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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall 2011

Rochelle wanted to update her blog. This is what she asked me to type... Danielle

Summer flew by so fast with all the cancer stuff going on. I visited CTCA and they didn't have much to say or do for me. I had several scans. The cancer has spread to the kidneys. With all the medical stuff I didn't get to play with my kids much. I spent a lot of time in the emergency room because of dehydration. I have now been in the hospital for 11 days. I'm hoping to go home soon once hospice is set up. Please no pity parties. I'm still a fighter - I'll just be fighting on the other side soon. Thanks for your support, your help, and your kindness. There are lots of people who need service please don't stop with me. Remember I'm not dead yet. I can still talk and have fun. I have some good moments but please understand I don't know when those will be so don't take it personal. Please have good days for me. Love, Rochelle

91 comments:

Angela said...

I don't know you but have followed your journey from the beginning and you have fought a hard fight. You're a wonderful person and I hope you and your family are able to really treasure your remaining time here on earth. Our prayers are with you!

Nancy said...

You are the BEST!! Thank you for being such an inspiration. Your courage and faith is mighty!!! May God continue to bless you and your lovely family! sending you lots of love The Martins!

Michelle said...

You are an amazing example to all of us!! You are courageous and strong! Thanks for always being a great friend! Love, Michelle Maughan

Our Journey said...

Rochelle! We LOVE you so MUCH! This breaks my heart to read your blog. You came into my life when we were kids, we were from different worlds, but your kindness shined every time I passed you in the hall or saw you at lunch. Their was never a day you didn't have a smile on your face. When we got older you married my bestest friend. I prayed for him to meet a Angel and he did.He loves you like no other and your amazing children are a blessing from God as you are to all of us. Your strength, and encouragment is with us forever. When life seemed tough and I thought I couldn't do something YOU gave me so much strength. I know with out you their giving me strength,so many days I JUST COULDN'T have made it. I am thankfull for you in my life. I love you with all my heart! I would trade places with you in a heart beat kiddo! Please keep fighting and don't you give up! WE LOVE YOU and I won't ever stop praying for you! God loves you!! We are all so proud of YOU!

Doe said...

Oh Rochelle you are so amazing. You inspire so many. I know this has been a tough fight for you and your strength is so unwavering. Miracles happen everyday, I know this because you are one. I have the bracelet you made me around the rearview mirror in my truck and I see it and think of you everyday. It helps me to remember to thank God for every moment we are given, because every one is a blessing trusted to us from God. You are in my prayers daily. Know you are loved and supported with anything you may want or need. Excuse my French, but girl you kick a**! All of my love and hugs. :) KariAnne

Jeremy said...

Rochelle- We love you and your family. Your fighting spirit and how you served others will always we an example to me. I will never forget how you brought a meal into us when Heather was pregnant with Ella and she was so sick. We should have been bringing meals to you but you where there just serving with a smile. You always made my day when we would see you around town. I will always remember your smile.

Jeremy

hatch said...

Rochelle- You are one of the toughest girls I know! You have fought so hard, and been such an example to me! I am thankful for your friendship.I still remember the day we met when you were at your Grandpa's house... I think we were in first grade... so long ago:). It is always fun to be around you. Your example of faith service and standing for what is right will always inspire me. Love to your and your beautiful family- Love, Kim

The Kogans said...

Michelle I'm not sure I have the words...I want you to know you amaze me. Over the past few years I have hardly ever heard you complain. Whenever we talked you were so quick to ask how I was and never thought of yourself. You gave service when it would have been easier and appropriate to receive service. Your amazing family is a credit to the women at its center. We lice all of you so much!

The Kogans said...

Sorry Rochelle auto correct on my phone messed up your name in my post. Of all the times....;-) hopefully it made u laugh.

Brandee Hogg said...

Ro-

You are an amazing person, wife, mother and friend! I miss our lunches (you too Danielle), I always looked forward to the times our schedules could finally relax and we could go! You are a caring, strong, non-judgmental friend to me! You are a gift, my gift! I love ya and continue to send prayers, thoughts and love to you, Ryan, Cole, Camden and Carter! Hang in there. I know your tired of tests, pain, being sick and just plain tired. You have fought the most courageous and tough battle and are such an inspiration to so many! Keep fighting and thank you!

Brandee

Anonymous said...

I'll be honest, I don't know you and I don't even remember how I found your blog. I have been blog 'stalking' you for a few years now. I have been amazed by your positive attitude through all that you have gone through. There is a special place in heaven reserved for people like you. Those who know you personally have all been blessed tremendously! Thank you for your wonderful example of a beautiful daughter of our Heavenly Father.

~Tammy

PRP said...

I've been under the assumption that no news is good news...I'm so sorry I was wrong.

You have been a teacher to our community Rochelle and we are blessed to have been your students. You have shown incredible grace and strength and I'm so amazed by your fight. I hope you and your family can feel the love and prayers that our little world is sending your way.

Much love to you,
Karen

Mother Theresa said...

I love you Rochelle!
Theresa

tharker said...

Rochelle,

You have been such an example to me throughout all the years I've known you. You're truly one of the most positive people I know and have handled this entire fight with so much strength. I literally am in awe of you.

Thank you for sharing your journey with so many. You are a beautiful teacher and a true inspiration to me.

I pray that you and your family can feel our love and prayers in your behalf.

Love,
Tiffani

Kati said...

Dearest Rochelle,

You are such a good friend to me and inspiration and an amazing example. I remember when you were going through chemo and we talked on the phone while I had a cold and the next thing I knew you were bringing me a pot of soup over. I love you and will keep you and your family in my prayers always. You better tell Ryan that I am expecting him to call me if he needs help with anything at all.

Love you!

Kati

Anonymous said...

Rochelle and family,

We have been blessed to know your entire family. I will never forget Visiting with you at the Dance Class recitals. Always made me nervous when my time came to dance, cause I knew you and Ryan were out there LOL. You have shown us service in so many ways. I will never forget when you and Heidi were going through Chemo during the same time. You kept bringing dinner over. Even when we said we wanted to bring you dinner. We even tried to dodge your calls so you couldnt ask us about dinner. But that didn't work!!!!! You would just show up! That's when I knew you were awnry! You and Ryan taught us ALOT by the great examples you both are. Truly wonderful people and will love you all always! Remember as the apostles have told us "Always look up!". Proud of you! You are strong and you are an inspiration.

Love the Wilson's

JulieZ said...

Rochelle,
I have been thinking and praying for you often. My life has been touched by you and the great example you are. I am so grateful you were my visiting teacher and that we were able to become friends.
Sending all my love to you! Julie Zirker

natallie said...

Thanks for thinking of others again Rochelle. I don't think there's room for feeling pity. You are too admired and inspiring for any of us to feel that way. We love you, you are a very special lady, sister, daughter, mom, wife and friend.

Brenda said...

I want to thank you as well. You have have been an inspiration to so many people. We love you! I will never forget the day you brought me a baby blanket that you made for my new born just after you found out about the cancer. I remember being so touched that in such a time of crisis and need you thought to serve me. THANK YOU!

Deborama said...

:(
Thank you for sharing something so personal. Your amazing.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,

I have been following your story, not through the blog like others, but through a friend who always is updating me on how you are. I see her when I go to Jiffy and in her facebook posts. I am so in awe of the way you've held yourself and your attitude through these trials. I know the Lord needs fighters like you on the other side to help with his work. Though you don't know you, I love you. I love you as a sister in this world, as a daughter of God and as one of the most amazing women I know.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and your loved ones several more treasured memories together. God bless!

Chelsea said...

Rochelle,
We have all been blessed to be friends with you, and see your example. I loved seeing you with your family this summer at the movie theater for the kid's movie. I knew it wasn't easy for you to be there, and I was humbled that you would do that for your children. We all love you, and we will keep you in our prayers. Thank you for always staying strong.
Love,
Chelsea

Anonymous said...

You probably don't know who I am, but I want to let you know how much I admire you and the grace you have fought this disease with. I lost my mom two years ago to ovarian cancer. She fought it for a long time and never allowed it to stop her from living her life to the fullest while she was on the earth. Good moms always have an influence on their children whether they are on this side of the veil or on the other side. Thank you for your example. Some of us admire your strength from a far, but have a great respect none the less. Prayers and peace from our family to yours. ~Kori Crowther

Cherie said...

Rochelle,
I, like all the others, was always so amazed with your sweet spirit. I too was brought an amazing full course meal after having a baby right after you found out about the cancer. And after all you've been through I never once brought a meal to you. You are a true example of our Savior and I love you dearly! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and your family. Thank you for being my friend...I will cherish our friendship for eternity!!! I'm sending a big hug your way!!

::lindsay said...

I am constantly in awe of you. You are truly an inspiration to all of us. Each and everyone of us is a better person because of the example you've been. I admire your grace, strength, and faith. Sending love and prayers your way.

Love, Lindsay bates

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,

Thank you for being living proof that miracles still happen today. Although the end may not turn out the way most would want just through your stories you have shared modern day miracles and inspiration that reminds us of our God and who we are and where we are going. Thanks for being you. I loved running into you wherever you happened to be with your kids and me with mine, the movies, the pool etc. You are an awesome mom and your kids will never forget it. Always in my thoughts.

Bryn

scottyd said...

Rochelle I have been thinking about you alot and praying for you constantly to have piece in your heart. I had a dream a couple nights ago that we were playing softball together and it was great to see you face again in my mind. I think about your long blond hair and how beautiful you are both on the inside and outside, and I know you are fighter. I am still fighting for you. I think about our lunch in May and how much fun that was, and I wish I was closer so that I could come and talk to you everyday and be by your side. Just know that you are always on my mind. If you are sucking on icecubes try to imagine they are the best tasting food you ever had:) Sending love, prayers, and hugs!!

Love Carol Vance Decker

Mandy Rasmussen said...

Rochelle,
You and your sweet family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and example to me. You helped me at a hard time in my life - and have been an example to me more than you probably know.....thank you for being you and living your life so close to the Spirit. Peace, Love, Prayers and Hugs!!!
All My Love,
Mandy Rasmussen

Jodi said...

Rochelle, You have endured this fight with so much strength and integrity. You truly are an amazing inspiration to all. Thank you so much for sharing such personal stories with us, so that we can learn from you. You are the most giving and caring person I know. You are always putting others first -- providing service whenever needed and doing whatever you can to make sure your kids have wonderful memories. You and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you! Jodi

Candie said...

Rochelle, you have so much courage and determination. You truely are an inspiration in my life! I am so blessed to be able to call you my friend. My God bless you and your family and I continue to pray for you everyday! Love, Candie

Ally G. in England said...

Rochelle,
I am a friend of Chauntel's and have followed your blog for about a year-you are an amazing lady! You are so positive and have such a fighting spirit! You are such a great example to people that don't even know you personally--I can't even imagine what an inspiring wife and mother you must be! Sending you and your family lots of love and prayers! Thank you for being YOU.

Darin & Amber Bassett said...

Rochelle- Our family has always had you in our hearts and prayers. We wish we could have been closer throughout your journey to help out. I will always remember Disney World and how you weren't feeling good, but fought so hard to be there for your kids. Every day you had so much energy you kicked my butt! I don't know how you did it. Your blogs have inspired me to be a better person. Your are truly an amazing mother and wife.
Praying for you,
Amber, Darin, and kids

Lil Jenn said...

I never knew and wish I had...my prayers could have started so much earlier. I have been reading your blog all morning and am simply in awe of your strength and determination as well as your love for your family. You are a very brave soul and I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Jenn Hudon Neer

Anonymous said...

Rochelle and Ryan you are both my friends from the good old days at KeHS. I ll always remember us joking and laughing in class. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Love Shaun Petross & Family

Anonymous said...

We havent seen or talked since high school. I remember how truly incredible you are.You are a inspiration and a blessing to this world and that you are in our thoughts and prayers, Love you Ro
Love Stephanie Campbell-Clark

Brian Clark and the kids show their love & concern also

Andre said...

Rochelle! I miss talking to you so much! I don't even know what to say now. You are an inspiration to me. I think of you often. You are in my prayers and in my heart. Thank you for your great example.

Andrea Hayes

Amy Ayres said...

Rochelle-

Thank you so much for updating us. You are such an amazing person. Thank you for allowing me to follow you through this difficult journey. You have been a friend since elementary school. I will cherish our friendship forever... Thank you for being such a wonderful example to so many people. My thoughts will remain with you and your entire family. Hugs, Amy Cooper-Ayres

Anonymous said...

My love and prayers are with you and your family. You are a very special person to be so positive.
Your children are blessed to have you for their mother.

Love and Hugs,
Esther (Teresa's Mom)

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
I am so saddened after reading your latest entry. You and your family have been in my prayers for the last few years. Your faith, courage, love, and strength are an inspiration to everyone. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Much love, Wendy Eckhardt-Mercure

Nicole said...

I just wanted to say that I love you. Thanks for being such an incredible friend! Longer note coming via snail mail;)

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
I continue to be amazed at your courage and strength and that of your family. What a blessing it is to know you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With Love,
JJ and Jolene Calzadillas

Anonymous said...

Rochelle:

Even though the ward split shortly after your diagnosis so I didn't see you on a regular basis, you have never been far from my thoughts and prayers. You are an amazing woman! Your courage and example is unfaltering and you are an inspiration to all who know you. Thank you for sharing this journey with all of us. You truly are a stellar, remarkable woman!

With Love,
Becky Anderson

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
I am so thankful to have been able to call you my friend for so many years! I remember playing at your house when we were little and sleeping over and staying up late at night giggling over everything. I remember going to homecoming with you and having dinner at your house. I will always remember your awesome spirit and fight! I can't imagine anyone fighting any harder than you have. You are such an awesome inspiration and example for all of us. I am continuing to pray! We haven't given up! I pray for your peace and comfort. Please know how very loved you are!
Love, Suzanne (Brandt) Pock

Anonymous said...

We love you and your family so much. We're happy to have Chauntel there to be with you guys right now. I don't think a prayer has been said in our home the last 4 years where you and your family weren't remembered. Your faith and attitude is what has brought you this far. It will continue to bless you and your family in the time to come. Just know that you are loved by many.
Jeremy Logsdon

Candymom said...

Doggone, Rochelle!
It doesn't feel like you've been here LONG enough..but you've made SUCH a difference in this earth, I think you squeezed NINETY years into your relatively short turn-on-earth! I know you've done everything you know how to do to prepare your husband,kids and family for your parting, and I admire the gallant smile and courage which you wear like a beautiful mantle!
Several years ago, my big brother died from cancer( after battling it for 23 years!)He'd been through so much, that he was at peace with the idea (ESPECIALLY after a visit he got from a dear friend who recounted to him HIS experience at "dying". He told about his out-of-body experience-even knowing what his wife was doing in the other room at the time--he was in a hospital. His friend KNOWS that there is a life on the other side of the veil, and that it will be an amazingly short-to-you time until you are reunited with your earthly loved-ones!).
My brother took a "todo" list with him to take care of, on the "other side"..I don't know if it's "just a coincidence", but after he died, the "to do" list was happily fulfilled: genealogy names found, longed-for babies blessed the lives of his offspring,his wayward son "came back" and had a wonderful daughter and his wife is in a peaceful place in her life, after so much turmoil.)
You may live 20 more years and show us ALL to our Eternal Reward, or you may go tomorrow, but you are part of a perfect plan, and you have done a beautiful job throughout your trials of learning,teaching, and growing! Hugs to you, and know that LIFE DOES GO ON and you will be eternally happy with YOUR "Big Brother" when you get to the "next step" WHENEVER that may be!

Much love from the Fowers Family

Marilyn said...

Rochelle, I don't know you personally, but I've followed your fight from the beginning. I've been in awe at your strength, faith, and positive attitude. Thank you for sharing such a difficult and personal journey. You have touched the hearts of many, and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

With love,
Marilyn Lott

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
You have been an amazing example to our family. Your faith and strength has been inspiring. You are an amazing woman, wife and mother and I hope we can all be a little more like you. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Lots of love and prayers,

Barb and Gordon

Anonymous said...

Rochelle
I admire you. You are strong and brave! You are loving and kind. Thank you for entrusting me with your sweet little preschoolers years back. Kamden and Carter were always so excited to go back home to mom! They talked about all your fun trips to Disneyland! I remember bumping into you at the water parks etc! You have showed them to enjoy life, endure through trials and love everyone! You are a wonderful mother! I remember when I was Coles' primary teacher. I brought over a little something for his birthday. You made sure that he said "Thank you" to me. Your children are so lucky to have you!
I love you! I love that you have taught me many life lessons!
You have faught so hard! You are amazing!
Thank you. See you soon!
Kristen Hatch

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
You are the best. I had a great day yesterday watching Cole score a touchdown. I have been rooting for you and will scream extra loud for Cole. We love you and your family.
Jeff McClure

us8now9.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for being such a good friend to me and my family. I couldn't have asked for a better person to visit teach or to have as a visiting teacher or to have as my daughter's primary teacher or my daughter's young women's leader. You have always inspired me and it has been an honor to have been in your circle of friends these past years. Love, Pam

Anonymous said...

Rochelle~
I am inspired by your strength and courage. You are an amazing woman and such an example to all of us. As always you and your family are in our prayers.

With Love,
Sherri Stark

Amy Springen said...

Rochelle,
My heart is so sad as I have been updated on your situation. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us through your blog. You truly are a fighter and have shown so much strength and courage. Your husband and kiddos are so lucky to have had you in their life. You are a true example of what it means to be self-less. Thank you for showing us all the true meaning of service....for that is what this life is all about. Please know that I think and pray for you and your family often. May they find peace and comfort during this time. You are absolutely amazing and have touched my life and for this I thank you.
Sending hugs and prayers,
Amy Davis Springen

Our Journey said...

Lord, I don't always understand your ways. I don't know why my friend has to suffer, but I trust you. I ask that you look with mercy and grace toward my friend. Nourish her spirit and soul in this time of suffering and comfort her with your presence.

Let my friend know you are there with her through this difficulty. Give her strength. And may you, through this difficulty, be glorified in his life and also in mine.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
You are our HERO for the strength, faith and courage you have shown during this long battle. You have won the battle....the battle to stay "steadfast and immovable", to have faith and accept whatever the will of the Lord is, and to endure to the end, whenever that may be. We love you and your family and continue to pray mightily for your comfort and peace.
With Love,
Bill and Carolyn Henry

StaceyOstler said...

Rochelle, I’ve been keeping tabs on you and your family these last few years through this blog and the updates I get from my mom from time to time. I’m sitting here bawling tonight after reading your latest post. This is just so devastatingly sad to me. I can’t even start to imagine what you and your family are going through right now.

Even though we don’t see each other much as adults I want you to know that you have had an impact on my life. For starters, I remember as a small child being memorized by your beauty. You were like a real live Barbie doll to me. And now today when I run into you around town (or in Vegas) it’s still the same… Just beautiful! Growing up, you were always very kind to your “little sister’s friend” (me), and I haven’t forgotten. You have always been such a good example. And now today, through reading your blog, I admire you for your courage, your testimony, your love, your spunk and positive attitude, and your strength. You are definitely a fighter.

I hope that over the next few weeks you will be able to have many “good moments” with your family and loved ones and that you will feel the prayers we’re sending your way. Love Stacey Ostler(Rose)

Michele said...

Rochelle,
I am a friend of Karen Johnson and have been following your blog for a few years now. Throughout your journey I have been inspired by your determination and faith. Thank you for sharing your journey. We are praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle-
We think about you often. It's so difficult to find the right words to say. We are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Much love to you!
Vu and Amy

Chase and Elise said...

Rochelle,
I remember being in Relief Society right out of high school and listening to you give a lesson. I was in awe of your strength and faith and hoped that one day I would be as strong as you. You were, and are, such an inspiration to me. I so admire your courage and positive attitude through out this journey and the fight your still enduring.

Although I didn't get to know you very well, you were always so sweet to me and I truly appreciated it. Your an amazing woman and will do incredibly work on the other side. Many prayers for you and your family.
Love,
Elise Thompson(Wilson)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rochelle,
I am so sad to read your update. It is so difficult to know what to say, but we just wanted to let you know that we have thought of you often and are so amazed at your strength through this difficult journey. You have been an inspiration and we will continue to fight in your name to find a cure.
With love and best wishes
Alison & Gordon Webster

Rustin Treseder said...

Rochelle, totally love you! I didn't really know what was going on, but for some reason you and Ryan have been on my mind a lot lately... I just want you to know that me and my family are among the huge multitude that love you forever! loved the time we were able to get together when you came to AZ... Strongest girl I know...

Rustin Treseder

Cindy said...

Rochelle,

Sending love and prayers from the West side. It is obvious you are in the best hands - those of your dear family and friends. Know that I love you and that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a wonderful example of the kind of woman, friend, mother, wife and sister I hope to become. Thank you for your kindness, service and friendship. Thank you for the powerful life lessons you continue to teach me every day.

Love to you and your sweet family, Cindy Powell

Shelly said...

Rochelle, I am so amazed at your grace, strength, and faith through this time. You are such a light and example to me and to all. I am blessed to know you and thank you for teaching me how I want to be. I love you and pray the Lord will bless you and your family with peace and comfort.

Love, Shelly Thurgood

Mary said...

I remember meeting you when we first moved into the ward and thinking that I wanted to be like you. You were always asking how people were doing and so friendly. I admire your family relationships and your love for your children and husband. You are such an example of faith and love. Thank you for your kindness and example.

Anonymous said...

I was sooo shocked reading your last entry. You have been such an inspiration for not ever giving up. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

amy said...

Rochelle,
You are such a great example of what our Heavenly Father wants all of his daughters to be, full of faith, hope, charity and love. Just like everyone else I too am very blessed for knowing you. I will continually pray for you and your family. Thanks for letting me be a part of your life.
Love, Amy Christensen

Anonymous said...

I just want you to know what an amazing mom I think you are! Your children are blessed to have such a great example of strength in their lives, in every aspect. I am always inspired by a great mom....and you truly fit that description.
Teresa

Megan said...

just letting you know that i am thinking about you. you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers constantly.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,

We haven't seen each other in years, but I'll always feel honored to call you a friend. The strength and courage you've shown is such an inspiration to so many. I will always remember your beautiful smile and the kindness you showed to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Love,
Heather Courson

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray for you and your family. You are a true hero! Cindi Glazier and Family

Anonymous said...

Rochelle you truly are one of strongest women I have ever met. Thru everything you have been going thru, always a smile on your face. Our family has you and your family in our prayers!!!
The Salazar's

Carrie Young Wallace said...

Rochelle and family,
What an amazing family. I remember you Rochelle from Westgate and Highlands. You were one of the sweetest people I knew. I am sorry we lost touch over the years. I am praying for you and your family. This time has got to be very difficult but I pray for peace for your family. I hope you are able to feel all the prayers being poured out for you and that it brings you comfort. Thank you for sharing this personal journey with us. What an inspiration you are! I hope other people will come to know Christ and feel His blessings because of your awesome example. We don't know why things happen to people but we have to trust that it is part of His perfect plan! Many lives have been touched by you. Much love, Carrie (Young) Wallace
P.S. I have a Carter too! Great minds think alike!! :0)

Anonymous said...

Rochelle
I to do not know you personally but I know your dad and sister Kim. I just recently learned of your blog and I can tell from your writings and all the comments that have been left you are a shining example of tender mothering and courage. May peace be with you and your family at this time. We will be praying for you
With love
Tiffany rodriguez

scottyd said...

Rochelle,
Hope you are having a good day and surrounded by family now that you are home. Thinking of you.
Love and miss you. Carol Decker

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
I do not know you personally. I found your blog in search of an old friend. I have been following your life in blog land ever since. I just want you to know that I have been praying for you. It is amazing how life works, and I swear I will think of your story at random times and just pray. I am praying that God will wrap his arms around you and heal you. I am also praying for strength and love for your husband and children to make it through this time with you. I am praying for a miracle for you!! You are amazing!! Here I am writing to a stranger, but you have touched my life!
Love & Happiness Always

Kristi said...

Rochelle,

You are amazing. I saw you at church a few Sundays ago. Danielle stopped you as you and your family were leaving to see how you were doing. I heard you mention some side effects from the medication that were not so enjoyable. What impressed me from this exchange was your kind, gentle manner and upbeat attitude in the face of adversity. I wondered if I would be so graceful when I felt such discomfort. I always hope I'll be like that by the time I'm 80, but you seem to have mastered it in your youth. (Okay, no one is perfect ;-), so maybe you haven't mastered it, but you sure seem to excel at it!)

You live a life of inspiration and are creating a great legacy for your husband and children. They are blessed to have you as a wife and mom. I hope you write them lots of love letters that they can treasure forever. We are praying for you and your family. You have such an awesome family. We love you!

Kristi and Michael Gibb

Anonymous said...

Continue to pray for you & your family. I don't know you but I hear your inspirational story from a friend. Thank you for your great example

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Prayers can be answered through our Heavenly Father.

Anonymous said...

You are Loved & your in our every thought & prayers!

Anonymous said...

Ryan & Kids - All of our love & support continues on, so proud of all of you for your courage and strength Rochelle loves you all and will always be looking after you no matter where you are in your lives SHE IS THEIR

Anonymous said...

Though we have never met a friend tells me about your inspirational story. You inspire so many.I lost a my youngest son 2 years ago, hardest thing to let the pain heal. I know this isn't the way life should be God seems to have a better plan for all of us. Prays

Ashlyn said...

Rochelle,

I am not sure where to begin....you are the BEST!!! I love you so much! You are simply amazing. You have fought a good fight and you're right you'll be able to continue fighting. I have been so lucky to have you in my life. We will always be best cousins forever! We've been able to share so many wonderful experiences I can't even begi. To recall them....but they have always been good! My prayers are with you and your family. I just want you to know how much we love you!

Ashlyn

Anonymous said...

Rochelle, I am hoping you have received my letter expressing the impact you have made on my life. Like the many posts indicate, all are in awe of your strength and determination through this battle. Thank you for letting us follow your fight and inspiring all along the way. May God Bless you and your family. I am thinking of you daily, my friend. Love Michelle (McKinnon) Dolven

natallie said...

Rochelle and Ryan,
A quick note to say how much my family and I love you and your family. It's a great blessing to have the gospel in your life. I know that families can be together forever. We pray for you and ask the lord to strengthen and comfort you. Thank you for blessing us with your example and friendship. Brian

christy said...

Dear Rochelle,
I want to express my love to you and that I think I have the best neise in the world. I love Ryan he is such a gem and loves you so much. Your three children are so special, I love their little personalities and smiles. What an honor I found it to be that you would come up to mariner games and I got to have you stay at my home. In September when you came I felt like Carter and wanted to keep you for another night. I knew how sick you were and that getting home was were you needed to be. But I loved being with you. Your spirit radiated as you sat upon my couch. I felt the eternities in your presense.
I thought back on so many sweet pictures I have of you when you were young. The ones of you and the twins on your first Christmas are so precious.
I admire you Rocelle and so do my children you have been in our minds, hearts and prayers. Heavenly Fathers loves you very much we just wish he would let us keep you longer.
I noticed you started blogging Oct 2, 2007 four years ago. Thank you for sharing your life with us over those years through expressions of words. It meant a lot to all of us and we found your courage and streghth a great inspiration in our everyday lives.
I love you with every fiber of my existance, whole heart and soul. Auntie Christy

Anonymous said...

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle

You are a great example of the Savior and enduring to the end.
I love your family very much. I am truly honored to know you and I know the Savior lives.

Phil Tracy

Anonymous said...

I do not know you personally though I feel I have known you a life time, I heard your inspirational story through a dear friend that has so much companion for you and your family-

"Our Father in heaven" -- We need to always acknowledge first and foremost who we are talking to. He (God) is our heavenly Father. We address Him with respect just as we should address our earthly father with respect. He is the only true God who created all things in this universe, including ourselves. He loves us and we need to show our love for Him.

amy-

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,
I am deeply saddened to read this latest post. My prayers have been with you and your family, and it has been difficult to comprehend why something like this should happen to such an amazing person. I understand the Lord has a plan for all of us and we may not fully understand it. However, I believe in this case your family, friends, and all who have been blessed with crossing your path, have a right to be selfish and urge you to continue to fight. We all need you in our lives, to remind us of just how precious life and family is, to remind us that as fragile as we may feel, we do have it within us to be strong. Those who know and have known you, will always carry you in our hearts. While God may one day decide to take your body, he has made sure that your soul will be entwined with those you have touched.

I think of you often, and know that I am a better son, husband, father, brother and friend because you had been in my life.

Please keep up the fight, continue to teach us, and continue to be a strong ambassador for our Lord and Savior.

With love,
Lars

Brenda said...

Rochelle-
You are an amazing person. Your strength and faith is an inspiration to all you come in contact with. From the moment I met you, I admired you. We have continued to think of you and your family and pray, that you may all find peace and comfort at this time. You are a shining star!

Dusty and Amy said...

Rochelle, I feel your beautiful spirit. I feel your strength. I feel your love, your testimony. I feel your deep sense of self and purpose. You are such an amazing woman whose legacy runs deep. God bless your beautiful and precious family. Your fighting spirit is so awe-inspiring. I hope to be half the woman you have grown to be.

All my love,
Amy Rhoads