Angels in Our Mist … Maureen & Chris Layton

I can’t thank Chris Layton enough for directing us to the Cancer Center at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA.  I also thank Therese Ciecek for suggesting that we call Chris. Love to all of you!

William writes about our morning as follows:

“Togetherness is in the mind and heart and has little to do with proximity.” – Maureen Layton

This morning Dawne and I arranged for her to get a second opinion regarding her diagnosis and proper standards of care.  As we arranged to speak to a Program Director at The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, St. Joseph Hospital, we turned to notice an angel sitting on Dawne’s shoulder.  Maureen Layton in memorial in her special place at the Center was watching over us.  There she is bright as ever along with her artwork speaking the words posted above.  God bless Maureen and thank you for clearing the path ahead for us.  Thank you Chris Layton for humbly lighting the way. Surely, our road is long but our company is the best that anyone could ever have.

ps: The Second Opinion appointment William speaks to here is on Wednesday, January, 8th.


[Wonderland’s Door]


“Marriage gifts you with a lifetime mirror, a lovely one at that, which unequivocally, pristinely reflects you. Open your heart, soul, mind and arms, as this wisely and magically transforms what appears as glass into Wonderland’s Door.”
Dear Dawne … Prompted to reflect on our marriage within the context of marriage in general, I penned the above words during a stolen moment last night while on the way home from Southern California. These words are an evolution of thoughts, spoken words which found paper because our son’s loving ways nudged me yesterday. As with most of my writings which I return to from time to time, these words may need refinement. So often my napkin poetry sits on its table for a while and then disappears. I took a second look at last night’s thoughts this morning – I like these well enough to share them with you. My life is definitely a wonderland and reflective of your gracious and compelling approach to life. Love you dearly!
Your Hubby,