Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Thanksgiving to Remember

This Thanksgiving is so much different than last year. Last year we were dealing with a terrible disease, after effecfts of major surgery, a roller coaster of emotions, mortality and reluctantly anticipating what we were told will be rough chemotherapy. We have so much to be thankful for. That in itself is a huge understatement. When you are facing something so horrific you realize how important friends and family really are. You also realize that you aren't as much of a wallflower as you originally thought. We got so much support last year as family stepped in to care for my children and co-workers, church family, my Internet sisters and even my childrens' school showered us with food and monetary gifts to get us through both the holidays and upcoming treatments. Some from our church even sent us on a wonderful vacation over the holidays including a fabulous show at Sight and Sound Theater. Many also stepped in to help out over Norm's Christmas emergency. I am just so grateful to everyone for their prayers, cards, gifts, flowers and support. And a special thank you to Norm who put into practice our vow "In Sickness and in health!" I love you, Norm! I love you, Nicole, Tyler and Lexi! God is good all the time! All the time God is good!

PS Please remember our friends, Steve and Lugene as their son, Adam (approx 8), is in the hospital fighting pneumonia.


Daria said...

I love the look of your blog ... I`m itching to put something Christmasy on mine.

Anonymous said...


So thankful that this year finds you so much better off than last. As survivors we look on holidays as such a special privilege don't we? I hope you truly have the best Christmas ever and that is the first of many, many happy ones to come.

Kerry Osborne

WhiteStone said...

I'm with you. This past year has been an amazing year. Like you I am truly grateful to be doing well after two surgeries and months of chemo. I'm thanking God for every moment of every day and for family and friends who have loved me well this past year. May God richly bless you and all your family this Christmas. Hugs!

Karen said...

Hi Denise! Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for 'ya and hoping that this year will be filled with many blessings to you and your family! We do have so much to be thankful for, don't we? May you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! Keep the faith! :)