirony on February 12, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Hello dear, congratulations! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, check it out here:
    Enjoy and have fun 🙂

  8. Chris MacLellan "The Bow-Tie-Guy" on February 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    This is just great, thank you so munch. Now I have to figure out what to do next! 🙂 Thanks again for thinking of me!


  9. adollyciousirony on February 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    You’re very welcome Chris, enjoy your weekdays 🙂

  10. Tony on February 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Hi Little One as Chris calls you. You have a big Heart as does Chris. Bill and I are Blessed with our friendship with you. LOVE YOU BOTH. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY . Tony and Bill