Warm Heart Wednesday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." This is where we share with you whatever it is that warms our hearts.
As I type this post it is actually Thursday, January 28, 2016. Forty years ago today my youngest son was born. Happy Birthday Reid!
He's been to hell and back to reach the big 40. He's been through countless rounds of chemo and two stem cell transplants. Through it all he's never forgotten how to smile. I've never once heard him ask, "Why me?" Today he is cancer free although he does have side effects from the chronic graft vs host disease. He no longer has the energy he once had and he sometimes has shortness of breath due to the cancer originally pressing on a nerve to his lung. There's no going back to the life he had BC (before cancer). Again, he never complains. This is the new normal for him and he accepts it. I am very proud of him.
We no longer take birthdays for granted in this house and it warms my heart to see him celebrating the BIG 40! He spent some time with friends today. Last weekend Keith came from Austin to help us celebrate and tomorrow we're going out to dinner with Troy and his family. It's kind of a week long celebration.
I tried to get a picture of him without the light reflecting off his glasses. It didn't work. Here he is standing in front of the Christmas tree (yes, it's still up!) this morning. Doesn't he look healthy?
Now please head over to Jenny's blog for a list of this week's participants. Thank you for visiting (and allowing this mom a chance to celebrate and brag).