Monday, November 21, 2011

To Everything... There is a Season!

About four weeks ago, I (Daryle) was diagnosed 
with having a slow growing type of cancer.
Never the news you want to hear, but for this... I am thankful:
It was detected early and the prognosis is very encouraging!
I continue to have no symptoms and am feeling really good!
So good... that we're going to spend this week of Thanksgiving
with our whole family... gathered up in Vermont!  How fun is that!
When we get back from Vermont... I will meet with the oncologist
and together, we'll make some decisions about treatment plans.
I am in good hands... and believe with all my heart the truth
expressed in Roman 8:28
           "And we know that God causes all things 
           to work together for good 
to those who love God,
to those who are called 
according to His purpose."

My game plan is to take some time off, here at Woodstown Whimsies
and just take care of myself for a while!
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers...
Blessings to you and yours, in this season of much joy! Daryle 


  1. So sorry about your bad news! I am glad you are in good hands and it got detected early. I wish you all the best for the road on your recovery and enjoy your vacation and your Thanksgiving. Take care!

  2. Daryle and Katie,
    So very sorry to hear of this but am very encouraged by your optimism. A great attitude is a huge weapon against this monster. I know you are surrounded by loving family and just know that you have many friends on the web, too!

  3. I will be thinking of you over the holidays and wishing you and your family many many wonderful holidays to come. Being in Vermont surrounded by family (especially those beautiful grandchildren) over the Thanksgiving holiday will be good for the soul. Take care friend. XO...Susan

  4. Your strength, faith, and love will set the groundwork for your healing. Add to that the love your family surrounds you with, and you have every reason to be blessedly optimistic.

    Enjoy Vermont and the wonderful times you'll have there!

  5. Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your family and remain optimistic concerning your health issues. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  6. Hi Daryl

    I am so sorry to hear your news, on the other hand so cheered by your positive outlook and optimism.. As you say it is a time to take care of yourself and each other.

    I send you both love and hugs from me here in England.. Enjoy thanksgiving with your family and keep your cup half full.. ~ Julie

  7. Oh my goodness...I am so very sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you unexpected journey you will travel one day at a time with hope.

    Wishing you the very best for a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.
    Hugs, Nancy

  8. I am sending good thoughts and prayers. You will beat this! Seems like you have the right attitude.

  9. Oh Daryle, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will keep your whole family in my prayers also. As my dear Mother use to say..."keep the faith, and win the fight." Many blessings, Anne

  10. Hi Daryle, hope you had a nice thanksgiving.
    I just wanted to see how thing were going.
    My thoughs are with you. Many blessings, take care.
    Darlene (Enchanted Legacy LLC)

  11. Hi Daryle, hope alls well, I was just wanting to see how thing were going and to say hope youand your family have a nice christmas . Take care my friend. Many Blessings.
    Darlene (Enchanted Legacy LLC)