Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Very Happy Short Story


Once upon a time there was a young man who got sick.  The doctors told him he had cancer and that he would have to spend a long time in the hospital.  It wasn't a very fun experience, but people prayed for him, showered him and his family with love, and through the pain he kept a good attitude.

Then one day almost five months later the doctors said that he was better and although his counts were still very low (about 80 when normal is about 1500), that it was time for him to go home.  So he hurried, packed up his bags, finished his ceiling tile.

said goodbye to the nurses...

and walked out of the hospital for good! 

And we are all very happy and feel extraordinarily blessed. 


The end.  

28 comments:

Denise said...

Sooooooo happy for you!!!!

Steve-Rosanna said...

A wonderful and delightful short story! So happy and thrilled for Spencer and all the family.

monica said...

Smiles...all smiles.

K said...

Woo-hoo for Spence and the whole family!

Patsy New said...

I am Karey's Aunt Pat. I have watched your drama unfold from day ONE, crying with you, smiling with you, hooraying with you at each turn in the road. I am in AWE of your spiritual strength (Mom)that you have shared here and the journey you have made (all of you)and your extended family's call to serve. This blog is a great testament to your achievement and at some point when you look back @ this can see that you MET the challenge and did RISE to meet and exceed it, never lacking faith. Please keep us updated now, that you return to "normal life". At least for me, checking on your blog for a "Spencer update" is a daily ritual now. Love to all

Twinkies said...

Best short story EVER!!!!

Candice.kulbeth@gmail.com said...

Was it hard to say goodbye to the nurses? We are so, so happy for you!

Beth said...

Yippeeeeeeee!

annalisa said...

YAAAAAAAY!!!

Laurie said...

I love this blog! Congratulations to a brave boy and a faithful, courageous family. This is the best news ever!!

Karey said...

WOOHOO! Best story ever! Have a wonderful weekend all together!

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

Hooray! So happy for Spencer and your family!

Kristina Powell said...

Hooray! so happy for you all!

Mika said...

I'm doing a happy boogie in my chair! yippeee

Momma Nielson said...

Who knew such a short story could evoke such emotion? I love the picture of Spencer and Ellie:) And the nurses look like they are really going to miss the boy.

Andie said...

Best story I've heard all week!! Congratulations to all of you!

Heather said...

My week is made! Bless you all.

patty said...

Yes!

Julie said...

Yeah! Congrats! I always love happy endings! Of course it is also a new beginning.

Ashley said...

Crying and laughing at the same time!! I couldn't be more happy for Spencer and your family. Thank you for your amazing examples through this whole experience. You're all awesome!

Kim B. said...

Soooo happy for Spencer!!! May you continue to post more GREAT short stories filled with happiness & LAUGHTER :)

The McArthur Family said...

Oh, happy day! Oh, happy day!

nomadic gnome said...

best short story i've ever read. what a joyful time!

SnoWhite said...

Best blog post ever! You can just see the joy radiating from those photos!! Enjoy this beautiful weekend at home and all the many more days to come.

PRAISE GOD!

Deborah said...

Beautiful story. Best ever.

Kim said...

That is the most wonderful news!! I am absolutely thrilled for you and your family and will continue to pray that everything stays well.

Enjoy!!

JP said...

Great story! I always love a happy ending!

Ryan Koch said...

YAY!!!!!!

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