A Wonderful End of the Week

I finally have some time to sit down and write a few thoughts.  At some point yesterday when I was on the phone with a friend of mine, she said to me: "you never seem to sit down".  It's true.  There is always something that needs to get done, some item that needs to get put away, cleaned or organized, some email that has to get written and meals that need to get prepped.  This is every single day.  However, yesterday was different.  Yesterday, I had to sit down. 

It's not often I write about my personal life or that of my family, but while I was reaching for my phone  yesterday afternoon I noticed that I had several messages, one of which was from my brother, Erik.  He had typed two sentences that were to the point, but carried a lot of meaning: "She's through with her medication.  She is in remission!"  I believe the tears of joy began rolling down instantaneously as it sunk in that my little niece was out of the woods with her leukemia battle.  Every single emotion, every single thought from these past two years came rushing back to me in a matter of seconds.  This forced me sit down and take a moment to be thankful.  

To every family member, every friend, every doctor, nurse and medical staff, and to every single one of you readers who had my niece in your prayers throughout her treatments since 2011, I thank you.  Without the emails, notes, phone calls and visits from well wishers, our family would not have been able to get through this ordeal.  I don't think I'll be able to thank everyone enough or properly for the support you showed my niece, but do know that from the bottom of my heart, I am grateful.  

I'm truly grateful.



  1. such fantastic news David!

  2. Oh David, what a wonderful end to the week! I am so glad for you, for your niece and for all of your family, and grateful too as you are for all the care that your niece has received. This is such wonderful news!!

    You have had quite a week with launching Heritage Home and now this news! I hope that you are able to take some time to yourself and to celebrate all of these good things!

    Amy xx

  3. Alan, thank you! I hope all is well in Scotland. :)

    Amy, it was a wonderful end to the week. And yes, I am taking some time for myself this weekend to collect my thoughts and look ahead to the rest of the year. I hope you're doing well!!

    Best to both of you on the other side of the pond!


  4. David,
    Wonderful news! I am so happy for your niece and all your family!


  5. That's very nice of you, Michael. Thank you!!!

  6. Best news ever, blessings on you and your entire family. This kind of news puts all other things in life into perspective. An early Christmas gift for sure.

  7. That's exactly it, Jojo. It puts everything into perspective and reminds us what's important in life. An early Christmas gift for sure!

    THanks for your kind words!!!

  8. I too am very grateful for the healing of your dear niece, David. I know what a toll this kind of worry can take and I'm thrilled that you are now relieved of it. Although with kids we never stop worrying - I know you'll always worry for her - but for now, there is celebrating to be done - so I celebrate with you!

    Much love,


  9. I know you understand all too well, Janet. Thanks for the kind words and thanks for the prayers! I know my niece has been in them.

    There is celebrating to be done!! :)

  10. David,
    Wonderful can not even describe the news you got on your nieces health. She has been on my prayer list since you shared her story with us. As I said before its personal because of my niece.
    So MAZEL again ( lots of Mazel for you this month!!)
    And may they contiue.

  11. Yes, thank you for the kind words and for the prayers! I do remember that my niece was in your prayers since I first announced her condition.

    Definitely a cause for celebration!! :)

    Many Thanks!!


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