Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thankful Thursdays #1

Multiple Myeloma leaves little to be desired and thankful for. This disease can take a mental, physical and emotional with for the rest of your life with all the neurothapy, infusion appointments, the time off of work and the affect it has on your family and friends. But admist the cancer journey, I am learning that there is an opportunity for a Thankful heart to grow. So every Thursday through Thanksgiving I am going to encourage folks to participate in Thankful Thursday on the Cancer Kicker Foundation Facebook page. It's starts today!


Here's my entry from today...

I am thankful for my 3 kids (4, almost 3 and six month), and single out my six month old Ruby. With aggressive chemotherapy staring Cassie and I in the face, we did the unthinkable and got pregnant. Everything on paper said hold off, but our hearts and spirit felt it was right. Six months with Ruby has proven that it was right. We found out later that Ruby in some cultures is known for having blood cleansing powers. Time will tell, but she definitely softens my heart and spirit every time I look at her. She is remarkable and I am now motivated to see 3 kids grow up!

5 comments:

ryangrammatico said...

I too am thankful for our daughters. They have taught my heart to love a little more and to look at the world as beautiful. - ThankfulThursday

Kindred Spirit said...

Beautiful post, Phil! I always tell people that my children are my jewels and my treasures. What a blessing for you and Cassie to have such valuable jewels entrusted to you! May Almighty God richly bless you all; you're in my prayers each day.

Preferred Customer/ Janice said...

Well phil you have really started a movement and I congratulate you for that. Glad things are still going well and hopefully will continue to do so.
Do you still go to CC as someone was looking for you so I sent them a private email to this site. Take care all!!!

Candice said...

Love lookin at that sweet baby's face! And so happy Cassie got a child that looks like her! :)

John Cusworth said...

Phil, you have a great attitude which will serve you well in your fight against this cancer. It was brave of you and Cassie to go against conventional wisdom, but Ruby shows that there are exceptions to every rule. Good luck with beating Multiple Myeloma.
John Cusworth
Multiple Myeloma Symptoms