Gotta keep on keepin' on.......

Cancer again...that's 3 times in 2 years. This time it’s not breast cancer, but a new one called squamous cell carcinoma. New cancer, same old fighting spirit! My blog is still named for one of many songs that kept me going the first time around. Driving home from an upsetting appointment, I turned on the radio just as this line from Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner was playing: "I've got to keep on keepin' on" I did just that. And I'll do it again.

Monday, September 07, 2009

This is John, Kate's husband. I am very sad to say that Kate passed away last Thursday afternoon (September 3rd, 2009) after her 11 month battle with lung (NOT breast!) cancer. I has been a very long and difficult three years since her initial diagnosis but her amazing spirit remained strong until the very end. Our strong faith has sustained us and we are so very grateful for the very special summer we had as a family. It is comforting to know that her suffering is over and that she is now among the angels.

There will be a memorial service for her this Saturday, September 12, at 12:30 pm at New Hanover Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsville, VA ( In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations be made to a scholarship fund that we are creating in her memory. Donations can be directed to the church with a note that it is for the "Homan Scholarship Fund".

Rest in peace my sweet girl.