Sunday, October 17, 2010

27 years......

Twenty seven years ago today was a totally magical, amazing day for me.  It was an experience like none other and the special-ness of that day has not diminished at all, if anything, its grown.

Today was Steven's 27th birthday and as I looked at my three children together, celebrating not only his birthday, but Laura's last week and Frank's next week, I realized again how incredibly fortunate and blessed I am to be mom to these really lovely people.

I have loved being their mom every single day - even those days that I just wanted to fly away for a few hours.... :)

Steven, your birth was the most incredible thing that had ever happened to me.  I looked at your little face and absolutely fell in love.  You looked a bit like a combination of ET and my dad, were so sweet and perfect and soon you got your own look and left ET far behind.  You quickly and easily grew into a happy little boy, through the relatively easy teen years and into the wonderful man you now are.  There has not been a day that I have not been proud of you, not a day that I have not felt incredibly fortunate to have the privilege of having you as my son.

Happy birthday, Steven, I love you.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my godness, I love that post and the picture does speak a thousand words on its own. What a beautiful, happy, and yes healthy familys!
xoxo-Lea

dr.gregory b. harris said...

To Annie or Steven,
I treat cancer prevention/reversal with food not drugs, surgery, or radiation. This method is safer, less expensive, and more effective. Please consider the knowledge we can provide you and your loved ones with at ChronicDiseaseReversal.com (the site is brand new and still a work in progress). This message is not meant as spam, just an honest attempt to guide people toward the truth. Thank you for your time, dr.gbh

Patient said...

Hi Annie -

My name is Andrew Schorr and I am the founder and host of Patient Power. We produce video and audio programs (all accessible for free) to educate, connect, and empower patients like you to take a proactive role in their healthcare. As a 14-year Leukemia survivor, I believe knowledge can be the best medicine. Our programs feature medical experts from the top medical centers in the world.

Our library has an extensive collection of CML programming. I recently uploaded a video onto my website dealing with the question of whether or not some patients could stop taking their CML medication.

I came across your group and was thinking you might be interested in posting a link to the video: http://patientpower.info/video/could-some-patients-stop-taking-their-cml-medications


We love if you could direct us to other areas or websites that serve as a resource for patients.

Let me know what your impressions are and if we can move forward to raise CML awareness.

Thanks and hope to hear from you soon,
Andrew

Anonymous said...

Re comment by Gregory Harris,

I'm a long time reader of this blog, and suffer from CML myself. I find it irresponsible to promote a food alternative over a TKI which is proven beyond question to work for PH+ patients.

Other patients/caregivers, please DO NOT TAKE the advice given on his site.