Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lots of laughs...

Finally, after a little work we finally figured out how to get on Rochelle's blog to update. This is Bailey sister #5, I flew in last night and I am staying at Rochelle's house with Chauntel sister #3. Rochelle had a hard night last night, the hospice nurse came and doubled her pain meds. Tonight they have placed a tube in her stomach to pump out the acids, to help with her upset stomach.

Our large family has been spending the day lounging and reminiscing about the past, we also took a picture with all six sisters. We all piled onto the bed next to Rochelle and when we were asked to smile she stuck her tongue out at the camera. Another funny moment today was when she was trying to get out of the bed and Kendall #4, asked her why she was getting up and what she needed, she quickly responded with, " what are you the police". Tonight Ryan mentioned that he had hoped to find her wedding ring he was not sure where she had put it. Without a word and with eyes closed she pointed to the shelf that had a vase full of pebbles, and there it was. Today when her nephew Tristan (3yrs. old) was leaving and went to give her a kiss, her response was, "Ok it will cost you $2.50". She has been making us laugh, but mostly she has been resting eyes closed and not very verbal. She looks very fragile and frail. Ryan asked me to add this story... Last night when Rochelle was having strong pain in her stomach and they were waiting for the hospice nurse to come. Ryan kneeled down next to the bed and told Rochelle it was ok if she was ready to go she could, they would be ok. It was a very sweet and kind gesture, but Rochelle informed him she did not think that was what was going on, I think it's just my stomach, basically stop over reacting Ryan.


natallie said...

thanks for sharing those stories Bailey! "what are you, the police?!" :) I love it because I can hear and see that exchange between kendall and Rochelle. Come to think of it, I'm certain I did hanging around the Schultz house all those years!:) so glad her pain is managed. You're awesome Rochelle, always.

Cherie said...

Oh Rochelle, you are so funny! What a cute picture of you and your sisters. What a blessing it is for them to be by your side right now. Thank you for sharing these sweet memories with us all...I will cherish them forever! :)

PRP said...

You all make me laugh, and cry, but mostly laugh. Her spirit seems stronger than ever. What a remarkable woman she is!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! I'm so glad you are all together!


Autumn said...


You don't know me personnally. Through your blog and my good friend Cheryl Gillespie I feel like I know you though. I am glad your humor is still intact and that you are still keeping your family on their toes. As I was at church today, I thought of you as we sang my favorite song "A Poor Wayfaring Man" (pg 29). I thought of you because you are always one who sounded strong, giving, and generous. In the second and last verse, I couldn't help thinking that you were going to enjoy meeting the Savior again like we all will. I know you're strong and will keep fighting, but know that there are many of us out here praying for you and your family. We love your attitude, your preserverance and zeal for life. Enjoy your family! Hope to see many more posts! :)

In my thoughts,
Autumn Fullmer-Needs

Anonymous said...

This update to more than I can swollow, the strength & courage this family has is beyond words. Every since I found out you were sick I secretly left gift at your door step. I enjoyed every basket I made for you. Two of the times I took flowers to you were extremely special to me. A friend lost her son to cancer & another another lost her battle. One was on mothers day when we bared Julie & I remember wanting to ring the door bell but I knew you were busy with the family, oh and this last secret visit I had was surly one oft craziest. You know that devidor that separates the roads when you pull out near the sun Matt. Well I hit it almost wrecked and in front of a cop, then I got pulled over on the bridge. Anyways Rochelle you have given me so much strength during some tough moments in my life & I am so inspired by you. I know we will miss you & be sad but we will cherish you forever in our hearts, you will never be forgotten. God needs you more than we do, their is work in Heaven to be done. Heaven will rejoice when you go home to our Heavenly Father. Their is a little one that I would like you to give extra loves to for me you'll know when you get their. I love you forever in our hearts, xxxxooooo WE ARE SO thankful God have you to us you have made so many of us better people & open our hearts to be better to others. See you in Heaven kiddo

Jodi said...

Rochelle's a funny one! I love the picture of all the sisters and can just picture the stories you shared. You're an amazing family. Continued thoughts and prayers for you all.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle and family, our continued thoughts and prayers are always with you! I love the picture of the 6 of you!!! Amy Stayrook

Misty Gottschalk said...

I do not know u or ur family personally,but thru my sister's friend Cheryl. I have been truely touched by your blog and have been praying for u and your family to find peace with this process. We lost my mother in law to cancer in 2008, after caring for her personally for 6 months. Enjoy every minute u can with patience and courage, as u have been. When the time comes, let go and go home with the knowledge that u will find peace from the pain and be made whole again. God bless u and your family.

A stranger who cares,
Misty Gottschalk

Anonymous said...

Ok Rochelle,

Love the picture of you and your sisters. You have got to be the most awnry one....sticking your tongue out???? makes me laugh.

Love seeing your full head of hair. I think I remember you saying a few times how you enjoyed the baldness at times.....but come on really.....that hair is gorgeous!!!!

You are such a lucky person to have such wonderful sisters. I lost my sister several years ago and not a day goes by that I dont think about her and wish she was here. You have WONDERFUL sisters and a very strong supporting family. I envy that!

Thanks for wonderful times sitting and talking to us and giving us advice while Heidi was fighting her cancer. Nice having someone in our corner telling us what to ask and watch for.

My mother still talks about you all the time. She met you when you would bring dinner over after Heidi's Chemo Treatments. She loved talking to you. What a great example you are to my mother. She is not a member of our church, but it was so wonderful for her to witness your service to others.

I always think of the scripture in Mosiah 2:17 ......that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.

I testify that you served God. I have never met anyone that served the way you have shown. I testify that Heavenly Father is well pleased and that he knows you and loves you. You are truly a Daughter of God.

I pray for you and your family. Your family is beautiful. Your husband Ryan is a tremendous example to me. I have been fortunate to know you and your family.

Thank you for sharing your experiences, good and the bad. These experiences have changed my attitude and outlook on life and therefore have helped change me into a better person.

Enjoy your time with your family.

Take care kiddo,

Love Dale Wilson and Family

Anonymous said...

Thank you for updating as I have been checking multiple times a day. Rochelle and her family have been on my mind and prayers all day, every day. After reading the blog (laughing and crying, too), it is obvious that God hears our prayers and has surrounded Rochelle with love. I will continue to pray!! Even though I haven't seen or spoken with Rochelle since HS ( i live out of the state) she has and will continue to inspire me by her courage and faith. I will tell people about her and someday there will be a cure. Much love to Rochelle, her beautiful babies, Ryan, and family! ..Wendy Mercure

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting and sharing with us. We are all following your fight and are giving strength and prayers at a distance. Your battle has become a part of our lives and we'll pray for your family always. It's good to see the smiles and laughter because that's what it's all about! Love to all!!!

The Lassen Family said...

praying for all of you. Rochelle is such an inspiration :)
dani lassen- nicole's sister

Brandee Hogg said...


You crack me up! You are so amazing and strong! I love hearing your stories. I love ya and am so grateful you have this time to spend with your family! Thank you for making me laugh when all I want to do is cry. Ryan is so strong also, to be able to give you the peace of mind that all will be okay is amazing! (Even if he was jumping the gun, lol) I continue to send love, thoughts, and prayers of peace and comfort.


Diane said...

Thanks for sharing this picture. I Love all you girls. You are all so beautiful. I am so glad you could all be together again and have the bonding experience.

We Love you so much. I am sad to hear of your pain. I am glad to hear of your strong spirit and good sense of humor still coming through. I am so glad my family and I could see you when you come to Phoenix. I appreciated your advice to me to start have Sunday Family dinners with my family. I took your advice and started doing that, little did I know at the time that soon after I started I would have to move away from my family.

You are such a great inspiration to me and my family. Your example of service and strength has turned our minds and hearts to the Lord many times. You are a beautiful Daughter of God, and he is so proud of your accomplishments. You have served many and have touched many lives. You were able to bring into this world three beautiful children and touched countless others. You were blessed to have good parents and a loving devoted husband to be by your side. Our prayers are with you that you and your family will have and feel all the Love and peace you need at this time. I am so grateful for the plan of Eternal life and Eternal Families. I am so grateful that I am a part of your extended family. I have watched you grow up to such an amazing, strong, spiritual women.

You are in our hearts and will be forever.
Aunt Diane

This is from Uncle Ken,

I'm sorry for all you and your family have been going through. I know that God Does Live and that he has a plan for all of us. You are in my Prayers.
Love you !! Hey if there are motorcycles in Heaven, Let's Ride!
Thanks for your faithfulness.
Uncle Ken.

dots said...


I have thought of you frequently over the past four years. You were a friendly face when we first moved back to Kennewick. We did preschool together, and you were such a trooper to gather so many little ones in your apartment when it was your turn to teach. Then that crazy day when Cole fell off the swing-set at my mother-in-law's...and you were off to the ER. You were always so friendly and kind to me. I hope you continue to find peace and rest, especially with your family, sisters, and other loved ones gathered around you. What a great blessing you will be to them, a personal guardian angle to watch over them--until we meet again. Our prayers are with you.

Dorothy Gale

Anonymous said...

As always you are gorgeous! I don't remember ever seeing you and not thinking how beautiful you are! I am so thankful that you have all your sisters around you! I am thinking of you constantly and praying praying praying! I am in awe of your strength and so thankful to call you friend! Love you, Suzanne (Brandt) Pock

Ashlyn said...


It sounds like you and your family have been able to spend some great quality time together. This is such a great picture of you! Thanks for sharing your story with so many. You have been so gracious to so many. What an example you are! I LOVE YOU!!!


Amy Ayres said...

Thank you for the continued updating... What an awesome picture of all you Shultz girls... Rochelle- I continue to pray for comfort and peace for you. You are amazing girl!!! Hugs,


Anonymous said...

Rochelle, Hi girls!! So great to see this picture of you. You are all so beautiful. We are thinking of you and love you all so much. Rochelle what a wonderful example you have been to all of us. you are in our hearts and prayers. I love you!!! Aunt Lynn... Hugs and Kisses

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous picture of you and your beautiful sisters, Rochelle~ Last time we spoke was the day that Cole's team won the regional tournament and were on their way to the World Series!!I see you got a shirt, what a amazing memory for you to have.. What a amazing example of strength and courage you have given to your children! Take care and I pray for your peace~ Hugs, Jen Ayres

Jonea Cope and family said...

One of the most beautiful families I have met. Such an inspiration to us all. Thanks for your example.

lindsy said...

My heart goes out to the family. I can relate to tragedy and pain. I know from experience that family and friends are what will get you through this. Stay connected and stay together. Children are resiliant; they will be ok - they watch your every move so make sure to be strong for them. Nothing can take the place of their mommy but a loving family will keep them feeling secure and safe and her memories alive.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle you are a true inspiration and an amazing fighter. What great stories to share. I love the picture. Thanks for sharing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle I know you are in Gods hands & always will be loved & remembered, Ryan & kids mommy loves you so so much & though she's not here on earth in flesh she is always with you watching over you in spirit

Anonymous said...

Rochelle - you are such an inspiration to many - You are a very strong woman and will continue your inspiring ways through others - and you will touch all of our lives as you have through your life and will when you arrive with those you have loved that have left before us. I appreciate all that you have done, am encouraged by what you have given and amazed by who you have become. You are an amazing woman and I am and will always be grateful to be part of your family. I love you!


Mother Theresa said...

Thank you for always being so supportive and encouraging.
I love you!


Tiffany Cumming said...

I just wanted to say that you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers. Love the picture of all the girls together!!! Hugs to all you and your fam Rochelle.

Hiram Tame said...

What a group of beautiful women! Our prayers are with all of you. God WILL support us through all of our trials. Thanks for each of you and your faith.

Anonymous said...

I haven't shared my life with a sole, but you have been their during all my life trials. When he broke my heart for the 6th time I found my mind thinking of you and your pain. When he drifted again and again and again. I continue to hold on for my children and you continue to fight for life... You inspire me! I was angry with God for allowing this to happen to me, then I guess I went into stealth mode and stopped thinking about my pain.Their truly is no other word. When it gets tough I drift in prayer for you.I am so heartfelt for you that no word could express the feeling of loss that I feel.I have no one to tell for the pain is to deep, no one will ever know my life because I will hide it forever. I just want you to know from the depts of my soul you have helped me to persever through so many trials. I am thankful to God for sending you my way. Forever in my heart, when you are gone please continue to look down on me for I will always look up to you for guidance and hope. You are so blessed to have loved than to never have loved at all. see ya in heaven my sweet friend.....