Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all who came to watch Shayla dance this weekend and for our dear Dance Unlimited family for helping see us through one of the most challenging weeks we've faced. We're deeply humbled.

This morning I told Shayne, “I don’t think we cried this much since the week of Christi’s death.” He responded, “It’s definitely been one for the record books.” As much as I’d like to put it behind me, I think this coming week is going to be a repeat. It’s the Ritz Theatre’s summer camp. Not taking Christi into the theatre each morning is going to rip my heart out. She loved it so! I have lots of sweet things to share so I will do so in upcoming days. Thanks for checking in. As I told some absolutely wonderful ladies I was blessed to have dinner with this evening, “Knowing others still care gives me so much comfort. It really helps.” Thank you!
I sat with Shayla's little dance friends this afternoon in the balcony and I am absoutely stunned by their kindness. The girls asked me to sit in the middle of them because they said I was funny. They told me some of the most profound things for little girls. "My mom told me Christi's probably dancing in Heaven." "You must be really sad your daughter died; I'm sad for you." "It was really funny last night when you said that after a year of dance lessons, Christi couldn't remember first position." And of course, "You didn't cry last night, but your hand was really shaking. We could see that all the way up here in the balcony." They made my day!


At 10/6/07 10:14 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

Shayla, you look AMAZING in those photos! I amso glad to hear that you had such a nice time. :o)

Angela & Shayne, I am thinking of you. It must be so hard to go to these events and know just how much Christi loved them. There is nothing I can say really except thank you. Thank you for sharing your precious little girl with us because she is still inspiring so many, encouraging action and changing the world.

At 10/6/07 11:33 PM, Blogger Jennifer (Kids Cancer Crusade) said...

Shayla was so stinkin cute today. I loved the recital. :-)

At 11/6/07 12:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angela, so nice to see frequent posts again! The strength of your family continues to amaze me. The hearts of many are with you. Though I never met CT I think of her often. I've said this before, but she was one of my heros. She still is! and I know you and Shayne were largely responsible for the way she saw the world. Thank you again for sharing her with us!

Melissa Morley, Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada

At 11/6/07 12:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My Mom is a Survivor"

My Mom is a survivor,
or so I've heard it said.
But I can hear her crying at night
when all others are in bed.

I watch her lay awake at night
and go to hold her hand.
She doesn't know I'm with her
to help her understand.

But like the sands on the beach
that never wash away...
I watch over my surviving mom,
who thinks of me each day.

She wears a smile for others...
a smile of disguise!
But through Heaven's door I see
tears flowing from her eyes.
My mom tries to cope with death
to keep my memory alive.
But anyone who knows her knows
it is her way to survive.

As I watch over my surviving mom
through Heaven's open door...
I try to tell her that angels
protect me forevermore.

I know that doesn't help her...
or ease the burden she bears.
So if you get a chance, go visit her...
and show her that you care.

For no matter what she says...
no matter what she feels.
My surviving mom has a broken heart
that time won't ever heal.

Author Unknown

My Dad is a Survivor,Too...

My dad is a survivor too...
which is no surprise to me.
He's always been like a lighthouse
that helps you cross a stormy sea.

But, I walk with my dad each day
to lift him when he's down.
I wipe the tears he hides from others.
He cries when no one's around.

I watch him sit up late at night
with my picture in his hand.
He cries as he tries to grieve alone,
and wishes he could understand.

My dad is like a tower of strength.
He's the greatest of them all~!
But there are times when he needs to cry...
Please be there when he falls.

Hold his hand or pat his shoulder...
And tell him it's okay.
Be his strength when he's sad
Help him mourn in his own way.

Now, as I watch over my precious dad
from the Heavens up above...
I'm so proud that he's a survivor...
And, I can still feel his love~!

Author Unknown

*Stay Strong!*

At 11/6/07 4:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My heart anf thoughts are with you Dear Thomas Team,I know that the most difficult moments are those which would make Christy so very happy, but just as this little girl have said, Christy is dancing in Heaven, fortunately she found the time to come and visit her loved ones (the orbs =)) as she always does on special occasions.

Shayla is such a sweetheart! I wish I could come and see her dancing =]

Lots of love!


At 11/6/07 8:13 AM, Anonymous Leah said...

Shaylas costume is gorgeous. With all of those signs im sure chrisi's dancing in heaven watching over you..
<3 Leah


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