Monday, June 21, 2010

Another Celebration

Do you know how proud I am of my youngest son?

He isn’t going to get to walk across a stage and have a big ceremony celebrating the fact that he earned his diploma but he did it! After the heartache of finding out that he has cancer and months of chemotherapy and tandem stem cell transplants, he came home and finished high school!

After everything he’s gone through this last year, he hasn’t given up. He’s forged on and is making a future for himself. I, for one, am ready to celebrate my son and all he’s accomplished.

I just can’t find words adequate to express my pride in him.

Tanner, you did it! You went through the unimaginable and then finished high school!

You are, and always will be, my hero (and I know you're Trevor's hero too)!

I love you son of mine...

1 comment:

  1. AMAZING, did you notice the capital letters? Not to diminish the accomplishments of others who took a "normal" route to high school graduation, you faced extreme circumstances that most others would use as an excuse to coast. Never once during the past year have you felt sorry for yourself or or felt cheated by the cards you were dealt. (speaking of cards, you were also amazing playing Texas Hold'em). You demonstrated a resolve to not let your cancer stand in your way of success. You are mapping out a roadmap for your future, a future that was much in doubt not too long ago. Celebration? Absolutely you should be celebrating. The journey you have traveled over the past 12 months has been a story of perseverance, for both you and your mother. I'd say bring on the party, let's celebrate the miracle that YOU are.