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 www.ChristiThomas.com 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, January 22, 2012

January 2012

I hope this finds everyone well! I've been told I haven't updated for a while, but there hasn't been any news. School and work is going well for all of us. We sometimes have our breath taken away when we ponder about how old Christi would be and wonder what she might be into if she had lived.

Winter hasn't been much of a winter this year, but we've been taking advantage of it whenever we can. I will post some pictures of recent winter activities we have enjoyed (skiing & ice skating).




When Shayla was little she used to tell us she either wanted to be a priest or a ballet teacher. When asked why she would reply, "They only have to work one day a week." It used to crack us up. Now she totally understands that is not right at all. She, alone, goes to dance three times a week and this week she had a bit of a taste of religious life. She asked us if she could be an alter service at church. We agreed and let her go through the training. This week she served her first mass and four additional masses. One day she went straight to dance, church, rosary prayers and then CCD without even coming home from school. I think she now has some sort of idea how hard those in religious life work! (I thought it would be way too embarrassing to take any pictures of her in her alter server attire, but trust me - she's cute!)



Yesterday was very exciting for the one who loves writing. She had been staying after school one day a week for some time as a member of the Power of the Pen Club for her school. She told us she was selected as one of six to serve on the competition team for yesterday's district level competition. We were all so happy for Shayla. At the end of the day, at the awards ceremony, we learned Shayla came in 5th overall for her grade and she will be advancing to the regional competition. God is good!

3 Comments:

At 22/1/12 12:12 PM, Blogger Holly said...

Congratulations Shayla!! What a blessing you are to everyone. It is such a pleasure and an honor to watch you grow up!Angela and Shane - you are amazing parents!

Love,
ChemoAngel Holly
Katy Tx

 
At 22/1/12 8:41 PM, Blogger erin. said...

Congratulations, Shayla! What wonderful news! Thinking of the Thomas team as always! <3

 
At 24/1/12 5:50 AM, Blogger Sammie Ryan said...

Lovely to hear that you are all doing good.

And well done to Sahyla. You must be so proud of her. She really works so hard.

Take good care.

Love Sam (Dublin) xxx

 

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