Monday, April 26, 2010

Grace In Small Things: 17/2010

This week, my post is going to take a slight turn - - let me explain:

This past week, I have helped out, and participated in, the "Kris Rocks" Benefit for a very dear friend and coworker of mine. Kris has been battling Breast Cancer for the past 14 years. She is Stage IV, and it has spread to her bones and liver. BUT - - you will NEVER, EVER find a more positive, upbeat person than Kris. She is a fighter; she is determined to beat this nasty, vicious disease. And if anyone can do it, Kris is the one!

That all being said, here are the 5 things I am grateful for this week:

  • Donating 10 batches of my "world-famous" brownies to the Benefit - - 8 for the Bake Sale, and 2 of my Chocolate Mint Brownies to the Silent Auction . . . and watching a "bidding war" going on over them!
  • Mr. Dizzy and I spending an entire Saturday afternoon with the most amazing group of people. The entire hall was packed!
  • Meeting Kris' Dad, and sharing a few tears with him while telling him what an amazing, strong person my friend, his daughter, is, and how she has inspired me over the years.
  • Finally getting to hear the band "Mister Sister" play, and they are awesome! Kris' husband, David, is the keyboardist for the group. He is amazing. Actually, they all are!
  • Getting to spend time with my nephew Travis, who adores Kris; she was one of his instructors in College, and they have kept in touch over the years. He made a special trip to Decatur just to be at the Benefit and spend time with her (and us, of course!)
This past Saturday afternoon made me realize once again how generous and giving people are, and willing to rally around a friend/coworker/family member in need. Yes, there is a lot of bad in the world - - A LOT - - but yesterday showed me that the good greatly outweighs the bad!

I'm glad you had such a good day, yesterday, Kris. And don't forget - - KRIS ROCKS!!

Count your blessings - - join Grace In Small Things.

2 comments:

zelzee said...

I can certainly relate to this post. I was diagnosed last year with stage IV Cancer Unknown Primary. Cleveland clinic even wrote me off, but I walked out of there and told them to "Eat my dust....you just watch me!"
I went through chemo and radiation at our cancer center in town. I never missed a day of work, nor did I get sick. (I insisted I would NOT).
I focused on where I was going to be and did not allow ANY negative thoughts to invade my space.
I am now in remission, hair is back, our newspaper even did an article on me and here I am.
Tell Kris anything is possible for those with a true deep positive belief.
She will be in my thoughts and prayers.
And, you, my dear had a wonderful week!!! Good for you!

Kris said...

And I am grateful, Liz, to count you among my dear friends! You went above and beyond the call of duty, and I can never thank you enough for all your help, support and encouragement. Thank you, my friend!