Sunday, October 10, 2010

Giving thanks

This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. Allthough I am thankful every single day of my life, today I take the time to write about it.

I am so thankful for all that life has given me. Thankful for my family. Thankful for the wonderful weather we have been having! Thankful for all the simple little pleasures my daily life has been offering me.

Twenty years ago, this fall, I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The year that followed was just awful. The chemo was shear hell! Even though it has saved my life and I would do it all over again, I still wonder how they can get away with treating humans with those drugs. The radiation followed the chemo and made me that much sicker and weaker. Thanks to the two little sweethearts I had at home, I kept getting up every morning and hoping I was still making their life as normal as possible. My daughter was 7 years old and my son was only 4. Hubby was and still is my rock, my light and soul mate.
Anyone that has gone through severe accident, or trauma, death of someone close or illness will tell you that it changes you completely, it's like hitting a brick wall and making a sharp 90 degree turn. Nothing is the same after. I must say, life is better than it has ever been. I don't think that it's luck, I beleve that life is good if you wish it to be so, if you make it so.

My father is fighting his own cancer battle now. He is strong and brave and has a wonderful attitude. I am thankful for having him as my father.

I leave you with this wonderful fun video taken in the Toronto Eaton center.

Happy Thanksgiving. Be sure to bring light to those that you hold dear. And enjoy the simple pleasures of life every single day.


  1. I enjoyed reading your blog, I understand the changes cancer brings, looking at my life now I think it prepared me for something even more heartbreaking that is ongoing now in my life, so, I knit, I wait, I trust, and I'm also thankful, so very thankful.
    How can someone be grateful for stage 4 cancer? Like Elizabeth Zimmerman said "knit through all crisis", who knew two sticks and a long string could provide such relief? Have a great weekend!!:)

  2. Thank you LapDogKnit for coming by and leaving a comment. The sticks and string can help us get through so much. Stay strong and I wish you the best.

  3. Just now catching up on missed blog posts.
    Thanks for sharing with this "Giving thanks" entry. You do have a lot to be thankful for...I am thinking of the grandbaby that you love knitting for, especially. Don't you find being thankful every day is the ticket to being happy and peaceful?
    And congrats on naming your farm - great name for a future alpaca farm ;).