Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Day +966: So Much to be Thankful For!
Thus, as we head in to Thanksgiving, we are filled with immense gratitude. Our Max is continuing to make fabulous progress, we are all together to celebrate and relax on this wonderful holiday and life is just beyond great!
I read something recently from one of the support organizations that we have found to be extremely helpful over the past few years, BMTInfoNet.org. It was written by their founder, a 22-year transplant survivor and was called "From Hope, Springs Life". I found it to be very profound and thought I'd share it with all of you:
It started with Hope. Hope that a bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood transplant could conquer a life-threatening disease.
Then came Courage. The Courage to undergo one of the most difficult medical procedures imaginable.
And finally, for so many, new Life. A Life full of opportunity to enjoy more precious days with family and friends.....to see your child thrive, to kiss a new grandchild, to grow old together with someone you love.
This is the promise of transplant.
Pretty much sums it up, doesn't it?
We are all so excited for tomorrow! The boys are mostly looking forward to their Turkey Bowl with all of the Meyer cousins and uncles at Turpin High School's football field. I am greatly looking forward to sharing our gratitude by giving back to the families of the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute with a Max's Meals Thanksgiving Luncheon tomorrow. We are all looking forward to spending time together relaxing and enjoying the blessing of family. And to top all of this off, my brother, Mike and his wife, Heidi just welcomed their third child into the family this morning! We are thrilled to have a new neice and Sherwin family member and can't wait to meet her down in Morgantown, West Virginia soon! Another Thanksgiving blessing!
We are grateful to all of you for your continued support and love and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Peace and love,
Kristi (and Matt, Max, Alex, Ellee and Spud)