Thankful for Cancer

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WOW!! We had a BLAST sending the Spille Family to Disney World last week. I truly do not think Jordyn could have chosen a better family to give this gift to. Over the next couple of weeks, we will post pictures of their trip, and give you a bird’s eye view of what happened. My hope is to include stories from the Spille Family as well!! And, each day, we will give a shout out to a person, family, or organization who helped make this entire trip possible. We could not have done it without the efforts of SO many people.

So, to start you off… check out this gorgeous place…

This is The Old Key West Resort at Walt Disney World. Our Pastor invited our daughter up on stage one Sunday morning to share what she wanted to do for Jenna. Within minutes after the services, a family came to us wanting to donate their Disney Vacation Club membership week for 2013 to the Spille Family. We were totally blown away by their generosity. So, the Spille’s stayed in a 2 bedroom suite, complete with living room, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and laundry room and the biggest jetted tub that isn’t a jacuzzi, I’ve ever seen.

Here was Jeff and Jo’s room, complete with the Easter Baskets Jordyn made for them:









The kids all stayed here (and also received Easter Baskets):















Check out this awesome tub (complete with bath salts, soaps, and shower gel given by our Pastor and his wife, and the Spa Kit for the Girls Day):















And, we stocked their fridge with a bunch of fruit, cereal, granola bars, drinks, and breakfast items.






As Jenna and I walked down the lane in the Sci-Fi Dine In Theatre one night, I told her, “Here is another reason to be thankful for our experiences with cancer!” Without both of us having cancer, our families likely would not have crossed paths. However, it is because I am a cancer survivor, a mutual friend of ours (THANK YOU KIM!) shared Jenna’s story with me, asked how best she could love this family, and asked us to be praying.

Many days I am not thankful for cancer and how it tears families apart. I do not always feel thanks when I am undergoing PET scans, radiation therapy, blood tests, or chemo. But, today… and all of last week, I saw what Satan intended for destruction, God used to bring two families who were complete strangers to become family!

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