Friday, March 20, 2009

Optimisim

In celebration of fishful thinking's 5 ingredients, therfamilydiaries.blogspot.com will be highlighting one every few weeks.The first one she is covering is one on optimism, read it here http://therfamilydiaries.blogspot.com/2009/03/optimism-pay-lets-get-linky-with-it.html. Here is my addition.

Roughly ten years ago I was diagnosed with APL, a form of acute leukemia. It was treated with chemo and other body altering drugs. During that time I was told that more than likely, I wouldn't be able to have any children...that was ok, because I already had two beautiful daughters...

Persephone




and Caylith



I went into remission, and three years later, I met an incredible guy and we became a family



We were all living a happy life, new family, new house, but no children to tie us all together



No, none at all



Then came Abigail




Atticus followed shortly there after



And just when we thought we were done, Avery shows up



I will always have the cancer rearing its ugly head in the background of my life...just because you're in remission doesn't make it go away, but I am optimistic about where I will be ten, twenty, even thirty years from now...and that is with my family.

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family, blessings.

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  2. What a tremendous story of strength and optimism!

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  3. Such a great story and testament to the positive! I wish you all kinds of blessings with your family.

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  4. what a great post I love the pictures and Abigail is so cute

    thankyou for sharing

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  5. Beautiful story!

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  6. Grea post!
    Brimming with positive thoughts.
    I pray that cancer never rears its head again.

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  7. WOW! Amazing. Prayers to you. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful post! You have a beautiful family.

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  9. Wonderful.. glad I popped in to see your optimism!

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  10. oh my gosh _ I was so surprised as I scrolled down and saw the second baby and then the third!
    What a great story, you should try to get it published or something - I think others dealing with cancer would find it so fantastic and inspiring.

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  11. I'm coming over from Blog Stalkers Unite, asking for your help. I am in the running for a round trip airfare paid ticket to Connecticut, to meet a friend I became acquainted with through blogging. She is a super fun person and is holding this contest. I entered a funny story titled "Grapejuice Floaties, Now Marry Me." The person whose story receives the most votes will win a trip to meet this generous lady, whom I'm hoping to meet. The voting ends tonight I believe. I am ahead for now but there is a story coming up from behind out of nowhere and I would so, so, appreciate your help. Her blog is www.becausemomsaidso.blogspopt.com and the voting is on the sidebar on the right. "Grapejuice, Floaties" Just go there and cast a vote for me, please. Thanks so much-you're awesome! ♥

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  12. What a great outlook and such a beautiful family, definitely worth living life to the fullest for! :)

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  13. What a beautiful and inspirational story. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

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  14. The pics were really cute! Stories like that give hope to everyone, even in different situations, so thank you!

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  15. What a wonderful family ,Alex . Truly amazing !!!

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  16. lovely story......
    hope your day is beautiful.

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  17. Awww, what precious children :) I stopped by from SITS and am really enjoying your blog!

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  18. Beautiful children!! And a beautiful story! My mother's 14 year old godson is fighting leukemia right now. It's so terrible! I'm thrilled with your happy ending and it gives me hope!

    Thank you!

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  19. Oh my gosh! Take that Leukemia!

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  20. Caylith? Are you an Anne McCaffrey fan? Just asking because that's a name from one of her books and she's my favorite writer. What a great post.

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  21. Three little surprise blessings. How cool is that. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story with us!

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