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vanessa thompson

I am the mother of 3 beautiful children, one of which is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. My blog is a documentation of our families journey through this time of our lives.
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Hometown tragedy. The absent perspective. by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My home town has been shaken over the last couple of days. A 16 year old boy & his 15 year old girlfriend committed suicide 2 days ago (you can read the story ... Read on »
November 2, 2012 by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today, I am thankful for children that LOVE to be outside! Given the choice, they’ll choose outside every time over almost everything. On a gorgeous day, I can’t dr ... Read on »
November 1, 2012 by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I woke up to a dog & a sweet lil 7 yr old girl curled up next to me. I was overwhelmed with thankfulness as I laid there in the complete quiet for a momen ... Read on »
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Cancer is our blessing by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Genesis 50:20 – “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” (NLV) Ref ... Read on »
Be Still. by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Did you know that women taking an anti-depressant has gone up 400% over the last 2 decades? Now, before people go too ghetto on me, my focus or opinion here really ... Read on »
A Recap & A Revelation by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For journaling purposes, I thought it smart to sort of record some of the accomplishments & manifestations of 2011, & to also record some of the things I began 2012 ... Read on »
No such thing as Santa?!!!! by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As Christmas draws near & our kids get that infamous question from family members & strangers alike, “What is Santa bringing you for Christmas?”… I thought it neces ... Read on »
Chaos. Stop. Take in the beauty. by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer That moment in the middle of my choatic, busy life… when no one is watching & all is quiet, & I can just stop, admire her & take in the blessing & the simplicity ... Read on »
9/28/2011 by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Funny…. he drives me the most crazy (age & phase induced, I’m sure), yet he’s the focus of my “memory moments”…. He may be a small fry, but he put the seat on, pu ... Read on »
and here’s my moment… (playing catch-up again) by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Truth is… she’s the best big sister a little boy could ever ask for *^_^*   He can’t quite push himself, so she drops what she’s doing to help him get in a few laps. ... Read on »
As I pray daily for the blossoming of their friendship…. by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer …. I see it manifesting right in front of my eyes It’s something that I desire deeply for them as they grow… to know the value of a sibling, to always be a ... Read on »
Philippians 4:7 by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We’ve all heard that famous piece of God’s Word. Most of us have prayed it over someone. But I’m sure, many of us, like myself, can’t fully grasp it. Keel ... Read on »
The Lost Sheep by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer As a church, do we show as much commitment & concern to the existing “body” as we do the salvation of unbelievers? Don’t get me wrong, it is my goal to share the go ... Read on »
Today’s Moment: by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Picking out books for story time…. “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I drive by again?” Too hot for a picnic… outside, anyway ... Read on »
Luke 12:48 by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer ….. “ When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” Funny how w ... Read on »
Let The Performance Commence… by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One of the things I realized very quickly upon Keely’s diagnosis was what a blessing it was to have something like this happen… to get the gift of a “shake”, if you ... Read on »
8 years. 70 to go. by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer He is my greatest blessing. I don’t know any other marriage as beautiful as ours. God sits perfectly in between our union. He has carried us so gracefully through s ... Read on »
Re-cap by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I wanted to do sort of a “catch up” of this idea of capturing a moment throughout my day that represents our life & my treasure. So here is just that… How awesome ... Read on »
Royalty? Indeed! by vanessa thompson Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Ironic that with Royal Wedding & all of the frenzy… this is the moment I captured today that made me smile on the inside. Who needs royal weddings when you have y ... Read on »