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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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dear Shayla

It was great to talk with you last night! It sounded like you had another wonderful day. I'm anxious for grandma to email me more pictures, hopefully she will do that soon. I feel like I'm staying connected to you that way.

Don't worry, Buckeye has not been getting stuck in any closets or drawers like she sometimes does. Buttercup is being totally normal - sleeping a lot, anywhere she chooses!

Yesterday I received your amazing grade card. We are so proud of you. You earned all A's, except for a B in math. Daddy is arranging a conference with your math teacher to learn how he can better help you. I know (wink) you're excited about that! On your grade card it was typed: Shayla's insightful comments to class discussions are a great addition. She is able to extend the topic with her life experience and additional readings. This helps bring further understanding to everyone. Keep up the great work!

Have a good day, little sweetie! Give some special treats and extra spoiling to grandma and grandpa. You're probably making them VERY tired!

Love and misses,

P.S. Do you remember this? December 2005 - right before Christi got really, really sick. We went on the Disney Cruise and you two got to meet the Captain. He let you push the button to send us back out to sea that night. One of the very last things Christi talked about was how much she enjoyed that special vacation. I hope you're having a great one too! Call when you can tonight. Daddy will be happy to talk with you. I have to work but I'll talk with you tomorrow. Bye, sweetie!


At 27/1/09 10:47 AM, Blogger Sheila Ferrell said...

I felt as though I was reading a personal love letter from a mom to her daughter. Thank you for sharing and keeping us humble.
Always praying for you.
Love, hugs and mommy kisses from South Texas, Sheila

At 27/1/09 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angela, I agree totally with what Kimberly said in the comments on the last blog entry! Thank YOU for sharing your insight and experiences here with us. You and your family are always in my prayers. Christi will never be forgotten!

CONGRATULATIONS SHAYLA on an awesome report card! What a special note your teacher wrote for you. I am very impressed and I can only imagine how all of your life experiences add to the entire learning environment of your classroom. I can see why your mom and dad are so proud of you. You are one AWESOME YOUNG LADY!!!

At 27/1/09 9:05 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

Dear Shayla,

CONGRATS on a stellar report card. I always struggled with math too. Reading is just so much more fun!

The comments your teacher wrote speak volumes. Insight is something very few adults can even say they have and at the age of 9-nearly-10, you've got more of it than most people ever will. That's a true gift, Shayla, and that you share it with others is so incredible.

The world is better because of you, Shayla. Never forget that.



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