Monday, June 07, 2010

A Day of Thanks

Today was a special day. A quiet one with little fuss but so very special nonetheless.

Seven months ago today I took my husband to the hospital emergency centre where they had him in surgery within hours. Over the last seven months there he has been, sometimes staying for weeks at a time, the remainder, daily visits for treatment.

Today, I brought him home from his last hospital stay. His chemo has finished and stem cell transplant a success.

Today is a day to truly give thanks.

I give thanks to my mother who has repeatedly flown from her home and life overseas so that she could be by my side for the difficult days.

I give thanks to our family and friends who have been so wonderful in so many ways to our little family.

I give thanks to all those people who while we've never actually met, have showered us with kind words of support and kept us in their thoughts and prayers.

I give thanks to his doctor and all the amazing staff at his hospital, they have not only been so generous with their care and caring towards The Man, but also to the rest of our family.

I give thanks to the Leukaemia Foundation, who especially in the early days helped us through a difficult time.

I give thanks to my husband whom I love so dearly for fighting so hard so that he can continue to be by my side and to be a loving father to our wonderful little girl.

I give thanks to the little one, who is wise far beyond her age, has been a shining light and joy and so understanding and flexible with the chaos thrown into the beginning of her life.

And finally, I give thanks to the universe for my husband's life.

32 comments:

Liam's Mummy said...

I'm glad you finally have your husband home. Isn't modern medicine wonderful?

Liesl said...

Ah, that is wonderful that he is home and has finished his treatment. xx

Soja said...

Wonderful news! I wish you and your family a long happy amazing future together. x x

Mel & Seigo said...

You've just made my day :)

spindelmaker said...

I am so happy for you!

74 Lime Lane said...

wonderful news Melanie!

Thea said...

Oh, I just got teary... I'm so happy for you guys. I know how scarey those hospital visits and not knowing can be... x

Malinda Lloyd said...

blinking back tears... you must be so relieved.

I hope your little family is enjoying being together again.

:)

Annie said...

That's great news Melanie!! It's hard to put in words for what you, your husband and your family have been through these past months. I am so glad that everything is fine now. God bless your family. :)

little red hen said...

Oh Thank goodness, what a relief it must be. All the best to you and your family!

Di said...

What wonderful news! I had been wondering how your husband was doing and I am glad to hear that is it positive news. May your little family enjoy many many years of health together!

Definitely a day for celebration!

Joanne said...

That's such good news. May he continue to regain strength and enjoy being back with his family.

Irmhild said...

So glad to read this! it makes my evening!!

Selina said...

Wow. Fabulous post Melanie. I wish you all the continued success in the world. This is fabulous news.

xx

BumbleVee said...

tears and hugs Melanie.. to you and your little family.... and, may you all grow old together.....

Nikki said...

Great news, Melanie.
xxx

K and S said...

such great news! all the best to you and your family! hugs from osaka.

Sandrine said...

Oh Melanie this is such a moving post, I wish you from the bottom of my heart that all those difficult times are behind now.Wishing you all health, love and happiness!xx

Laura said...

Beautiful words, Mel. Your post brought tears to my eyes! Lots of love to your and yours. xxx

inoriz said...

Yes, this post has put a huge smile on my face and brightened up my morning. Thank you Mel for sharing with us.

Our family, too, wishes your family good health, happiness and much love!

*hugs*

Jetta's Nest said...

Wiping tears from my eyes too! Wishing you all long, healthful lives filled with all the love and happiness you could ever wish for!!

flossy-p said...

Gulp!

I am SO SO happy to hear it all worked out so well. Miraculous even. What a hard year you've all been through. A testament to your little family and the love you have that you've come through so well.

May the future remain as bright.

Leonie Guld said...

Oh..shit...where are my tissues!!! What a beautiful post...and such fine news....so dam fine!!! xx

Hot Fudge said...

Thank you Melanie for making me rush to the bathroom for tissues. May you have many years ahead of you as a happy family. And the bonus is that you have a fabulous new hairstyle!

Chicken Willow said...

Great news Melanie!!

Sarah said...

Those are some pretty darn good reasons to be thankful!

Glad you and your family are pulling through and that you've reached the light at the end of the treatment tunnel.

hugs!

Cute as Buttons said...

Me, too! That thankfulness comes from such a deep place. Six months down the track, I find myself counting those blessings and giving thanks over and over again. What a big, scary journey you have been on and how gracefully and lovingly you have travelled. I am so happy for you. Lisa x

Christie said...

oh happy day! xxx

momijitomitsukoshi said...

Such good news!! I'm so happy for you all and for prayers answered. You are a beautiful family made even more beautiful and stronger for what you have been through! God bless you...

m.e (Cathie) said...

i love this post & I love a happy ending.
enjoy life Melanie & give your family lots of squishy cuddles ♥

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Yes, you've got me teary as well. I am so very glad that things have worked out as they have. I hope you all continue to thrive.

Miu And Umi said...

Your strength and positivity is incredible. As I sniffle and wipe away tears, I realise how fragile all this is. I wish you all the health and happiness in the world.

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