Saturday, October 16, 2010


I'm laying in bed resting. It has been a crazy week. For starters, my aunt and uncle are in town, I had a sleepover (not at PCH) for the first time in 19 months, my surprise birthday party (which deserves it's own blog), I'm going to an outdoor wedding tomorrow, I did homework today, and oh yeah, my chimerism is at 100% across the board!!! I am officially, for the first time in my life, 100% Ryan Paul Christenson. What crime should I commit first? All I would have to do is leave blood.. kidding!

Well, I survived my flu shot. The nurse walked in, she started talking, and I interrupted her, "excuse me, sorry, but i have a request...DO NOT let me see the needle." I'm strange, I know. But for the record, it was nothing. The anticipation is what I struggle with. 

I am still working on my website with all of the Oprah pics. I am excited to showcase what fabulous people you are and how supportive everyone was. It meant so much to me.

Today is one of those days where I've just been in awe of the life I've been blessed with. On the way home from clinic my Mom and I belted out the lyrics to "The Climb" (nowhere near on pitch), but it was still beautiful. Another song kept coming to mind as well, the lyrics are "A chapter ending, but the story's only just begun." We are approaching the peak. We all know there is "always going to be another mountain", but we are so close. I can honestly say, the view is definitely worth it (and we aren't even at the top yet). Of course I still struggle, I have my days, okay, let's be honest, there are a lot of them. I worry; can I do this? Can I go here? Can I touch this? Can I eat this? It's a constant question that comes to mind...can I? Well, soon, there will be no question, "Yes, I can."

Each week, there is some word or phrase that I seem to overuse, one week it was "marvelous", another it was "I hear you. I see you.", this week it is "I believe in miracles." Believe in yourself, in your dreams, in the power of God, in love, and in miracles.


  1. Woohoo for being 100% Ryan Paul!! That's awesome! The "can" I'm most anxious for is when you can come to Oklahoma! I know, I know, so selfish on my part;) You're doing great, Ceci, and I'm so glad the view is looking good. Oh, and I believe in miracles, too.
    Love ya, Jena Belle

  2. I really don't know how to put my excitement on this comment . . . Maybe EEEEEXXXXXXCCCCCIIIITTTEEEEMMMMEEENNNTTTT or !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! , but it still does not seem to show just how happy I am from this update :) It always makes my day to read these posts. You've come such a long way and I'm so happy we're almost to the top! Oh beta fish, I'm smiling again just thinking about the week you've had! I really don't know how to say how excited I am so I'm just going to end it here with I love you, deary!
    Embrace the Ryan :)
    Love always and dearly,

  3. YES YOU CAN! That stood out for me the most and I can't wait for that day. I hope to be standing next to you when you say that and then we can both shout it together! I feel it we are so close and that just makes me so dang happy!!!! 100%! Wow we have been waiting a long time for this and it is finally here and I just can't even believe it. It brings a smile to my face:))))))) It really has been an eventful week and I loved every minute. I love you so very much! We are close to the peak!
    I believe in miracles too :)

  4. Yeah 100%!!!! This post (like these girls above mentioned) makes me so so HAPPY!!!!! :) What a climb it has been but its so amazing to see how far you've come! You are my inspiration, I just love you so much!
    Love Corinne

  5. I love the comment about commiting a crime... made me laugh! So that's what I have to look forward to...

    You have to know what an inspriation u are to me. It's nice to hear your story. I'm so happy for ya. Hope is a miracle in waiting.

    Luv Jules


  6. Hooray Ryan!!! Praise the Lord!!!! Thank you, Jesus!!!! I am soooooooo happy for you, Ceci.............what a week you have had! And, I must say, "You deserve it!!!" Much love, Kathy & Rexie

  7. So glad to hear you are 100% Ryan. It thrills me to see you so grateful to the true source of happiness: God. You have made a long climb and so many of us are stronger because of YOU! Thanks, dear Ceci for sharing with us. We love you! Sorry to be so slow in reading. it has been a crazy alst month--two weeks spent in Mesa. I was so sad to miss Katie's wedding, but know it was spectacular. Hugs from WA! Richard and Tamara