A Reflection of Thanks

November 30, 2010

I know Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but I can’t help but reflect on the amazing journey my family has been on for the last 3 years. (My chemobaby will be 2 very soon–can you believe it?)

I am eternally thankful for:

  • My husband, the saint, who married me even though I had cancer
  • My friends, who have been my cheerleaders every step of the way
  • My family, for accepting what was happening to me, even if it made them uncomfortable
  • My co-workers, who have listened to every chapter of this story and have supported me throughout this journey
  • My stepdaughter, who accepted chemobaby and her challenges so easily
  • My chemobaby, who gave me even more incentive to fight cancer and beat it to a pulp –You will always be my ultimate inspiration

My family is so blessed to have survived this ordeal. I read online posts every day from mothers raising children with spina bifida reciting challenges that they are facing, while we face minimal challenges. And I am cancer-free, watching my spina-bifida child walk, thrive, and embrace life as if nothing stood in her way. We are incredibly blessed indeed.



  1. As are we all blessed to have you in our lives!

  2. Simply beautiful, Nancy. You are always such an inspiration!

  3. And Dina, why are you up at 4:02? zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Oh, now I see, the clock is off. I just posted at 8:00 am and it reads 1:00 pm. No. no. no, I need those 5 hours back, please.

    • Kim, you crack me up!

  4. Can’t believe that beautiful baby is going to be two already. Loved the pictures you emailed. Can’t wait to drive up to Tampa and hang out with you girls. You’re right, lots of things to be greatful for.

    Love you and god bless, Betty

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! We are all so very thankful to have you and your family in our lives as well.

  6. Nice post Nancy. We’re so glad you’re in our lives we love you and your family!

    • Thanks J…right back atcha!

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