Monday, June 22, 2009

An extra special Father's Day

Yesterday was Father's Day. Of course, you probably knew that. If you did not, there is probably a father somewhere wondering why he did not hear from you. In that case, you can thank me for the belated reminder. For those of you that new it was Father's Day, I am wondering if you knew why mine was so much more special than most. Do you? Think back.

You see yesterday was one of "those" anniversaries. It is probably a date that only a mother or a father would remember. June 21, 2003 was the day that Sydney was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. In some sense, that is the day our lives truly began. I can assure you that since that day Father's day has taken on an entirely new meaning for me. Each year June 21st is a reminder of how important my children are and a hard nudge that I should never, ever take them for granted.

It is hard to believe it, isn't it? 6 years! It has been 6 years since Sydney was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Looking back I can always remember wishing and praying that a day like today would come. I am so thankful.

This is what Father's Day is about.

My purpii.

1 comment:

Team Russi said...

I am so glad that your daughter is still here, giving you a run for your money and steering your purpose. You have a lovely family, and you are a lucky person to realize how blessed your family really is. I think the world would be a better place if we all took time to be grateful for what we have, including the hard experiences.

Take care,