The Clyde Family

The Clyde Family

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I think....

I think that people are amazing.
I think that the community of Hurricane really knows how to stand up when they are needed.
I think that it's cool when everyone is hurting for money that people's pockets still open up for a good cause.
I think that family is the most important.
I think that friends are a close second.
I think that there are angels all around us, all we have to do is give them a chance to work.
I think that it's a privilege to be a part of the Campbell family.

On Monday, there was a benefit concert for Randy's Aunt and Uncle that live in Hurricane. Randy's Aunt Lorraine was just diagnosed a couple of weeks ago with neuroendocrine carcinoma. Long words that mean "nasty cancer". The cancer has spread throughout her spine, it's in her liver and lungs too. The specialists are saying that her odds are in favor of her only living a couple more months, of which there is no doubt they are being truthful. We have watched in the last short couple of weeks that her condition is changing rapidly. She's only 49 and will leave behind 3 kids still living at home plus the 2 that are married and one daughter getting married next Friday. It's just tragic. This family is a very important part to the town of Hurricane. So loved, so, so loved. When one of the high school teachers heard of what was going on, he put together this benefit concert. It was such an amazing night. So much talent. We are blessed to live in an area that rallies around to help. By the end of the night, there were a lot of tears shed and lots of pockets emptied. The family needs it but would never ask. I learned a good lesson about service when Cambelle was born. My Grandma Albrecht came for 5 days to help out and I felt bad for the Relief Society bringing food to us. My thoughts were that we could run to McDonald's. That's when my grandma taught me a lesson I still think about still to this day. She said, "How dare you deny those sisters of blessings? You will have to answer to your Heavenly Father one day about that, and do you think he will be proud of you turning them away?". I had never looked at it that way. I love the way my grandma teaches. She doesn't mix words!!! I know it's harder to receive service than give it, but I'm glad Danny and Lorraine let us serve them on Monday night. We all need those blessings!!! I love all those Campbell's and our constant prayers are with them that they will continue to rely on our Savior.


I'm Stitching as fast as I can said...

Amen to that.
It is still much to hard to believe.
We do all love them so much!!
Their kids have always been so very PRECIOUS to me.
Lorraine is amazing and she knows that she is the lucky one.
But darn it for the rest of the family.

Guzman Gang said...

Oh my gosh, I saw an advertisment for a fundraiser for the campbell family, but didn't know who or why! That is so sad!!! I will keep them in my prayers! Its amazing what peoples do for others in need! Its a testiment that there are still a bunch of good people out there!! Especially around here!!

Malea said...

So great, Hope. I am so glad there so many Campbell fans. It makes going through such a hard trial better to deal with. Ps, I love your cup cartoon on the side of the blog.

Jen said...

Oh Hopie, I know all too much of what you are speaking.
Not last Sunday, but the Sunday before, I bawled all through Relief Society (seriously, ALL through it!) because of the outpouring of love & service given to Danny & Lorraine. I tear up now just thinking about it. They have announced in church, numerous times, of the account set up for them at Southwest Federal Credit Union & about meals that have been taken in. They have had ward fasts, and by ward - I mean MULTIPLE wards. They have the prayers of so many right now.
I wasn't able to attend the concert, but I'm happy that it sounds like it was such a good turnout - heaven knows they need it (even if they would never admit it - those stubborn Campbells!).
If anything, I believe that this is a reminder to us all that life is short & we should live it to the fullest - loving our family, serving the Lord & others and always remembering the Plan of Salvation.
Now that I've turned this into my own mini blog and desperately need a tissue, I will sign off. ;P
Love ya!