Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy new year!

A year ago today an MRI showed a lesion in the pons of Steve's brain stem.

Many of you have been a part of our adventure ever since. Others have hopped aboard along the way. Every day, when I say prayers of thanks, I include you -- the folks who have prayed with us and for us, who have offered gifts, who have cared for us and our children.

Instead of retelling the pain of the last year, I asked Steve to share some of his favorite things. I first asked for a list of 10. Not enough, he said. I asked for 20. Still, not enough. Whatever it takes, I said!

His list isn't inclusive, and it's in no particular order:

Some of Steve's favorite things from the past year
Katie dancing
Cooper playing soccer
Margie (Sweeters)
Taking Cooper to see Wicked in Chicago
Autumn’s colors
The Wire
Love from friends old and new, neighbors, co-workers and strangers
Lazy rivers
Every new day
Bathing my kids
Electric blankets
Washing the dishes
Our Christmas tree
Amazing doctors, nurses and staff
Baskin Robbins’ Peanut Butter 'n Chocolate Ice Cream
My iPod
Run for Steve
Cracking myself up
The Nasher
Too many more blessings to possibly list here


Anonymous said...

Thanks to you, Tyra, and Steve, Cooper, and Katie for blessing us with your reminders us that simple joys are the best kind.

Sweetest Whimsy said...

Happy New Year, indeed! Today we celebrated Dylan's birthday but also Steve's one year anniversary as a survivor of the Damm Spot. We are praying for you and glad the new medications are doing their thing. :)

Wendy Curran said...

What's easy to see is that most of Steve's favorite things involve PEOPLE - his family, friends and others who have turn up the volume on goodness in his life. I pray the list is TWICE this long next year!! God bless and hold you all,