Monday, December 12, 2011

2nd Bone Marrow Transplant

Well, here we are again. Round two. And honestly I have lots to say, but feel somewhat reluctant to share.

So far, other than extreme nausea, Jackson is feeling pretty good. His morale is starting to waiver, and he isn't the only one. Being in the hospital at Christmas time is difficult, but we are doing our best to stay positive and grateful. After all, we really have been so blessed.

I read an article in the Ensign yesterday and a few of the words were very significant to me, so I am going to share them here.

The Choice to be Grateful
-Henry B. Eyring

"So to be happy and avoid misery, we must have a grateful heart. We have seen in our lives the connection between gratitude and happiness. All of us would like to feel gratitude, yet it is not easy to be consistently grateful in all things in the trials of life...Our sorrows can make it hard to see our blessings and to appreciate the blessings God has in store for us in the future.

We must ask in prayer that God, by the power of the Holy Ghost, will help us see our blessings clearly even in the midst of our trials. He can help us by the power of the spirit to recognize and be grateful for the blessings we take for granted. "


  1. We're cheering for you. We're praying for you. You can do this, Jackson!

  2. i am grateful for you and your family. i love you!

  3. I am so grateful for our friendship, I love that our families are friends and not just us. i feel so blessed since it is hard enough to find a life long friend but I have your family as my lifelong friends. LOVE YOU ALL

  4. Your family and Jackson find a place in our prayers every day. Keep fighting!!

  5. I love this quote. Frankly being grateful for the little things is what is keeping me happy lately. I've taken a quote from President Hinkley to heart "Come what may and love it." It sure helps to have an eternal perspective doesn't it? Oh and thank you for your visit. You don't know how much comfort you gave to me.


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