|(411) Diane Kellogg
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:27:13 +0000
So glad to hear that you’ve found the bright side of spending so much time at home. AND that some travel and adventure is on the horizon. Fondly, Diane
|(412) Katherine Campana
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:27:47 +0000
Hi Vicki and all,
Just caught up with your update and how you are doing. Sounds as though perhaps things are progressing, but know you have a ways to go, however, I’m looking forward to seeing you very soon and having breakfast/chat and time to enjoy your company. Congrats on the very possibility of your ‘book publishing’ prospect and how could they not accept such a wonderful book. You are an incredible articulator of message to say the least. Know they’ll sign and you indeed are to be commended for the ‘time and effort’.
Sounds as though things are beginning to fall in place and we applaud your son’s choice of extended schooling/service to his country. Indeed you should be so proud.
Happy for you that you and Jeff will have sometime together before things get in ‘full swing’ for Fall. You deserve that time to reconnect and be yourselves.
Take care on the driving and please tell Kevin he’s a ‘warrior’ of his own merits to achieve what we all were concerned and worried for his ‘being’, so hope he has a great time in Montana and that your sweet daughter will have an opportunity of her own to engage in more ‘learning’ and fun.
See you soon, and love to all. Drive safe. Love, Frank & Katherine Campana
|(413) Diane Kellogg
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:28:20 +0000
So good to get news. Wow am I impressed that you are moving ahead full steam, even when you would have had an excellent excuse for sitting it out for another semester. Blessings to all the Whitings!
|(414) Em de Pillis
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:28:59 +0000
Vicki, thanks for these updates!
“Too much time to think can be dangerous. Sitting, walking, reading, writing alone each day while the mind still holds on to traumatic images can allow those images to take hold more firmly in the brain’s patterns.”
What a great insight. Moping around the house can drive a person nuts even under the best of circumstances. It sounds like you’re finding your way to a sustainable balance.
|(415) Katherine Campana
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:29:52 +0000
How nice to get your update and that you are resuming your teaching duties. I had inquired how things were with you of your mom and dad at church this past sunday so it was good to get your ‘caringbridge’ update.
Yes, I do believe that we all strive to resume as normal a ‘life’ after a crisis happens and quite frankly believe that we all are better off to try to get back to normalcy as quickly as possible and ‘get on with life’ as best we can. Know you still have a long road ahead as does Kevin, but you are both a testament to resiliency and being aware of what is important to maintain good attitudes and doing the ‘right thing in your on behalf’.
I know that we tried very hard not to dwell on the ‘negative’ after our experience with our oldest son, Brian, when he was ‘burned’ 35 years ago. We do understand and you’ve made a good choice. Life goes on and we do have to make the best of it and go on ‘living’. It does take time to readjust and renew, but you are such a ‘together’ family that all will work out. Just don’t rush to try to do ‘everything.
We are so very proud of your Phil and send him our Best Wishes and Thanks for being so willing to ‘serve his country’. He’s got to be a wonderful young-man and know how very proud you all are of him.
Regards, Blessing and Love to a great family and wonderful parents/grandparents. Our Best, Frank & Katherine Campana
|(416) Reg Graham
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:30:19 +0000
I like your new Caringbridge format–very fitting. Hope the classroom work hasn’t been too strenuous on you. I know it hasn’t been easy. Love you, Mom
|(417) Kara Hendrickson
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:30:41 +0000
Great news all around, even the tough set back for Phillip. It is great because you are all living life to the fullest and continue to be an inspiration to me with your continual positive attitude.
Peace, love and happiness,
|(418) Cheryl White-Hamrick
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:31:05 +0000
It has been a trying year and then some for your family. Glad to see you are all plugging away – conquering obstacles you find strategically placed in your paths. Though the reason is never to be questioned, the most trying journey porvides for the most gratidfying destination. Love to your family! Cheryl and crew
|(419) Reg Hollinger
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:31:37 +0000
Thanks for the family up-date. 2010 was your “year from HELL.” We’re looking forward, with you all, to 2011!
|(420) Deena McCullough
Mon, 11 July 2011 23:32:13 +0000
thanks for the terrific update and especially for Phil’s address. I will pass along to Mark as he has been tracking his military training progress.
We are thinking of all of you and certainly glad that this message comes with such good news. For the most part you are just like the rest of us now-juggling the usual antics of our children, providing unconditional support and love regarless of their adventures.
Enjoy the ride!