Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Tomorrow is the day to gather round and say what we are thankful for.

I feel absolutely no desire to be left out.

I am thankful for my family. For Bug, Monkey, and Hubster. They are the true heroes of my life. They have put up with me through the long road to where we are, even though most days it feels like it is just starting. They love me both for me and in spite of me. They have all felt loneliness and uprootings to support me and to strengthen our family.

I am thankful for health. I am surrounded every day by people who do not have this. I do not have the ache of hugging a bald-headed child. I do not have the pain of holding a hand of unresponsive spouse. I can walk around my block without becoming short of breath or having chest pain. I am so very thankful for health, both mine and the people that I love.

I am thankful for opportunity. I may gripe about my job and the difficulties that come with it. But I will forever be thankful for the chance that I had to do this amazing thing. We own our first home, we can provide comfortably enough for our family, and all because of opportunity.

And tomorrow, surrounded by friends and family, I will remember to continue to be thankful.


  1. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Yes, oh yes!
    Your beautiful picture speaks of contemplation and contentment, too.
    We made Mayflower walnut shell boats and inserted tiny one liner thanks scrolls to read around the table before the meal. Everyone was surprisingly solemn as we realized not only how blessed we are, but taking it in with the backdrop of world need.