Monday, November 23, 2009

Not meant to be

Thanksgiving lunch with my family on Saturday, was not meant to be for me. After debating back and forth in my head and with me mom and finally deciding to attend, I got sick at the last moment and spent Saturday sleeping in bed. When I tried to eat left overs that were brought to me, the only thing that would go down were the sweet potato's.
A trip to the beach this week to celebrate family with my family, was not meant to be for me. I am running a fever, and have been for almost 2 weeks, and I don't want to expose my family, one person who is pregnant and has a small child, to anything that I maybe infected with and get them sick as well.

Thanksgiving last year, I don't even remember. Thanksgiving the year before, I had the stomach flu and was in the hospital.

Maybe next year will hold a normal Thanksgiving and a year of things to be thankful for.
But, after watching a back episode of Bones today, a certain line stuck out at me: "what do I have to be thankful for?, I am alive and breathing"

Yes, I am thankful for being alive and breathing, especially after everything that has happened this year. But, after thinking for a while I have other things to be thankful for:
  • A mother that loves me dearly
  • A family that loves and cares for me, even if they don't know how to show it
  • A saviour that died for me and my sins... and yours too
  • To live in a free country
  • To have a house over my head and food to eat and clothes in my closet, because some even in the US don't have that
What are YOU thankful this week? Even if you are in a place where you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel and you don't think you can keep going, remember that there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.


The Pifer's said...

I found your blog through Kelly's Korner! I just wanted to you know your family is in my prayers!!!

Love, Hugs and Prayers--

Elizabeth said...

Praying for you! Thank you for praying for me too!