Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We are starting to get a little Santa paranoid here.  Yesterday you saw ALL those Santa eyes watching us, and now LOOK - there are more up there on the piano. 


We sure need to be very careful about being good.  We want to stay on Santa's nice list.

Today is Brian's Thankful Thursday Bloghop.



So today we are going to let Mom have a few words because she says our family has a very big reason to be thankful.

Thank you, Lightning, Misty, and Timber.  So dear readers, a few weeks ago we mentioned on a post that a family member had received some very serious medical news.  It has been a very difficult and anxiety-filled time for all of us.  One of our daughters has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  It has taken a few weeks to get through all the initial testing, all the while trying to digest all the dire ramifications of this news.  Although she still faces a tough road ahead, we have finally received some encouraging news.  The cancer has been caught very early, does not appear to have moved to the lymph nodes, and is relatively small.  Without getting into a lot of details, suffice it to say that she will be facing major surgery in the near future and most likely radiation after.  Recovery will be a tough period of time, but we are beyond happy to see that there IS a much brighter light at the end of the road.  The date of the surgery is still being finalized, but it will be sooner rather than later, possibly before Christmas.  A few of you have walked this road with us the past few weeks, and we are so very thankful for all the prayers and the POTP offered by them and by those of you who may not have known the whole story but still cared enough to pray and think of us.  The POTP, POP (power of prayer), and LFF (love from friends) is just amazing.  We can't say THANK YOU enough.  Unfortunately, our presence here on our blog and comments of your blogs will likely be very sporadic, although I will do my best to post when I can.  I expect to be very busy helping our daughter and her husband and the three children, K and twins J and C, who often appear here on the blog.  For now things should be pretty normal, but we expect life to change quickly.  We know you will all understand and we thank you for that.  Please keep those prayers coming and all POTP is always most appreciated.




We pups want to echo Mom's thoughts - thanks to all our pals for your love and support.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber, and Mom too



28 comments:

Frank The Tank said...

I always have you all in our prayers and will send POTP and healing vibes your way, you have been through so very much and I know that you are a strong family unit so will all work together, you will remain in our thoughts and in our hearts, Love and licks from your furiends and honorary Woo Frank and Max XxxxxxX

Murphy said...

Better check and see if those Santas have cameras or are wired for sound! On the other topic, we are sorry to hear about daughter but delighted that it was caught early. The journey will be a rough one but keep the faith that she will make it through and enjoy a long, healthy life.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are so sorry that your daughter is facing this battle but we know how important it is to have caught it early. It is wonderful that you are able to be there to help her through this.
love
Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Madi and Mom said...

Dear sweet Woos and Mom...you and your entire family is being held close to our hearts and kept in our nightly prayers. A strong support system is monumental in any illness but especially when facing such serious surgery and treatment. Your assistance with the bipeds will give your precious daughter's mind ease.
Hugs, love and healing kitty kisses
Madi and Cecilia

Kinley Westie said...

Sendin her lotsa POTP and westie kisses.

C.L.W.STEP said...

We're so sorry to hear about your daughter. Fortunately, these days, treatment for that type of cancer is very good. We'll be thinking about you all, and hope you have a great Holiday despite this. Sending lots of prayers and POTP!

Brian said...

We're glad when you visit but please don't worry about visiting us. Focus on your precious daughter and her needs as I know you will. We'll be hear waiting for you. Prayers, hugs and purrs from all of us Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, the good news of an early catch is a great reason to be thankful.

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear this news but know you all will come through it just fine. We are sending all the POTP and LFF we can muster and will be thinking of you often. Don't worry if you can't visit blogs we all know sometimes your priorities have to shift when necessary.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We'll keep those prayers coming. It will be a rough road, but at least it was caught early. Best wishes.

KB Bear said...

LFF - you have that coming from all of us. I love that acronym, and I'm so glad that there was finally some encouraging news. We all understand that family comes first... and we'll be here when you have time. Lots of love from all of us here in the Rockies.

Wyatt said...

Sending prayers and "terrier-zen" to your daughter.
♥♥♥♥
Sue, Paul, Wyatt and Tegan

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

POTP to your daughter and you. I had surgery and radiation for breast cancer in 2007. It was very traumatic but I am healthy and have been cancer free for nearly a decade. I pray your daughter is as fortunate as I was. We love all of you

Ruby said...

Oh noes! Wells, it sounds like she has a plan, and it can be treated successfully. I am sendin' all the POTP, healin' vibes, AireZens, and all the loves and prayers I can! Knows that we are all thinkin' of you, and your family, and loves you all. {{{hugs}}}
Kisses,
Ruby and Ma ♥♥

Mark Muller said...

we send lots of potp and healing thoughts... and we send positive thoughts so the big bad c will go away and it never ever comes back...

Molly the AireGirl said...

We are sending tons of AireZen and positive vibes to your daughter and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers♥

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

Such a wonderful reason to be thankful!! We are sending our prayers and POTP for comfort, strength and healing!!

sandy l said...

Saying prayers for your daughter - I'm very thankful that this has been detected early and can be treated.

Anonymous said...

Well I'm sure that was very devastating news to hear from your daughter initially but it ALSO sounds like she is addressing everything quickly and the fact it's a small area and NOT in her lymph nodes is excellent news. I'm sure you will be super busy helping with the kids and the whole family's care but update us when you can - because we LOVE ALL OF YOU and care deeply for you and your family. We will be praying and sending POTP to EVERYONE.

Love, Pam and Teddy too

Caren Gittleman said...

continued POTP to your daughter and your entire family. That IS GOOD NEWS! Both of my sister in laws had breast cancer that was caught EARLY and was small like your daughter's and they are both fine now (thank God!) Positive thoughts help quite a bit!! xoxo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wem will continue to sent,,, Power of prayers for your daughter. This is a very stressfull time for all of you,, and all of blog ville, is circleing around you family with lots of love..
The light in the tunnel is good news,, even though the path is long..
love
tweedles

How Sam Sees It said...

We will definitely be adding our prayers for your daughter. Hugs and love to your family.

...and yes, Santa is watching!

Monty, Harlow, and Ramble

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sending tons of prayers and purrs to your daughter. We know what a shock this must be to all of you.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Madi and Mom said...

Hey Woos
Oh we got our new tree it is is much more Senior Friendly than our former tree
Decorations tomorrow....we pace ourselves. Packages will be ready to go under it tomorrow
PS is is snowing here but not sticking
Hugs madi your bfff

Casey said...

We are crossing our paws and sending as much POTP as we can manage for your daughter!

Huskies622 said...

Sending prayers and good wishes to you daughter and the whole family...and wishing everyone happiness and peace for the holidays!

Kiki and Nala

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, my, I am so very sorry to hear your daughter had such frightening news. My heart dropped reading this post. I am so happy that she has received some good news, and I will be keeping her in my prayers. Big, BIG hugs to you. xo

Unknown said...

Much LFF and POTP from us all here in Spain. We know how POTP and LFF worked for our hu'grandmum on a number of occasions.

Gentle woooos
Khumbu and Co

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay yes santa claus is always watching i fownd that owt the hard way!!! but yoo ar all verry gud dogs and hav nuthing to wurry abowt!!! i am sending lots of vizsla tail wags for yore hyooman sister and the hipster kitties send purrs too!!! ok bye