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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday


A year ago today I had my port put in for chemo. While I was in surgery my father passed away.  So this day one year ago was not such a great day.  But that being said, I guess it wasn't the worst of days either. Without the port, chemo treatments would have been even worse. At least with the port I didn't have to be stuck with a needle every time.

As for my dad's passing, that was the day my dad got to see Jesus face to face. Just think about it. That must have been so awesome. Plus he got to see my mom again and my brother.  He also got to see his parents and his brothers and sisters that passed before him. What a day that must have been. I miss my parents but I wouldn't wish them back for anything. I'm so glad they are no longer suffering and they're in the place I'm striving to get to some day.

I am so thankful to have had the parents that God gave me. I am so blessed. They taught me about Jesus and His saving grace. They showed me how to love and care for others. They truly showed me what it means to be a Christian and to help and be an encouragement to others. I love you mom and dad and miss you both.

I am also thankful for the cancer treatments I've received this last year.  And for all the doctors and nurses and technicians and aids who took care of me. I'm thankful that my treatments are finished and that I'm recovering well.

I'm thankful for my husband who has been with me each and every day of this journey. I'm not sure I would have been strong enough to endure this without him. Thank you God for my husband.

I'm thankful too for each one of you who prayed for me or said an encouraging word. Or maybe you sent me a card or a text or email. Each contact meant so much to me and kept me encouraged. I am so  grateful to each one of you.

Also, I'm thankful for what I've learned about God during all this. How He's shown me how much He loves me and how faithful He is. There have been some really scary times, but God was always there to comfort and love me. I don't know about my future (none of us do). I don't know for sure that the cancer won't come back, but I do know that God is with me no matter what happens. I'm learning to trust Him more and more.  I know I'm in God's hands and that is the best place to be.  And that is where I intend to stay. I hope you know my Jesus too.


  1. This is the most amazing Thankful Thursday that could ever have been written.
    I'm so thankful for you & the joy you have shown throughout this year in your journey. What an example.
    & I know you miss your parents... but I'm sure where they are at, it just feels like a blink.... & oh the reunion you'll have with them one day.

  2. Your list of 'thankfuls' is amazing!! What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see!!! Hope you have a very happy and blessed day.

  3. it doesn't seem possible that it has been a year since both our parents passed. some day what a reunion we will all have!!!

  4. Bless your heart. Your family has had more than your share of trials. I do not know the what of chemo. I cannot imagine. I do know about missing parents and siblings. You have been brave and faithful and a shining example for us all. I am thankful that we are there for each other and we haveGod on our side. Love you and continue to pray for you.

  5. What an amazing story...and thank you for sharing your thankfulness in the midst of it all. God is so amazing...He is the One Who gives us the grace and strength to keep on going when the going gets tough...where would we be without Him? Thank you for sharing your heart with us today. I am thankful for YOU.

  6. Beautiful post and it always amazes me to see that through the darkest of times we still have so many things to be thankful for. God is good.... ((Hugs))

  7. I agree with Debby, such a beautiful post! It brought tears to my eyes. "His eye is on the sparrow and I know He cares for me".