Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I am thankful for...

Given the recent bout of projectile vomiting, constipation and overall discomfort, the list of things I am thankful for are quite different this year.

I am thankful for...
  • regular trips to the bathroom
  • eating cake
  • sleeping sitting up
  • chemo drugs that work
  • a wife(i.e. mine) who does not pity herself and just dominates
  • People sporting cancer kicker bracelets
  • an awesome boss
  • watching back-to-back DVDs with Cassie
  • an understanding employer
  • family and friends that meet needs without asking with no strings attached
  • pickles (they make the list every year)
  • advances in MM research
  • my positive attitude amidst a lot of crappy stuff
  • my growing kiddos
  • a faith that allows me to just exist
  • greasy pizza
  • Jefferson Market and other local biz
  • organic food
  • short commutes
  • our house
  • the michigan family and faithful
  • Dr J. & PA B and the rest of UMHS's medical staff I see
  • the body's ability to bounce back
  • people who don't eat turkey on thanksgiving (I still love those who do!)
  • myeloma that doesn't like chemo drugs
  • people who leave blog comments
  • aspiring young kickers
  • sleeping next to Ocean and hugs from Iris
  • cows
  • friends that I can just drop over and walk into their home
  • the ability to dream
  • farm house and red barns
  • Michigan Football (even when we go 3-9 and 5-7)
Cassie and I cannot say enough of how thankful we are for all those who have stepped up and supported us through our charge to complete healing, MM awareness and some stability in this crazy journey. So thanks everyone!

Much love, peace and restfulness this holiday weekend!



Anonymous said...

God bless you, Cassie, Ocean and Iris. He will cover you with His blessings!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! love, tweetie

Amy McKenna said...

I am thankful for...
...your thankful list! :)
We love you guys. Have a great holiday, and I hope you get to eat cake AND pickles!

Cheri said...

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better. We do have a really good employer, and I'm glad to see that they're really working with you to allow you to keep working as you're able.

Jillian said...

Since you are thankful for people who love blog comments, I will leave my praise for your list here. It rocks, you rock! Have a great holiday, Jill.

Zachary Branigan said...

Phil, you are the man. I was falling apart on mile 5 this morning and I had a second wind after seeing my "dominate' bracelet! By the way..don't worry about the cash...I already have a shirt set aside for you! They come in on Monday, so I'm not sure of sizes yet, but we will bring them by with cookies asap, ok?