Here's to us becoming stronger!

jimwins
jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
I came across this video this morning.
Here's to us becoming "stronger" ! :)

Keep up the good fight!


Hugs to you all,

Jim

Comments

  • nikkig43
    nikkig43 Member Posts: 73
    Love it!!!
    Thanks for posting it !!
  • onlytoday
    onlytoday Member Posts: 609 Member
    Nice!
    Made me get tears in my eyes - so moving. Thanks!
  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    Hi Jim
    Hi Jim,
    Thank you for the video, it makes you think that if these poor kids can make it then we definitely have to as well.
    Take care buddy (((Hugs)))

    Sincerely,
    Liz
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178

    Hi Jim
    Hi Jim,
    Thank you for the video, it makes you think that if these poor kids can make it then we definitely have to as well.
    Take care buddy (((Hugs)))

    Sincerely,
    Liz

    Thanks
    Hi Jim,
    Thanks for sharing...sure made me stop and think about a few things. All of my kids and grands are healthy...so much to be grateful for. God bless us all...young, old and in between that have cancer. Gotta keep the faith and HOPE going! Sue
    (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    To be strong
    Dear Jim,

    Thank you for the video and keeping all of us in check.

    Somehow, children and animals fair so much better than the adults. It just seems
    they do so well, no matter their disability and what they have to endure.

    Love Maggie
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107

    To be strong
    Dear Jim,

    Thank you for the video and keeping all of us in check.

    Somehow, children and animals fair so much better than the adults. It just seems
    they do so well, no matter their disability and what they have to endure.

    Love Maggie

    Children are resilient
    Hi Maggie,

    I agree - children are very resilient and inspiring.
    It's so much easier for them to find "fun" in the most challenging
    circumstances. They automatically know how to "lighten the load".
    We can learn from that I think.

    Hugs,

    Jim
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Thanks for all the comments.
    Thanks for all the comments. Evidently this video went "viral" after
    Kelly Clarkson twittered about it and even sent a supportive and thankful
    message to the participants in response.

    I was having dinner with friends at a local restaurant a day or so after I posted this
    and I noticed a little girl (probably about 9 years old) who had obviously
    been through chemo (we know the look don't we?). She was just being a normal
    child, laughing and "cutting up" with her family.

    I thought of the video. I thought of my sister who passed recently. I thought of me and my cancer experience. I could feel the tears damming up behind my cheeks. Part of me
    wanted to go over and give the little girl a big hug and show her my port and my driver's license picture - renewed shortly after finising chemo (bald bald bald).

    I decided "no - they're taking a break from cancer". I took another bite of my spinach quesadilla and staved off the tears. Maybe I should have ordered a margarita instead of tea :).

    Jim
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    jimwins said:

    Thanks for all the comments.
    Thanks for all the comments. Evidently this video went "viral" after
    Kelly Clarkson twittered about it and even sent a supportive and thankful
    message to the participants in response.

    I was having dinner with friends at a local restaurant a day or so after I posted this
    and I noticed a little girl (probably about 9 years old) who had obviously
    been through chemo (we know the look don't we?). She was just being a normal
    child, laughing and "cutting up" with her family.

    I thought of the video. I thought of my sister who passed recently. I thought of me and my cancer experience. I could feel the tears damming up behind my cheeks. Part of me
    wanted to go over and give the little girl a big hug and show her my port and my driver's license picture - renewed shortly after finising chemo (bald bald bald).

    I decided "no - they're taking a break from cancer". I took another bite of my spinach quesadilla and staved off the tears. Maybe I should have ordered a margarita instead of tea :).

    Jim

    So sweet
    Hi Jim,

    Yes, you are so sweet and emotional. They say men are not as emotional as women. Who
    ever said that is wrong.

    Is there a reason you didn't have a margarita with your dinner? I certainly am not a
    drinker. But, I'll be damned if I don't have a drink while dining out. It just comes
    naturally for me. I wouldn't care if I was on Rituxan, or chemo. I am so bad. I am
    on Paxil, and found I never had a problem having one drink only. I never get drunk.
    I have to admit I love the buzz. Since I am not a drinker, the one drink hits me
    right away. My husband used to say, I would be a cheap date. One drink, and do what
    you want with me. Only kidding of course.

    Stay strong, and dream for tomorrow. Maggie
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178

    So sweet
    Hi Jim,

    Yes, you are so sweet and emotional. They say men are not as emotional as women. Who
    ever said that is wrong.

    Is there a reason you didn't have a margarita with your dinner? I certainly am not a
    drinker. But, I'll be damned if I don't have a drink while dining out. It just comes
    naturally for me. I wouldn't care if I was on Rituxan, or chemo. I am so bad. I am
    on Paxil, and found I never had a problem having one drink only. I never get drunk.
    I have to admit I love the buzz. Since I am not a drinker, the one drink hits me
    right away. My husband used to say, I would be a cheap date. One drink, and do what
    you want with me. Only kidding of course.

    Stay strong, and dream for tomorrow. Maggie

    Me too Maggie...
    Good morning Maggie,
    You sound like me..one beer or just a glass of wine and I'm wobbly..ha! Never could drink very much, so I didn't experience many hangovers..(thank goodness)! Every so often I like to have a "red beer" ...beer mixed with tomato juice. Have a good day sweet Maggie...Love ya...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401
    allmost60 said:

    Me too Maggie...
    Good morning Maggie,
    You sound like me..one beer or just a glass of wine and I'm wobbly..ha! Never could drink very much, so I didn't experience many hangovers..(thank goodness)! Every so often I like to have a "red beer" ...beer mixed with tomato juice. Have a good day sweet Maggie...Love ya...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)

    Yes siree
    I 'll drink to that. Man look at them TOOFIES. Don't make her mad or she might take a chunk out of you. LOL
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    COBRA666 said:

    Yes siree
    I 'll drink to that. Man look at them TOOFIES. Don't make her mad or she might take a chunk out of you. LOL

    Never bites...
    So far she hasn't bitten me..(knock on wood)! She's eating more "big people" food now and especially likes her Rice Krispies...gets more on her than in her..ha! Sue
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107

    So sweet
    Hi Jim,

    Yes, you are so sweet and emotional. They say men are not as emotional as women. Who
    ever said that is wrong.

    Is there a reason you didn't have a margarita with your dinner? I certainly am not a
    drinker. But, I'll be damned if I don't have a drink while dining out. It just comes
    naturally for me. I wouldn't care if I was on Rituxan, or chemo. I am so bad. I am
    on Paxil, and found I never had a problem having one drink only. I never get drunk.
    I have to admit I love the buzz. Since I am not a drinker, the one drink hits me
    right away. My husband used to say, I would be a cheap date. One drink, and do what
    you want with me. Only kidding of course.

    Stay strong, and dream for tomorrow. Maggie

    Margaritaville ;)
    Actually, I haven't drank much since chemo. I will ocasionally
    have a beer or glass of wine. I could tell you some stories from back in
    my party days ;).

    I love margaritas (on the rocks with salt).

    Hugs to you guys.
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401
    jimwins said:

    Margaritaville ;)
    Actually, I haven't drank much since chemo. I will ocasionally
    have a beer or glass of wine. I could tell you some stories from back in
    my party days ;).

    I love margaritas (on the rocks with salt).

    Hugs to you guys.

    Not a drinker either
    I really do not drink at all. Never had any desire too drink. Now when I was a teenager,well now that was different. Me and the guys would sit on the railroad tracks get drunk as fools off the country club or Colt 45 malts. Then we'd lie our **** off about any and everything we every did. We even had cards saying we were 21 years old when we were only 17 and go to the bars on Thursday nights. We would lie about the time we spent in the war(never been out of our small town except on field trips at school).Those were the Good Ole Days,but so long ago. John
  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    allmost60 said:

    Never bites...
    So far she hasn't bitten me..(knock on wood)! She's eating more "big people" food now and especially likes her Rice Krispies...gets more on her than in her..ha! Sue

    Hi Sue,
    Your granddaughter

    Hi Sue,
    Your granddaughter looks like a real cutie pie!

    Sincerely,
    Liz
  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    COBRA666 said:

    Not a drinker either
    I really do not drink at all. Never had any desire too drink. Now when I was a teenager,well now that was different. Me and the guys would sit on the railroad tracks get drunk as fools off the country club or Colt 45 malts. Then we'd lie our **** off about any and everything we every did. We even had cards saying we were 21 years old when we were only 17 and go to the bars on Thursday nights. We would lie about the time we spent in the war(never been out of our small town except on field trips at school).Those were the Good Ole Days,but so long ago. John

    Hi John
    Hi John,
    Your granddaughter is really beautiful!

    Sincerely,
    Liz
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401

    Hi John
    Hi John,
    Your granddaughter is really beautiful!

    Sincerely,
    Liz

    Thank You !!!
    Liz,
    Thank You...and I think she knows it too:)
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401

    Hi John
    Hi John,
    Your granddaughter is really beautiful!

    Sincerely,
    Liz

    Thank You !!!
    Liz,
    Thank You...and I think she knows it too:)
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178

    Hi Sue,
    Your granddaughter

    Hi Sue,
    Your granddaughter looks like a real cutie pie!

    Sincerely,
    Liz

    Thanks...
    Thanks Liz...I sure think so! I'm a softie for "ALL" kids. :) Love..Sue
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    COBRA666 said:

    Not a drinker either
    I really do not drink at all. Never had any desire too drink. Now when I was a teenager,well now that was different. Me and the guys would sit on the railroad tracks get drunk as fools off the country club or Colt 45 malts. Then we'd lie our **** off about any and everything we every did. We even had cards saying we were 21 years old when we were only 17 and go to the bars on Thursday nights. We would lie about the time we spent in the war(never been out of our small town except on field trips at school).Those were the Good Ole Days,but so long ago. John

    Cutie Pie
    Hi John,

    I also meant to comment on your new picture. If you don't mind, what is her name and how
    old is she?

    You must of been a wild one in your youth. Don't you wonder sometimes how you survived
    it all?

    Enjoy your weekend. Love Maggie