Posted by Steph in
Feelings, Thank Yous, on Thursday, November 23. 2006 at
Being thankful....it is a feeling in the heart and soul, one that is hard to put into words. Saying "Thank you" doesn't even begin to touch on the feeling in the heart and soul.
My son has cancer and has struggled more in the last six months than I have seen anyone struggle in my 33 years. Yet I am not angry, and, for the most part, I live free of fear. I don't waste a second....I love him and don't take anything for granted.
I am thankful for my son. He has brought so much to my life. Joy, excitement, love, challenge, and more.
I am SO thankful this year!
I am thankful for those that have supported me and reached out to me these last six months. Those that have understood or tried to understand. Those that have read the blog and those that have sent us encouragement through comments and the guestbook. Those that have prayed and offered special masses at their places of worship. Those that have sent cards, stickers, toys, crafts, and stuffed animals to brighten my son's 123 days in the hospital. Those that donated to the yard care fund. Those that have watched my girls when Scott or I couldn't. Those that have brought a meal. Those that have been so generous in sending us cash to help with the hospital bills for now and in the years to come. Those that used their talent to design digital scrapbooking elements and kits to raise funds for Asher. Those that took on part of Scott's work load at Schwab while he was on a six month leave. Those that have been a part of Asher's medical care and treatment, whose talent, expertise, knowledge, diligent care, and compassion have Asher walking and playing in his front yard last night and sleeping in his bed at home right now. Those that have donated to the National Brain Tumor Foundation in Asher's name for hope for the future. Those that have wiped my tears away by listening....THANK YOU!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your entire family!
was up as well, and Happy Thanksgiving to you. and, thank you for reminding me to not be afraid..
Though I'll be meeting you for the first time here shortly, I wanted to wish you and your beautiful little family a wonderful Thanksgiving. Without having read this latest blog entry, I knew in my heart that THIS year in particular, your 'thank yous' would be slightly different from years before. Your strength, though you may not always feel is in place, shows through with each word written and each blog entry. With each thing that you all do each and every day. My heart and prayers stay with your family.
Asher, you are a strong, brave boy and I don't believe I have ever met in my entire life..and that's a long time, Asher...40 years plus now...anyone quite as brave as you or your family. You are a beautiful little boy, Asher and you could teach grownups 50 years older than you how to truly value the precious thing so many of us take for granted...life. To look at each day as a wonderful gift. And you've taught me that, Asher as has your family. You stay strong, sweet Asher and stay brave.
Happy Thanksgiving! God bless you all with a very special day and continued blessings of healing and love. Today I am especially thankful for how well you have done, how strong you have been, and for the love pouring out of your hearts.
Happy Thanksgiving. Your post today was just what I needed to say and oh so true. As we have come to be so so very thankful this year. For all of our support, financially, physically, and emotionally. For the doctors and nurses who worked to get our little girl home and who brought her back to life 3 different times. We are so very thankful and like you we are not mad (anymore) and we try not to live in fear. We take each day, each moment, in stride and do not take it for granted. ::hugs:: Along with you, although in different states, different hospitals, and different "issues" we have learned to be so very Thankful!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY! And now I am in tears reading that, I am OVERJOYED reading all this! You and your family are TRULY AMAZING and I am soooo thankful that Asher is at home enjoying his yard and his life!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. We are so thankful for you all and glad to we can pray for you and share in your journey. Even though we are far away know that we think of you often. You can always count on us for prayers and support.
Happy Turkey Day!
You are an amazing woman Steph. I have no words to describe how touched I am by your strength and faith. I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving with family.
I am thankful for you, Steph!
And LOL on having a TV dinner for breakfast on Thanksgiving! We grilled hamburgers and hotdogs - LOL!
Happy Thanksgiving - a day late!
I am thankful that you have allowed so many to share in yours and your families life.
I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving!
Tell Asher Stevie says hi and sends a big hug all the way from IL to him. =)
Wow! Your words are touching and beautifully written. They touched my very soul. Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. I feel blessed and touched by you and your family's experiences. It has taught me a great deal about perseverance, living in the moment, faith, hope and mostly love. Bless You!
P.S. And if you want a tv dinner for breakfast, you have it girlfriend!
I was just reading something that seems to fit what you are saying:
"The best thing about this very minute is your ability to recognize the possibilities in it. Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. But only God can count the apples in a seed. There is something in every problem that holds potential for something better. Do you want a lifetime of happy right nows? The little choice this moment to see the beauty in what appears ugly, frustrating, or disgraceful will change everything. You have 1,440 minutes in every day. That's 526,600 minutes per year."
By Barbara Johnson (Women of Faith- books and conferences)
Thank you for sharing so personally with us. I pray that in the midst of the unbelievable struggles that God will enable you to find joy in the "right nows".
Happy Thanksgiving Steph. It's always amazing when we take a moment to think about all we have to be truly grateful for, it's then that we are truly blessed.
Steph: Your Thanksgiving post was so touching. I'm constantly amazed at you and your family and the strength that God is giving you through this time. I hope that your Thanksgiving Day was wonderful!
Happy belated thanks giving steph. You definately think positive. I don't think I could be so thankful as you if I were in your shoes. I wish I could give you guys a hug!!!!!