Extra thankful

Aside from this being one of the most stressful years in my life, 2013 has also made me realize how thankful I am.  Between student teaching and my Trudy escapade, you’d think I would lose it!  If it wasn’t for each and every one of ya, I don’t think I would have never gotten through all those stressful times.

Now, not to get all sappy on everyone, but I think it’s appropriate for me to do a Thanksgiving Day post, eh?  Where do I begin to talk about how thankful I am this year?!

First and foremost, I’d like to thank my superhero who saved my life, Dr. Sacks.  If fate hadn’t led me to him, I’d hate to say it, but it would’ve been a really ugly picture.  I repeat—he saved my life, and I am forever grateful.

I also want to thank Dr. Anderson, Dr. Leonetti, and their medical teams for their expertise in removing that fat biatch from my head!  I can’t imagine having any other doctors perform that miracle like they did.

I want to thank my amazing family for their support, humor, and patience during my recovery.  I wasn’t always the sweetest girl to be around when I was on those crazy meds and I’m sorry for being snippy at times.  Thank you for making me laugh throughout all this craziness; it made it a million times easier!

I’d also like to thank my wonderful friends, who visited me, sent prayers/flowers/gifts/cards/text messages/etc, got me out of the house, and provided me with encouraging words all the time.  You know who you are!  I hope I can repay you someday.

[Wow, this is really starting to sound like I’m accepting an Oscar, huh?  “I’d like to thank the Academy…”  Too bad acting never worked out for me, this sounds pretty good!]

Thank you to the random people who read my blog.  Yes, I’m talking to you in Switzerland, Sweden, Romania, Belize, and Demark.  I’m glad you have an interest in my life with and without Trudy.  Really, I mean it, thanks for reading!

How could I forget the next guy?!  I obviously want to thank God!  Despite him giving me this rude tumor for whatever reason, he also had Dr. Sacks find it at the right time, got me through that wretched surgery, and helped me recover quickly.  I believe I am a stronger person for it!

Last, but not least, I’d like to thank my love, Ryan, who was/is the best boyfriend, nurse, friend, confidence booster, believer, calming influence, and cheerleader (wait, did I seriously just call Ryan a cheerleader?  Sorry, Ry…) EVER!  Thank you for sitting with me every day while I slept away the pain.  You are fantastic.

Aaaand, now I’m crying.  Cue the music—your speech is over, Kelly!

Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for EVERYTHING this year!  I really am the luckiest, most thankful, deaf-in-one-ear gal in 2013 because of each and everyone one of ya!

Now I leave you with this strange yet hilarious Thanksgiving message.  Thanks for introducing me to this in 2004, Emmy!


3 thoughts on “Extra thankful

  1. Goo, what a wonderful post. Yes you do have a lot to be thankful for. But if it hadn’t been for that rude tumor…………….
    We all have something to be thankful for along life’s path.
    YOU are wonderful!!! So is your family, Ryan, friends and doctors.

  2. You did all the hard work Kelly. You handled it with courage, determination & grace. Good job! You’re an inspiration. Be well, Marilyn & Dave Ablin

  3. Isn’t it strange to feel so thankful after such crappy thing (that could have been much worse) Love you so much! I am so grateful you are back to your old goo self…and so quickly! XOXO Happy Thanksgiving!

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