Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thursday Thanks Tank

Due to inspiration from Pam and the ladies of Thankful Thursday...

First and foremost - exciting news! Twenty-three days post-transplant and my sis-in-law Peggy is scheduled to be discharged from Chicago Rush hospital today! Praise God! Peggy checked into Rush the first time on Valentine's Day for her initial course of treatment for a rare leukemia (AML) of which the experts at Rush have only seen 19 other cases ever. The second time she was admitted just before Mothers' Day for a stem cell/bone marrow transplant for which she broke the odds again and had not only ONE possible match in her siblings but TWO! And, now, after informing the family that she could be gone until mid to late June, Peggy destroyed the odds *again* by being well enough to come home only 3 weeks post-transplant! We are happier than we can explain!

And, second, more good news! Thanks to a super-kind lump sum donation from a childhood friend who now lives out of state, I'm one-quarter of the way to my fundraising goal for our local Relay For Life that I will be participating in in just over two weeks!

I'm so incredibly blessed in so many other areas...

by a hubby that car pools so the gas budget stretches farther
by friends who call to say they miss seeing me and the Vikings and invite us over for a playdate
that next month we will pay off another major credit card
by church family that just stops by to drop off a beautiful new Sunday dress they thought Flicka might look beautiful in
by having healthy children
by a pastor that just stops to see how our garage sale is going (LOL)
by a surprise watermelon (DaHubby's favorite) for dessert this week from my in-laws
by the interlibrary loan program at our local library which will allow me to participate in this bloggy reading club
and, is there anything better than the sight of a full fridge?

Despite having got less than four hours sleep last night due to a Pojke bad dream and thunderstorms, I'm just brimming with thankfulness today...

...and how more thankful could I be if I just had some more caffeine! *wink*

7 comments:

Melanie said...

A truly beautiful Thankful Thursday post! Such good news about Peggy.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Thursday's Child said...

That's wonderful news! It's surely something to be very thankful for. :D

Pam said...

Wonderful news, superb list. Really enjoyed reading today, dear Beth.

Gina's Public Diary said...

Wonderful news about your SIL!! I enjoyed your TT list.

Denise said...

Praise God for such wonderful news regarding your sister in-law.

Tracy said...

Wow...what joyful news! Your thankful heart has definitely blessed me tonight. Thank you for sharing!

sharon said...

Praise God for your sis-in-law! Your post was lovely, God bless you!