I thought I would do something different this week. Since it is the week of Thanksgiving, I am going to write, each day, what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. And it has been a very hard few months for me. Writing what I am thankful for is coming straight from my heart.
I am thankful for my dogs. I have three German Shepherds, two of them were here when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. One of those, my husband brought me on Mothers Day, in the middle of chemo! I was happy and upset at the same time. I had no idea how I was going to take care of a puppy while going through chemo.
I am thankful because I could not just lay down and feel sorry for myself. Anyone who had a puppy knows, you just can’t lay down and sleep all day. I found how much more stronger I was. I was given something to fight for, something to wake up each day and get dressed. As getting dressed sometimes used up all my energy for the day.
The puppy, his name is Loki, and yes, his name fits him perfect. I found my laugh and smile. He was so big! When he was six months, he was 116 pounds! He had these big paws and was so clumsy. We developed a special bond. When I was done with chemo and had radiation every day for three months, Loki went with me. Radiation treatment lasted a whole ten minutes at the most. I am so thankful for that day my husband walked through the door with a puppy in hand.