Thanksgiving Day

This is a beautiful time of year to sit back, enjoy family, big turkey dinners and watch football on television…or is it?

Friday morning I had another surgery, for the umpteenth time and this time, hopefully, the last for awhile. My husband stayed with me and after, when he came to pick me up and take me to a hotel to stay overnight before heading home, he had bought me a bouquet of my favourite flower-tulips in an autumn colour. I was so thankful.

The next day as we were driving home (1 1/2-2 hr drive) the colours on the trees are changing ever so slowly, the sky was clear blue and the sun shining. Every time we make this drive, we chat about how beautiul it is, how lucky we are and it is true.

Getting back to Thanksgiving…so many times while waiting for my surgery, the Dr. was coming out and speaking either to a parent or spouse about what they found on their loved one and it wasn’t very good news. This is when we say thank you for God (or your religious leader) to put you in the position you are now…one where help is available, another day dawns and your loved ones are there for you. I hav e been fighting cancer now for twelve long years and have never had a pity party for me….it is not needed. I have always believed that God has put me where I should be and I am so thankful for that.

I am thankful for my daughter for what she has accomplished; my husband for what he has been through and for what he has given me – his undying love and care; my “step-children” whom I love very much and my grandchildren, all whom  I adore; our new home and all what it took to get here; friends from far and wide, Doctors who really care…yes, this is a time to be thankful and I am so thankful I had the parents I had, and what they taught me.

Blessings to all and enjoy that turkey dinner.


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