Happy Thanksgiving

I was spending some time skimming over some of my previous Caring bridge entries. When I came across the one from Thanksgiving I knew I wanted to repost it, because it is all so true. We are one very blessed, a little messed up, family. 

Here is that post from last year:

Happy Thanksgiving! The Gegens have so much to be thankful for.

We are thankful for the quick diagnosis and move to treatment for Mikko..all his doctors, nurses and technicians.
We are thankful that we are the parents of three wonderful boys. Each blessing our lives in their own special ways.
We are thankful for each and every day that we have together as a family.
We are thankful for our parents and siblings, that are willing to drop everything and help us out at a moments notice, watch John boy, take him to appointments, …for being there for anything and everything.
We are thankful for our friends, neighbors, community, colleagues, and careers….your support and kindness carry us through each day and gives us the strength and courage to keep on keeping on!
We are thankful for our faith and all of your prayers…showering our family with loving and healing thoughts.
Never again will I look at Thanksgiving as just a holiday where we get together with family and have a long weekend. I get it…It is so much more. 
My additions for this year:
We are thankful that out 7 year old is NED!
We are thankful that we are running around like crazy to get to hockey games and practices for all 3 boys.
We are so very thankful that we are living a life closest to “normal”  since April of 2012. (This time last year John was at about round 13 of radiation.)
We are thankful that there is hope to help prevent relapse with the DFMO drug.
We are thankful for healing ankles and leg muscles that were weakened from chemotherapy….for hearing that is not perfect, but good.
We are thankful for the amazing opportunities that have so graciously been given to us from Make A Wish, Children’s Hospital, The Minnesota Wild, Hope Kids, Total Hockey, friends, family and people that don’t even know us.
We are thankful for our friends and family that planned and organized like crazy for the Light the Lamp for Mikko benefit…for everyone that helped, that made donations, that came that night…because of all of you it was an amazing evening …a demonstration of love and support.
We are THANKFUL….stuffed full of GRATITUDE!
We wish you all the best of times with your loved ones tomorrow as you gather together.
With heartfelt thanks we are so grateful to have all of you in our lives and with us on our journey.

 (The last 2 sentences are also from last year’s entry.)

Love, Hope and TONS of Blessings to you all,

Shelly, Jon, Michael Jeffrey and John

2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!
    Hope you had a wonderful day!
    We all do have so much to be thankful for this year! ☺
    To good health, family and friends!!
    Filled with gratitude!!
    Love you guys!

    Love, Jill

    Jill Fox
    HealthEast Cottage Grove Clinic
    Fax 651.326.5802
    Passion for Caring & Service

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