no facebook, no forum, no fanfare

today marks the one year anniversary of gayle’s amputation.  every day we have shared has been a blessing.  challenges – we’ve had more than a few…but all in all, gayle has made this year the best i can remember. 

to recognize the life we share, i’ve made a photo video for gayle.  the music is an everly brothers cover by a friend and fellow cancer survivor, dede wyland.  her cd ‘keep the light on’ should be in everyone’s collection.  enjoy.

devoted to you

Author: etgayle

gayle developed a small lump in her right front wrist. biopsy determined it was a soft tissue sarcoma, with amputation feb 17, 2010. she's recovering nicely, taking naps when needed, and enjoying every moment of every wonderful day. in december 2010 we discovered oral melanoma cancer. gayle had two surgeries to remove tumors, but the ugly disease took her from us december 12, 2011. love never ends.

14 thoughts on “no facebook, no forum, no fanfare”

  1. Oooh Gayle, congratulations!!! We love love love the pics, they sure do tell the story about your stoic nature, your beauty and your courage. Your eyes really say it all girlfriend. Many hugs, wags and woofs headed east to you.

    Love that music too, your friend is incredibly talented.

  2. Well, we are going to have big hoop-di-la over here to celebrate! 1 -year Ampuversaries are what we look forward to! It’s a red hat day in Monkeybuttville!

    But we know that you’ve been through so much Gayle and a quiet celebration is just fine, too! You’ve had to watch over your Charon during her cancer and you always keep a close eye for sweet Jane in her twilight years. So, we’ll keep our celebrations down to a low roar to where only our neighboring states can hear us!!!! But just know, we are celebrating!

    We are so proud of you Gayle!

    Comet’s mom

  3. Congrats Gayle!!! WOW…time sure does fly!!! Very, very nice video! Thanks for sharing and have a great Ampuversary!!! 🙂

    Tracy & Maggie

  4. Wonderful! Congratulations on the big milestone Gayle. I hope all is well for you girls in East Tennesse.


  5. Happy One Year Ampuversary Gayle!

    What a very special video. It shows just how beautiful you are and I feel blessed that your mom shared it with us. Charon you did a wonderful job!

    Hope you guys enjoy an evening of celebration and love with many more ampuversaries to come!!

    Big Hug,

  6. Yea Gayle!

    Beautiful video Charon.

    Tomorrows medicinal nap with the pugs will be in Gayle’s honor!

    Karen and the pugapalooza

  7. Charon, this is just the most wonderful news. One year is definitely a milestone and one worth celebrating. I know Gayle and you have both had your challenges during this past year but your love and devotion for one another has overcome it all. There’s little that could make me happier today than my East Tennessee Friends celebrating the big one year. Congrats to you both 🙂

    The video and song choice were super! It certainly shows the love that you two share.

    Spirit Fortis and I hope to see you guys in April 🙂


  8. We LOVE red hat days! Happy one-year ampuversary, Gayle!

    Pretty, pretty song for a pretty, pretty girl.

    Very happy for you. 🙂

  9. Those beautiful eyes, she is such a majestic girl. Congratulations on your anniversary. Every day with them is a blessing. Shadow sends his best.

  10. My dear Charon,
    Here I am writing in this post almost 7 months later!!
    I just had a chance to look at some of your posts. I have such a busy life and I am sorry I haven’t been able to keep up with all of the blogs as well as you do with me!! You are so sweet to always make such lovely comments on my posts & I am so thankful for you!

    Wow – beautiful Gayle is amazing!! Living life to her fullest & she has been blessed to have you & you to have her in your lives!! She is coming up to her 19 month anniversary!! Embrace every moment with her!!

    I am also so sorry you had to say goodbye to Jane ~ she had a long & wonderful life!! She will live on in your hearts always!!

    I LOVED both of your videos!!! Tears, tears, tears!!

    Lots of love from Carol ~ Indiana’s mom!!!

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