A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Throwback to 2004 - LIVESTRONG!

As we all know, when any child is diagnosed with cancer, it terrifically effects the entire family. Some days are good, and some days are not, it's just the way it is in each battle(s). But sometimes, that cancer patient may feel good for a few moments or an hour, and then the family capitalizes on that special time together.

My photo today depicts a "good" hour when Ryan felt good enough to pose and smile for this photo. This was a couple of months before we headed to Duke University Hospital for his life-saving BMT (Bone-Marrow Transplant). He was mostly in a lot of pain due to surgery on his left deltoid on July 9th, but our family got on the LIVESTRONG bandwagon by proudly wearing our yellow bands (Bill and I still wear our bands faithfully each day since then). A huge Thanks to Bill Gawne who sent us the first batch of them when they first appeared on the market! We are still grateful for those precious days from 15 years ago...



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