21 November 2011

On Leave

We are taking a leave to go to CA to be with Danette, Joseph, Kai and Zoe. Joseph is undergoing chemo as his lymphoma has returned with a vengeance. He has to have one round in his spine then a few days later, more chemo in the rest of his body. Needless to say, he is very sick during this process. Just as he starts feeling stronger, it's time to do it again. Such is the cycle of chemo.
We will go to keep the kids busy and to help wherever possible. It isn't much but it's what Danette needs right now.

Since it's Thanksgiving.... I thought I'd express a few things that I am thankful for. I am thankful for my husband, Jack, who continually amazes me with his talents and skills as an overall builder, cabinetmaker, plumber, electrician, lumberjack, bricklayer, etc.... the list goes on and on. One only has to look around our home and property to see the beauty he has created with his hands. He amazes me too in how he puts up with me!
I am thankful for my daughters. All moms should be blessed with such awesome children.
I am thankful for my family and extended family. The in-laws and the out-laws. I know in my heart that if ever I needed help, all I would have to do is pick up the phone and dial any one of them.
I am thankful for my friends. The older I get, the fewer I have. Those still remaining are like precious gems to me. Again, I know each of them would come running if ever I needed anything.
I'm thankful for living in America. I get frustrated up to my eyeballs with our government but all in all, I feel quite lucky to be living here.
I'll focus on all of you and your goodness this Thanksgiving and shout out an extra Thank You!

I love this photo so much I thought it would be a good one to share. The shadows and golden tone from the early morning sunshine had me rather entranced. If the sun didn't move so quickly, I may have sat there for hours just enjoying the patterns.


Amy said...

Wow....who crocheted that? Looks like the things Memaw used to crochet. Hope you guys have a very blessed Thanksgiving....will be praying for all of you!

Terrie said...

Have a good time with loved ones and blessing for all.