Saturday, October 21, 2006

Thankful

When I am remembering to be thankful for even the smallest of things I usually end that entry with "Life is good and I am blessed!" and today was another one of those days that I am happy just to be.

I ventured out by myself very early this morning to go to spend some time with my Mom....I wanted her to see for herself that her baby is doing just fine once again.....I have been told many times that with Cancer it doesn't just effect the patient it effects the whole family and everyone else that loves and cares about that person. I know this is hard for my Mother to see me go through this....she wished it was her instead of me......all Mothers feel that way I am sure...I know I do! I told her, "No Mom I want it to me rather than anyone else that I care about." I don't do very well on the sidelines, I would feel the same helplessness that I know others that care about me do....I don't do well with helplessness. At least with me being the patient I can be proactive..it's all up to me, my A Team of Doctors and the powers that be.

My Afternoon was spent at my Sister's house....laughing! Between me loosing all my hair and her having a full set of dentures put in a few months earlier and taking them out for me to see her toothless we both laughed till we cried........what a sight we must of been! Me bald and her toothless! The kids thought we lost our minds too! Love those Belly Laughs!

Dinner was spent with My Darling Jim and our "Sweetest Day" date. We went to our favorite steakhouse for dinner and I was hungry enough and well enough to eat Filet and Grilled Shrimp...skipped the soup, salad and appetizers...give this girl protein!!! lol  And then upon arriving home again I found a dozen PINK roses and a card telling me how lucky I am to have him.....LOL! I am luckier than he will ever know!

So you see, even with cancer I can still say....

Life is good and I am blessed!

21 comments:

mosie1944 said...

And you remind me to be thankful, and remember that MY life is good, and I am blessed.

siennastarr said...

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chevyz71gurl74 said...

So glad you had a nice visit with your mom and sister...
Those belly laughs are sure good for the soul...hehe
Reminded me of when my mom got her full set of dentures,
we were callin her "Gumby"...remember that show..and we were singing the little cartoon song...we laughed till we cried too.   I know you look beautiful bald Kim =)  
You are such an inspiration to me, and I thank you!
For allowing us into your personal journey with cancer, through the ups and downs...and always reminding us to be thankful as you are everyday!  We are all blessed...we just have to take the time out of our busy lives to realize it and be Thankful!
Your husband is so very sweet....I love Pink Roses!  So glad you were able to go out to eat together ;)
Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs..~Terri~

pharmolo said...

Of course!

barbpinion said...

All whose path cross yours are blessed indeed.
Congratulations on your nomination. Good luck!
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yakima127 said...

LOVE this entry...Jae

trishaham said...

Oh Sweetie, I am so glad you had such a special day today. It is so much fun to have a belly laugh. I miss those. And what a wonderful hubby you have. He is a gem.

Hoping you have another great Feel Well day tomorrow.

God Bless.
Toodles,
Tia
http://journals.aol.com/trishaham/TiasTale

lifes2odd said...

You really should have taken a picture for us! You are totally amazing!
Martha :-)

lisita15groups said...

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hadonfield78 said...

This is why YOU ARE an inspiration to us.
Because you dont know the meaning of "Giving Up".......
You are a fighter, and you are a survivalist...

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sangrialel said...

You are truly blessed!!  Linda

inafrnz247 said...

Happy Sweetest Day to you (a little late)!  How nice that you were able to spend some happy moments with your mom and sister, and that you are feeling happy today.  Laughter truly is the best medicine.  Hugs, Michelle

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lazarai said...

Sounds like fun.....keep smiling!!

Hugs,
Carol

brandyp0509 said...

What a great entry.  I can picture you and your sister and that's great.  You are blessed and so are we for having you here.  Brandy

ann7inflorida said...

I adore you!!!

I busted out laughing at the bald toothless thing!  ....And then I got hungry when reading about the filet and grilled shrimp.... I just ate a bananana and after reading about surf and turf... well... ya know... a piece of fruit aint cutting it. ;)

I know I pop in and out to leave comments but PLEASE KNOW that every day {seriously} you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugging you, Kim!!! ~Ann :)

rebuketheworld said...

Ok...when I read your journal..its like mutiple emotions each time...you make me cry..then laugh..then think....but I wouldnt want it anyother way..-Raven

fisherkristina said...

How sweet!  A dozen pink roses!

Krissy
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pprrrr39 said...

LOL......sounds like you had a fantastic time with your sister ......and what a beautiful end to the day too

hugs
Jayne