Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Thanksgiving to Remember

This Thanksgiving is so much different than last year. Last year we were dealing with a terrible disease, after effecfts of major surgery, a roller coaster of emotions, mortality and reluctantly anticipating what we were told will be rough chemotherapy. We have so much to be thankful for. That in itself is a huge understatement. When you are facing something so horrific you realize how important friends and family really are. You also realize that you aren't as much of a wallflower as you originally thought. We got so much support last year as family stepped in to care for my children and co-workers, church family, my Internet sisters and even my childrens' school showered us with food and monetary gifts to get us through both the holidays and upcoming treatments. Some from our church even sent us on a wonderful vacation over the holidays including a fabulous show at Sight and Sound Theater. Many also stepped in to help out over Norm's Christmas emergency. I am just so grateful to everyone for their prayers, cards, gifts, flowers and support. And a special thank you to Norm who put into practice our vow "In Sickness and in health!" I love you, Norm! I love you, Nicole, Tyler and Lexi! God is good all the time! All the time God is good!

PS Please remember our friends, Steve and Lugene as their son, Adam (approx 8), is in the hospital fighting pneumonia.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mid-November Ramblings

Soccer season is now officially over and band is almost over as well. Tomorrow is band competition chamionships and they still have some football games to go to depending on how well the football team does. As of now we are undefeated.

Christmas is soon coming and I've been doing some shopping. There is one local station that carried Christmas already and sometimes I listen to it. Christmas Shoes has been getting to me lately because it could have almost been about me. I try not to think about that. This year Christmas and Thanksgiving will take on more significance as I remember what we were facing last year.

I am having my parents and baby brother over for Thanksgiving. There isn't enough room for the rest of the family to Tyler's dismay. He was hoping to see his cousins. I've been debating how I want to handle the meal. It would be nice if we could relax after the meal and not have to think much of dishes.

If I don't get on here again soon, Happy Thanksgiving!