Monday, December 28, 2009

The power of positive thinking

This guest post is from one of my favorite bloggers. Please repost this on your blog and, more importantly, send out some love to a lady and a fella who have been paying forward all this time.

My name is brandy. And I have a blog.

And a plea.

I use my blog to showcase the crazy I meet everyday, share the stories of the kids I teach and document my love for tequila, dairy products and the abdominal muscles of Ryan Reynolds. Rarely do I talk about personal issues on my blog- as personal as the dude that I adore (who I actually met through my blog- single ladies, let that be a very good reason to blog, the possibility of meeting someone as wonderful as my man), but I need your help. And it involves my dude.

He’s a guy who made math comics for my class, so they would love learning about addition. He’s the kinda guy who sends my friends gift cards when they are having hard times, who remembers every story I ever told him, who was the first person I celebrated with when I got a teaching job. He’s the guy who sent flowers to me at school- dozens of my favourite pink roses just because he loves me. He’s a guy who has spent a year patiently explaining (and re-explaining) everything there is to know about football during the important games when silence is preferred. He’s made me word puzzles and comics and stayed up late playing Scrabble with me (even though I beat him almost every time). He’s listened to me cry about school and family and jobs. He is everything I never knew I needed and everything I always knew I wanted.

The holidays have hit us hard. He’s recently been told he may have something called multiple myeloma- an incurable cancer, that gives a person an average of five years of continued life. Though this news has came as a shock, he continues to be exactly who has always been- spending his time worrying about me, rather than worrying about himself. He’s the most selfless individual I know- (he stayed late on Christmas Eve to work, so his co-workers could leave early) and a post like this would never be something that he would promote or encourage but when I’m overwhelmed and feeling helpless, the blogging community has always given me tremendous support and comfort, two things I desperately need at this time.

As I write this, the future is uncertain and we aren’t sure what’s happening. He’ll need to see an oncologist soon, to verify what’s going on in his body. My hope is that everyone who reads this think positive thoughts and if you are a person who prays, could you add him to your list? (You can refer to him as ‘brandy’s hot awesome dude’). If you don’t pray, please keep him in your heart.This cancer is only a possibility and I believe that the prayers and positive thoughts of people can make sure it never becomes a reality.

I want to give a big thank you to the blog owner who scraped their original blog plans and graciously put this up. My goal is to get as many people as possible to see and read this post. If you are reading this and want to help, copy and paste my plea into your blog or send a link through twitter, so more people can keep him in their thoughts. I would be so very grateful (even more grateful than I am to my friend who first showed me the picture of Ryan Reynolds on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. If you haven’t seen it, google it. You. Are. Welcome).

I realize this all sounds dramatic, a Lifetime movie in the making- but this is life. Right now. And I’m throwing away any hint of ego and am humbly asking for you to pray or think kind thoughts. If you are able to pass this on, thank you and if you know anything regarding MM- please email me (my email is on my blog). This isn’t a call for sympathy or a plea for pity. It’s just one girl hoping you can think positive thoughts for the person she adores. If my current heartache provides you with anything, let it be with the reminder that life is short, love is unbending and no one knows what could happen next. Maybe it is silly, but I really do believe that positive thoughts can make a huge difference. Thank you for reading this and if you haven’t already? Please tell someone you love them today.

I did.

14 Comments:

Blogger Heather Atkinson said...

I came across this blog by chance, read the guest post by chance, and was touched. I love it when that happens. I now pray in my heart for your hot awesome dude, Brandy. :D I too am a strong believer in positive thinking. Best of luck and God be with you!

9:45 PM  
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Blogger Alice said...

I'm on the same page with Heather. I hope all goes well for you. I'll be praying for him!

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Anonymous mayre said...

i saw this by chance and it put the biggest smile on my face!! :) your love sounds like quite a catch!! haha u are vry lucky. im trying to start a blog.. follow please :P http://mayre-hopefuldreamer.blogspot.com

8:27 PM  
Blogger Dreams-of-jinnie said...

Hey can you please send me Brandy's blog's link... I am praying for her though... I will post her blog link on my face book and other account so that more people pray for her Dude... I Love someone as crazy as Brandy and i know how it feels...

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got it: https://www.google.com/reader/view/?tab=my#stream/feed%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fbrainyjane22.wordpress.com%2Ffeed%2F

Best of luck to you, Jinnie

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