I picked my three year old up from preschool last week and they had just finished a thanksgiving project about what they are thankful for. I couldn’t help but laugh when I read his response. He is thankful for the snacks in the snack box. I supposed that I am thankful for the snacks in the snack box too, especially around 3 in the afternoon. But I wouldn’t say that the snacks in the snack box are at the top of my list.
I can’t help think how different my “Thanksgiving List” is this year. Last year at this time I didn’t even know I had a brain tumour. Now here I am 9 weeks post surgery. Here is my top ten things I am thankful for this year.
I am thankful:
- to be alive and healthy without a brain tumour
- that it was me with the brain tumour and not my kids or my husband
- that my husband took the “in sickness and in health” part of our marriage vows to heart. We pulled each other through this brain tumour fiasco together.
- for my kids because even on the bad days they gave me a reason to get my crap together
- my neurosurgeon’s steady hands
- that neither Timmy or the neurosurgeon did any permanent damage to my brain
- for my parents who took care of the kids and the house so that all I had to do was get better, and all my husband had to do was take care of me
- for my family, friends and blog readers for the guidance, free childcare, meal-train meals, cards, gifts, flowers, prayers and support you all rock
- that a brain tumour cost me a grand total of $33.00 ($8.00 for the drugs my drug plan didn’t cover and $25.00 in parking at the hospital for the week so my family could come and visit me)
- plus all of the things that I am thankful for every year
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, I am thankful for you.