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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pay it forward

Rochelle had tears today when Ryan was talking about her their first and last date, both at Dairy Queen.

Rochelle asked to see her kids tonight. They each came in and told her about their days and Ryan sat behind Rochelle holding her up and helped her to wrap her arms around each kid and give them a hug.

I lost it tonight when I came into the bedroom and Ryan said Rochelle had a sad face, and NO ONE should have to suffer like this. Especially Rochelle who is such a great person and would serve and do anything even for a stranger. Rochelle loves her friends and family so much, and has helped so many people. Even with cancer and going through surgeries and chemo she was still taking care of so many people. I know Rochelle would approve of this, I want to encourage everyone to do service for someone. Honestly Rochelle does not need anything at this time, but so many other people do. Please, carry on Rochelle's service attitude. Rochelle's attitude towards service is don't ask, just do it.

Alma 40:12
And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.

This scripture brings me peace, and I look forward to the day Rochelle will be in paradise, and rest from all troubles, care, and sorrow.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bailey! I couldn't agree with you more. I am praying for peace and paradise for Rochelle and all of you!

Doe said...

If heaven is better than what I've heard about it then I am certain you will fit right in. A place to be forever young and never in pain. God holds you tight with his love Rochelle.

Anonymous said...

Please let RO know that we have and continue to follow her example on serving others. We were so touched by the example Rochelle set for us bringing us dinners while going through chemo, that we payed it forward and followed her example and brought dinners over to our old neighbors when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Again we will never forget when RO would just show up with dinner.....she was even so sneaky that she would find a way inside our house and we would come home and find food on our counter top. Thats when we learned that Ro is going to do what she wants to do. We really enjoyed her dinners, so when we had the opportunity to make someone feel special as Rochelle made us feel we jumped on it and continued to feed our neighbor and her children every week while she was going through Chemo. After doing this service I was finally able to see why Rochelle continued to do it. What wonderful blessings we received from Heavenly Father for the small act of kindness.

Thank you Rochelle for setting the perfect example! You continue to be a great example to us and many many people.

We love you and your entire family and continue to add your family into our daily family prayers.

Special thank you to all the sisters, family and friends that continue to keep us updated on the blog.

Love Dale & Heidi Wilson

Anonymous said...

Bailey so well said - I know Rochelle couldn't be prouder to call you her sister. You are just as amazing all of you for being by her side during this time. She loves each & everyone of you with all her heart. Her family is her life & God has given her the strength & courage to pull through this for so long. We love & support all of you. Thank you for continuing to share her journey with us, Rochelle will be welcomed up in Heaven with Gods hands. Love & prayers to all of you, Cheryl

Anonymous said...

My Rochelle,

even if it has past 20 years we havent been able to meet, I will never forget our beautiful time together in 1991 while staying at your house with the hole Schultzs family. Even back then I found out, what a beautiful family your were. You took me as the sevens daughter and sister and I loved it, for I was the oldest ;-)
When you came with me to visit germany and croatia, we again had a great time. We always wanted to meet again. Even if we didnt, we shared our lives with letters, card and pictures. I feel like we have always been close and right in the neighborhood. Just now I feel sorry for beeing so far away not being able to come over and hug you.
You deserve this beautiul husband which cares so much, you can tell on the most beautiful family pictures you shared. And your kids are beautiful and gorgeous, too. They aspecially are in my thoughts. I will always feel like a part of your family and we will meet again, whereever.

Love you so much and hope there wont be much more suffering, for you really dont deserve it. Stay strong as you always where. With lots of love from Frankfurt,

Yours Klaudija

natallie said...

Rochelle, you not only serve others but you do it happily. I will always remember the times we invaded Bassett island and what great care you took of us. You were barely sitting down before you would jump out of your chair to get Brian a chair, keep the snacks rotated and making sure everyone got a hamburger.....and mustard and ketchup...:):) it's more than the service you gave....you make people feel special.

Jodi said...

Rochelle, thanks for being the perfect example of service! You have touched so many people lives, there's going to be paying it forward all over the place. We'll keep the service going. Thanks Bailey for these touching posts. Praying for peace and comfort for all.

Anonymous said...

Rochelle,

You have touched our heats and have inspired us all to reach out and give service. I love the statement "don't ask, Just do it"

We are praying for you, that you will feel peace and comfort and relief. What a sweet and strong daughter of your heavenly father you are.... thank you thank you for your example. And thanks girls for keeping this blog current, I know many of us are checking it several times through out the day. Love & Hugs WE love you
Aunt Lynn

Anonymous said...

In the little glimpses of your journey, for which we are grateful, we see so much:
A beautiful spirit that has served & now fought for so long- we pray for peace & rest for you Rochelle, you truly are a valiant servant.
A husband that loves and comforts and tries to ready himself & his children for what is to come, Ryan you are her rock.
Sisters who surround & love & share so we all feel a part.
Parents, family, friends, & strangers who have been touched by one, now ready to do the same for others.
Thank you Bassett/Schultz family for sharing with us. I pray
you feel the comfort, strength, & peace from all our prayers.
Megan Stevens

Brandee Hogg said...

Thank you again, Bailey! Your ENTIRE family is so incredibly strong! Pay it forward shouldn't be a one time thing, it should be a way of life! Ro is the perfect example of that! Although I will miss my friend and the lunches we shared...paradise is All I wish for her! She deserves nothing less! Peace and comfort to ALL of you. And thank you so much for continuing to communicate with all of us even thru your own pain. We're all here for you too, Bailey. Love to you all.

Brandee Hogg

Misty Gottschalk said...

I am so glad u have an amazing support group and so much love surrounding u. I am and will continue to pray that u all find peace and comfort.

Our Journey said...

Nothing is said without tears and sorrow.......
Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” We believe that prayer can change our lives.


Bailey thank you for posting we are praying for Rochelle and the family to continue in strength. God loves all of you, your a blessing to God and all of us. You have touched our hearts forever. We pray today for Rochelle's suffering to end and our Heavenly father to reach down and take her in his hands where she will be Eternally blessed and always look down on her family. God will rejoice, Heaven will sing, OUR ANGEL has come home to do Gods work. Rochelle you will never be forgotten! always loved Cheryl

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for keeping us all informed. I check all day to see how you guys are doing. Rochelle has been so inspiring and has made such an impact on people's lives. She leads by example and what an example she has been. Peace and love to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

us8now9.blogspot.com said...

It is an understatement to say that Rochelle has truly been sent here from God. She has served so many people - I have enjoyed reading others comments about all the service she has provided and the joy she has given to so many people. She made you feel as if you were the most special person on earth and that she was there to help you be happy and to reach your potential. I have always loved her smiling face and her positive attitude. Lots of love, Pam Anderson

Teresa said...

That was a beautiful post. Rochelle is proud of all you are doing I am sure. I have never seen a more positive person in my life than Rochelle. Through it all, never a word of complaint. Pretty inspirational.

Anonymous said...

YOUR STRENGTH & ENDURANCE gives us all the Courage

Anonymous said...

This post is such a great reminder of so many things...the great love between Rochelle & Ryan, the great love of Rochelle to everyone around her & the awesome works she will be rewarded for once she is in paradise. I am continuing to pray for comfort and peace for all of you! God Bless You! Love, Suzanne (Brandt) Pock

MommyOf2 said...

I love you Rochelle. I will always remember your smiling face. Always. Your caring heart is contagious. I wish you peace.

Love,
Roberta

Anonymous said...

I have been serving as Compassionate Service Leader and when I would send out an email for help Rochelle was always one of the first to respond. I always thought to myself, WOW, the one who needs service right now is always the first to give it, always brought tears to my eyes. When I read my emails I always smiled when I saw her name. True inspiration.

Nikki Cottrell

Anonymous said...

Missing you ..... Today, tomorrow & every day after