Category Archives: Thankful

21 years and a re-post

Below is the post I wrote on this day last year. It’s now been twenty-one years. I continue to be thankful for the fact that I’m among the survivors and for all that I’ve learned in the process.

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©Billy Howard Photography
(1994) from the art show & book
Angels & Monsters: A Child’s Eye View of Cancer
(find it HERE on Amazon)

 

Twenty years ago today, my oncologist confirmed that all of my scans were clear. Thirteen months of chemotherapy behind me, and loads of possibility and unknowns ahead. I was officially in remission, off-therapy, and a cancer survivor*.

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14.mai #thankfulthree

Three things about today…
  1. I enjoyed an evening at home, something that doesn’t happen often.
  2. I was happy to have nice weather so we could walk to pick up the boys from school.
  3. I am thankful we were able to accomplish several major items on our To Do list.

What are your three positive things about today?

Mother’s Day 2014 #thankfulthree

Happy [American] Mother’s Day from Norway!
  1. I am thankful I have two lovable, rambunctious boys who call me mommy.
  2. I’m so glad they have a dad who doesn’t just tell them that a man should love, honor and respect his wife, but demonstrates it for them every single day.
  3. I’m grateful for sweet gifts (including coffee, of course), a nice morning walk (we didn’t let the drizzle stop us!), and lunch in the city.
I love these boys!
During our walk this morning

 

 

Gifts from my boys

 

9.mai #thankfulthree

Three things about today…
    1. I enjoyed going for a long walk this morning with Zack.
    2. I liked seeing the sun after so many days of rain.
This photo was taken while we were out walking today
  1. I am thankful that it is Friday and that we have some exciting things coming up over the next few days.

What are your three positive things about today?

5.mai #thankfulthree

Three things about today…
    1. I enjoyed having coffee with an American lady we recently met at language school.
    2. I liked going in to pick up Daniel at school and being greeted by him with enthusiasm, a hug and a kiss.
Daniel enjoying some outdoor play
time during William’s
football practice last week
  1. I am thankful for a good day in language class. I really felt like I learned some useful things today.

What are your three positive things about today?

4.mai #thankfulthree

Three things about today…
  1. I really enjoyed our 5-mile walk, including sitting for lunch at the spot pictured below.
  2. I liked watching parts of Daniel’s adoption video. A good reminder of how far he has come!
  3. I was thankful that the boys got to play outside with their friends for a couple of hours.

What are your three positive things about today?