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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...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

say something!

I know there are lots of you out there who read this and NEVER say anything back (yes you!) and I want to hear from you! You can post anonymously so no one will ever know who said (myself included!).

So - I would like each of you to post something "small" that you are thankful for. It doesn't have to be anything major, but it can be! Anything you are thankful for, in my opinion, is major...but it can be on any scale.

I just want to show everyone on here how many things we have to be thankful for! Please just take a second to do this...I think it will make all of us feel good!!!

I will start...

Today I am thankful for the playful and innocent way Charli crawls away from me when she should be napping, and I walk into her room saying "I'm gonna get you!". I LOVE THAT LITTLE GIRL!!! She is my world!

okay, YOUR turn!

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay I'll play!
Today I am thankful for the sunshine. Somehow everything seems better when there is blue sky, green grass and sunshine... doesn't make me very thankful to be at work... but thankful just the same that I have a window in my office!

Kim

kara said...

I am thankful for the knowledge that I can leave work, and go home to a family who loves me. Even if there are chores or things to be done to get ready for the next day, I can still go home and enjoy the time with ones I love.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for being able to enjoy the little things...such as last night when my son (2yr) put his fingers into a pan of brownies and then proceeded to lick them off and looked at me and said.."mmm...good...chocolate." It was adorable!
Jen

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my little naughty monkey (Hannah 10 months) who gets into everything...and can drive me nuts!

Sarah

Katie (mommyvandyke) said...

I am thankful for the smile I receive every morning from this little precious person standing in her crib. That same smile, along with a squeal, greets me at the top of the stairs when I get home from work everyday. I know what you mean Brenda. She is my world!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for every minute I have with my little girl. She has stage IV neuroblastoma and we are fighting it right now!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my life. I am thankful that God has blessed me with a beautiful little boy and a wonderful husband. I am thankful my 78 year old grandma has decided to fight her colon cancer.

Brenda, I am praying for you and your family each and every day!! God Bless you!!

Jessica said...

I'm thankful for the realization that everything happens just the way it's supposed to, even though we may not know why at the moment. ~jessica

Anna said...

I'm thankful today for the kindness of others!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for the doctors that help with all the people with cancer such as Charli, Trenton, and my aunt. I am thankful for everyone who supports those who are sick.

Anonymous said...

I'm grateful for my wonderful husband and for my two baby boys. I am grateful for my family and friends..
I grateful for understanding, compassion and love..
Alison.

Anonymous said...

I am extremely thanksful for my daughter.........who is also the Mother of my precious little grand
daughter that is fighting Nauroblastoma...........and thankful for the knowledge of the doctors and medical people that are treating her. I am also thankful for the Daddy------of Charli Ann.

Stacy from Michigan said...

I am thankful for my husband and two children that make me feel like I am the best Mom in the wholed world!!

I am thankful for the innocents of a child...for the way Michael says "my nose smells like..." when he smells something...for the twinkle in Emily's eyes and the smile on her face everyday when I pick her up from school!!!

I am thankful for the greatest gift...unconditional love!!!

God Bless the Preister Family tonight and always!!!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my loving husband and 4 sons , I am also thankful that my son Logan has been cancer free for 10 years this month.

Laura said...

I'm thankful for my two beautiful children. They truly are the light and joy in my life and have made me stop and re evaluate everything that has ever mattered before in my life.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. YOu are truly amazing to be so strong while going through this battle. I keep her in my prayers daily.

~Laura (lamibe@aol.com)

Sadie said...

i'm thankful that i made it up in time for work :)

AndreaChad said...

I am thankful that my baby takes a big deep breath every time I go to make sure she is still breating. I am thankful that I have a friend like Brenda who can help me see that there are lots of things in life that seem like big things, but are really little things. I am thankful that I have a great husband who helps out so much around the house. I am thankful that Charli continues to carry on like a champ through all her chemo and pokes and prods. I am thankful for so many more things that I could go on for pages!

Heather said...

I am thankful for my wonderful baby boy who is now walking and getting in to everything. I am thankful for my husband who is the most wonderful person I know...I too know what you mean Bre...Paydon is my world!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my family, our health and having a job to go to every day. Charli is such a precious little girl. I enjoy reading your journal and following Charli's progress. My husband had cancer 12 years ago - it is a terrible ordeal to go through so I can sympathize with you. It is so sad these small children have to go through this and I hope and pray a miracle cure can be found. I will be praying for Charli and your family.
Sharon

Shevy said...

I am thankful for the slobbery kisses I get from my baby girl.
I am thankful for all the "I love you, Mommy!" I get from my boy.
I am thankful that it started to rain AFTER I laid the last brick in the patio.
I am thankful for the strength and courage that God blesses the Preisters with as they continue to fight NB.
I am thankful that Brenda shares her baby's battle with us and lets us pray for Charli and her family.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my wonderful little baby boy and for the smiles he gives to me...he is also my world! I am thankful for the wonderful family that God has given me. I am thankful that God has blessed Chad and Brenda with such a beautiful little girl named Charli.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for the FAITH that the Lord has blessed us with to manage to get through times like the Preisters are going through right now! I'm thankful for all of the people who are offering prayers for Charli and her family.
I'm thankful that Brenda has the strength to fight for this cause!

Anonymous said...

I AM THANKFUL FOR MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND,WHO DOES EVERYTHING FOR ME:)I AM ALSO THANKFUL FOR OUR LIL PRECIOUS BOY-EVEN THOUGH HE IS STILL GROWING INSIDE ME:)!! WE LOVE TO FEEL HIM MOVE AROUND INSIDE ME :) LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND I KNOW SOMETIMES I TAKE IT FOR GRANTED:)
JEN

Justine said...

I am thankful for Maddie still napping! I know that is really chessie but right now, I am thankful for it. And thankful for being on vacation.

Justine (BF)

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for every little kick that I receive from my little baby. Knowing that god has let me in on this little miracle of life. Even though I complain that it hurts sometimes I know soon enough (32 days or so) I will miss them!

Gina

Anonymous said...

I am continually thankful for my family AND my friends who are my backbone in life. I am blessed to have so many great friends and to have also crossed paths with you, Brenda!
Luv ya girl-Courtney

Anonymous said...

I am grateful for my beautiful baby boy. He has brought new meaning to the word life. I feel that I hadn't lived until he came.
Children give us much more than we give them.

Praise God for children!
Anamaria

Leslie said...

I am thankful for all of my beautiful family and friends. I would be nothing in this world without them.

Rachelle said...

I am thankful for the wonderful family that I have. It is amazing to see how strong the people around you can be when things don't go the way you had planned.

Brenda, I really admire your strength ---- I am glad that Charli has parents as wonderful as you and Chad :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful for my 10 mo old girl who can make me smile even when I don't have the energy for it. I'm also thankful for my wonderful husband and our family.

Ryen and Macey said...

I am thankful for this webpage --- it helps us stay current with everything going on with Charli and her parents.

Ryen and Macey said...

I am thankful for this webpage --- it helps us stay current with everything going on with Charli and her parents.

Christy said...

I am thankful for my family.

Donnie said...

I am thankful for anything but the wind !(I am driving down the interstate) ---- someone else is typing this :-)

Michaela said...

I am thankful for timeouts (I do not have tot work today) :-)

Kaje said...

I am thankful for my DF. As much as I complain about him (lol) I know that he has and always will be there for me to lean on. The way he is with my daughter just lights up my day. Today I am thankful for the joy that he brings wherever he goes.

Anonymous said...

I aam thankful for my family that is scattered across this country as we all follow out life paths.
I am thankful for the technical tools that make it possible to follow Brenda, Chad, and Charli's life as they battle this NB. Thank you for the pictures-she is getting cuter all the time and is growing. I am thankful Charli is able to get out and see some things and people.Aunt Nell

Mel said...

Im thankful that God has given me three beautiful children with the strength to raise them and for my loving husband by my side.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for God's continuous blessings and the gift of so many people who truly are so good.
Janice

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for how my son wants to "talk about the whole thing" at the end of the day and then give his baby brother kisses. I am thankful that I have the luxury to be here with them right now... and that my husband understands it also makes me a little crazy. I also am thankful that it didn't rain today.

Anonymous said...

Honestly Brenda, right now I'm thankful for you & Charli, for reminding me to be present & thankful. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for a strong faith, a creative mind, a husband who loves me, my family and friends, second chances and another day of wonder. Grm P

Cindy said...

I am thankful for my Mia.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my family and friends. Even if I don't call or talk to them as often as I should, those people I consider friends I know would be there if I really needed them. Whether it be in person, or in thoughts and prayers. So Brenda, even though I haven't been there is person (your house is usually dark when I've driven by...you're probably in Omaha most of the time I'm back) just know that you, Charli and Chad are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your friend,
Tiffany

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for all the Cancer research that goes on to fight ALL the horible things it makes people go thru. That my nephew is doing well. That I know my papa is smiling down on us. That my mom has found someone new. That Zander is so close to crawling and said 'dada' first but likes me to comfort him. That at this moment everyone in my family is healthy. And for everything else that I can think of cause if I kept going this would be as long as everyone elses put together.
Kelly

Compound said...

I am thankful that whenever I hear something that makes me question the humanity of the world we live in and I fear for my baby's future, I can come to this site and read the blog and the comments and the outpouring of love from people around the world and feel that there is still more good than bad out there. It makes me feel good to know that God is hearing Charli Ann's name from so many lips. All the best, Alli (DelilahBlue)

MommyJaden said...

I am thankful for my daughter Jaden - for she is my world as much as Charli is yours ... she has helped me see things the way I did when I was a child and there is no way to thank her for that! Thank your Preister's for sharing your prescious Charli ... May God continue to hold you close!

Love from my family to your!

Rebekah Clark
Prior Lake, MN

www.jadenalexandra.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my son who is a little miracle sent to us by God. I am also thankful for family and friends who are there when you need them.

Kellie said...

I am thankful for every smile I get from my daughter, and moms like you who are so brave to let us see into the heart of mothering. I just found your blog and I am so deeply moved. My daughter is a day older than Charli Ann, and I will keep you in my prayers. EXPECT MIRACLES!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that no matter how crazy and out of control life gets, God is still in control.

Jonell