What am I most thankful for???
Earlier this year I was diagnosed with tongue cancer. It was squamous cell carcinoma and was the size of a golf ball. Chemo and radiation took care of the cancer, and my last treatment was early July, but it knocked me out and I was basically bedridden for most of the summer. Lost 80 lbs, had a feeding tube put in, and generally felt like death for many months.
I'm thankful for an awesome family who all stepped up to help out. My wife took my 3 children to various cub and boy scout campouts, soccer and baseball practices and games, and was on the go most every waking minute she was not at work. She has a full time job, but always made sure the family was where it needed to be while her husband was home in bed or at his appointments.
I'm thankful for living in such a great community. I had several neighbors stop by and offer to help mow the yard, clean the gutters, or just simply be there to talk to while I went through my treatments. I live in a community where we all look after each other. People in the heartland are salt of the earth and my neighbors are living proof.
Lastly, I'm thankful to be alive and to be able to experience all the great things God has given us. Now that my taste buds are slowly starting to come back, I'm really looking forward to being able to eat delicious food again as well!