That time of year has come and gone. Turkey Day! So far this year has already been one for the books. I sit and ponder about all that has happened so far and realize that I have so much to be thankful for this year. Mid-Summer my dad was diagnosed with Lymphoma. It's one of those things that you NEVER expect to happen to you or anyone close to you. Strange as it may sound, my dad being sick has been a blessing in disguise. Like they say with sickness and death you realize who your true friends are...and I can now vouch for that. I have never felt more loved, and cared for my not only my close friends but my family has been amazingly supportive through this experience. It's brought us closer than ever. I've learned a whole lot about myself and I've grown as a person going through this. I never realized how strong I was. I learned that sometimes you have to put others feelings above your own no matter how hard it may be. I've also learned how fragile life is, and how every moment should be cherished and never taken for granted.
I've also learned the power of prayer. I've always believed in God, or a higher power but I've truly experienced it first hand and I know that God is watching over my daddy. He is guiding my daddy back to his health. There is no other way around it. With the power of science and faith my dad has been on his journey to beat this cancer. Every time he goes in for chemo, the Dr is pleasantly surprised at how well he is doing. The dr expect a full recovery, and while we can never cancel out the cancer completely, I feel that it is in God's hands and he is going to cure him. So with that being said, I am thankful to have my health, thankful to wake up everyday and learn something new, to see the world in a different light and just take in every second and enjoy life. I am truly thankful to have my family. I couldn't have made it through the last few months without them or my best friends. Cherish those you love, spend time with those who matter to you and don't take your life and those around you for granted. You never know how long you have them around for.