Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thirteen Things I'm Thankful for This Week

During trying times like these, it's good to stop and count my blessings, and honestly, it's not hard to think of thirteen things I'm thankful for this week.

  • My mom gave me her frequent flyer miles to buy my ticket to come home. Thanks, Mom!
  • My sister. We've had some good times together over the past few weeks. She is a great support, a ton of fun, and my best friend. I love her so much.
  • Some old family friends have let my sis and I stay at their house both of the weeks we've been in town. Very generous.
  • Alisha. She's been my Dad's nurse the past few days, and she's a total God-send. She is very competent and so compassionate. A wonderful combination for a medical worker.
  • Time with my Dad. Even though the circumstances stink, I'm thankful to be here with him.
  • My work/bosses who have been kind enough to let me take time off to be here.
  • Comic relief. We've had some good laughs this week.
  • Tex-Mex. 'Nuff said.
  • My eSuitor who has been such a great support--driving me to and from the airport, calling daily to check on me, and praying for my Dad. I'm blessed.
  • My blog, which has been a great place to communicate and put my thoughts "on paper".
  • My blog buddies. You encourage me, and many of you I have never even met!
  • My Texan roots. It's nice to be back in a culture that is my own.
  • God's love. Saving the best for last here!
Dad has just received his eighth treatment. He is an amazing fighter! Today, in the throws of having some particularly bad side effects, he paused to make a comic "please feel sorry for me face" that simultaneously amazed and cracked us up. We were like, "Dad, still with the sense of humor, even as you're tossing your cookies."

He's eating some chicken noodle soup now, which is the first food he's asked for in days! Please keep up the prayers!


Your Mom said...

I'm praying for you and Jill as you come alongside Dad, spending time at the hospital, driving back and forth, and for him as he perserveres during these treatments, for successful treatments and total healing, for God's peace which passes all understanding.
I love you.

Amber said...

Hi Tracy. I'm a new reader over here at The Star Shine Report....

My mom is a cancer survivor. So I think I know a little of what you're going through. From what I've read, it looks like you have a strong and loving family that is trusting on God's strength and provision. That's one of the best treatments your dad could have!

I know your dad is blessed and thankful to have you in his life. I'll be praying for you guys. Keep the faith.

Autumn's Mom said...

Go Dad Go! Bless Dad. Bless you, Star Shine :)

Stay strong friend. We'll be here for ya.

Forky said...

Chicken soup! Nothing finer!

Queen, III said...

You're still in my prayers!!

J said...

Great list. You do indeed have a lot to be thankful for. I hope your dad gets better soon, and I'm thinking of him here in NorCal. Best wishes for continued success.