We Are Very Thankful
We have much to be thankful for this year...
I am thankful for my dear husband who loves me unconditionally, who thinks I am beautiful, smart, witty, funny without any evidence to support those ideas... who is my rock... and practices and lives "love, honor, cherish" every single day.... and whom I have always loved and will always love, honor and cherish.
For our children J&G (and for our new, sweet granddaughters Ashley & Avery), E, H&J, and Noah (& M) who are self-sufficient, loving, happy adult-type people who gave us grey hair and wrinkles and aged us way too fast... and who make us smile and laugh and beam with pride and make life worth living every day. We are especially grateful for the return of our youngest son from the battlefields of Iraq just slightly worse for wear and thankful that his injuries (still) continue to heal... And for our many sons (Our Guys!) whom we welcomed home earlier this year with love and tears of happiness... And we are heartily thankful for the doctors, nurses, medics and case managers who give 110% to all of our wounded military on the battlefield, in the combat hospitals, the medevac flights, and the hospitals here and abroad. We are thankful to those people and organizations that support our troops on and off the battlefield -- Soldiers' Angels, Sew Much Comfort, Fisher House...
For the love we have for and receive from our siblings and sibling in laws - Tom, Laura, Fred, Dick, Michele, Karen, Mark, Linda, Bob, Paula, Mary, and Dan and our nieces and nephews... Megan, Justin, Michelle, Amanda, Todd, Stephanie, Steve, Kelly, Heather, Benjamin, Ashley, Willie, Heather, Craig, Christopher, Timothy, Erika, Kyle, Alex... and our grandnieces and grandnephews Madison, Tyler, Mackenzie and Brett and Landon... who give meaning to the term "family".
For our many friends new and old who share their lives and love and families with us even when there are many miles between us. And for new friends in foreign lands who rushed to help us and our son and then reached out their hands in friendship to comfort and aid us and to whom we are forever indebted and look forward to seeing again soon. For new friends who share a bond via the internet that is a wonder of the spirit... And for friends far and wide who joined in prayer in our hour of need and who proved that prayer is more powerful than medicine (or at least a key ingredient!) and who remain our friends today.
For our beautiful home... for the food we eat... for our good health... for the love and devotion of our pets... for the wonders of Nature He has placed at our doorstep.
But this year -- as in every year -- we are especially and eternally grateful for our many Freedoms and for the men and women who serve in our military around the world protecting our Freedoms and our families and our way of life from those that seek to destroy it.
Dear Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors: We THANK YOU all. You are in our thoughts and prayers this Thanksgiving Day and every day.
Wishing each of you and all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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