If you have never been to a Jam...they are amazing, and they totally benefit St Jude's.
To start the show, they had a mom and her son talk. One night he came into his parent's room, when he was 7, and was complaining of being dizzy and was throwing up every where. The next day, he wasn't any better and when her husband got home they both noticed his eyes were going from side to side. So they took him in and found that he has a tumor on his brain stem.
He had weeks to live.
He was 7.
Well, they called St Jude's and had to make a decision if they were going to go get treatment there. Less than an hour after they confirmed their appointment, St Judes called them with a plane ticket, hotel arrangements, and a car....for nothing out of their pocket.
Now this boy is 9. They can't remove his tumor, so they keep going to the doctor and will have to start radiation soon.
So as they were sharing their story all I could think about was Parker and try to keep it together.
Can you imagine hearing that your child has cancer??? The thought makes me tear up. I can just imagine your whole world collapsing.
Hearing someone's story like that makes you take an assessment of your life and who you are thankful for..
I am beyond thankful for my chubby baby, the kid who can make me burst out laughing with just one little twitch of his lips, the kid who can make my day instantly better when I get to hold him, the kid who changed my whole life the instant he cried for the first time.
I am thankful for this man...who is my rock in this world.
I am thankful for this big lap dog, who is the best snuggler ever.
I am thankful for this fantastic group of ladies. You need girlfriends to get through in life, and let me tell you what...I got the best ones. :)
I am thankful for my family. They are the ones that are truly stuck with me forever..and don't seem to mind?
Whom I can't even find a picture of all of us together..which is the exact reason I want to do a family photo shoot this summer.
Anyways..I want to go to bed.
Recap: Be thankful for what you have..you never know when it can all be taken away from you.
Live your life...
Go to the St Jude's Jam this fall...its so worth it.
Wish this crazy amazing lady a happy birthday on Thursday. My steel trap of a best friend...the one who has been by my side since the start of my time in the MH.
Love you E.
Like I said....it's her birthday month....there is at least one more blog about her on the way. ;)
Thanks for last night love!!