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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

PS...I love you!

I decided that when your mom starts asking you to update your website…it is time!!

We had no idea how many people were looking here, until we started getting phone calls, cards, and emails from total strangers! It is amazing the amount of people that Charli has praying for her. I believe that is why she has been doing so well so far. So, ‘thank you’ – to all of you!

Not a lot to update, so I imagine that is good. Charli is continuing to have more good days than bad days, so we are very happy about that! We are scheduled to go back for Round 2 of chemo April 13th (yes it is FRIDAY THE 13th!)

I don’t think I have mentioned this before on here, so I will throw it out there now! Charli’s grandma and grandpa Preister are heading up a benefit for her, and to raise awareness for childhood cancer. ISN’T THAT AMAZING! I know they will get help from the other grandparents as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, etc…we are so blessed with helpful people. This will take place on April 29th, if you would like more information please let me know!! It sounds like it will be fun, Jody has done a great job planning and putting this together. We are grateful. The event is going to involve motorcycles, cars, trucks, food, drink, and prizes! Sounds like a great time, right?!!!

Again – thank you for all of your well wishes, we continue to see the blessings in our life each day as something or someone touches our hearts. We can only promise to pass along all of this goodwill.

Charli is sleeping beautifully and peacefully in her bed now, so I better end this before she decides it is time to play again!! HOW FUN IS BEING A MOM?!!!!!!!!!!!!

is being able to SMILE always this fun?!

CONEHEAD!!! I am going on a walk with mommy & daddy!

Grandma Preister DREW this picture of me!! She called it "charli tickeled pink"!!!!

If you have gotten this far, I would like you to post ATLEAST one thing that you are thankful for!! I will start!! I am thankful for Charli's health, friends, family, and the kindness of strangers.

...your turn!


Michelle Ugarte said...

I am thankful that I get to sleep next to my daughter most every night!

I am thankful for the doctors who helped cure my daughter of cancer.

I am thankful for my friends and family who helped us through that difficult time.

I am thankful for my little boy's ability to sleep through the night! ;o)

I am thankful that I have such a wonderful husband!

I am thankful for my new friends that I hope to help through their difficult time.

sadie said...

i am thankful for you.

one of the best friends i could ever have. and to her little girl and shining star.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for this blog so that I can get updates on Charli without bugging you. Now that you are bookmarked, I check it at least once a day and sometimes more. Thank you for your consideration of our "need to know."

I am thankful for love of family and friends.

I am thankful for my friends that are praying for Charli and that ask about her even though they don't know her.

I am thankful for Chad's dad and Jody planning the event for April 29th. We plan to be there!


Anonymous said...

I am thankful for me and my babies health. Good friends, wonderful family and faith. God doesn't give us more than he's prepared us to handle.

Brenda you are a great inspiration to mothers out there. Keep the chin up and GO CHARLI! Let me knwo if there is anything I can do for the benefit.
Gina and Baby W

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that all the people I have to pray for are doing so well. Thankful that Charli has such amazing parents to help her thru this crazy time. I am thankful for my little man and husband.
If you need any more help with the benefit let us know.
Kelly, Adam & Zander

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for family, friends and friends I've never even met in person!

What an awesome picture that Grandma drew of Charli! It's amazingly beautiful!

Keep me posted on the benefit information. HUGS to you all!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for the power of prayer. I have been praying for your daughter, often at night holding the hand of my own sleeping daughter, every night since I heard of her diagnosis. (I am a Babyfit July 06 mom too) May God continue to bring her "more good days than bad."

Anonymous said...

What a great idea Brenda!
I am thankful for my wonderful husband and beautiful baby girl! I am also thankful for so many great friends and the spectacular family that we both have! We truely do have an AWESOME GOD and he loves each one of us so much and put us each here for a special purpose and little Charli is one special girl to have so many people storming heaven for her!

-God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way-

Please let us know what we can do for the benefit!

Love you!!
Andrea, Chad, Calla

Jennifer Anderson said...

I am thankful for all of the kids that I have grown up with in my mothers daycare. They are as close to me as family and feel as though they are my very own brothers and sisters. I love each and everyone of them. I am thankful for my mother's care for children. It is so comforting to know that so many children are cared for and loved with tons of kisses and hugs during the day when their parents are at work.

I am thankful for you Charli. You dont know it, but you have taught us so much. You have taught us to have faith in God, to live strong, and to smile even when it hurts. I am also thankful for your wonderful parents who love you so much and would do anything for you. I am thankful that they make you smile and laugh (Laughter and Love is the best kind of medicine when one is sick).

I am thankful for God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I am thankful for family, friends, and teachers.

I Love You Charli and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers every single day!!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful Charli was blessed with such supportive, loving, and strong parents!

Jen Stelk

Cindy said...

I am thankful for my loving husband and precious daughter.

I am thankful to have had the opportunity to "meet" you and become your friend.

I am thankful that Charli is doing so spectacular with her treatment.

Happy Easter!

Alicia in Omaha said...

I am thankful for the strength that parents seem to get at just the right times in life.

Dawn said...

I am so very thankful that you are a July Mommy, because you have touched so many hearts Brenda!

I am thankful that Charli is doing better

I am thankful that you are Charlis parents! what a wonderful loving family!

hugs and smooches~
(Dawn form babyfit)

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my wonderful husband and my beautiful son and for our health.

I am also thankful for my faith and God's love and compassion.

Lastly, I am thankful for all of my friends (even those I have never met in person:)

Happy Easter, and may God continue to bless Charli with good days until she is cancer-free:)

Much love,
Lauren Borack

Jennifer Milam said...

I'm thankful for my beautiful, happy, healthy family.

I'm thankful for the amazing women who have taught me much about life!

I'm thankful for clean air, food, medical care, my home, and the stability in my life.

I'm thankful for knowing you, Brenda and have touched my heart and my world in ways you cannot measure!

Love and hugs,

JennMilam (from BabyFit)