Day 16 - Friday found me thankful for Facetime!! Had a surprise Facetime call from my favorite NIL and my beautiful great niece Cameron!! It was great to get to talk to them both and have Cam "talk" to me!! Love her!! Once again, technology used correctly can bring us so much closer!
Day 17 - Saturday brought us to Christian's final Flag Football game...they made it to the final play offs!! I am thankful for two of the BEST coaches I have ever met... and I have seen many in my years with kids!! They taught the boys the finer points of football but also taught them great sportsmanship and showed them fairness and caring! They came in second place but they played an honest game and played hard to the end. We are hoping to be able to play as a team again next year!
Day 18 - Sunday I was thankful for my granddaughter's beautiful smile and infectious laughter!! Deana and I ran over to bring Maddy some holiday goodies and spend some time with the family. I never tire of hearing her laugh or run or just hug me! I can't ever get enough!!
Day 19 - Monday and I am SO thankful for my husband's tireless holiday spirit and decorating abilities!! We have almost all our decorating for Christmas ready to light on Thanksgiving night! Everything he does is beautiful! The house is prepared for company...!
Day 20 - Today, well the days are getting harder to always see what I am thankful for and sometimes I have to look harder and harder to remember that things can and have been worse! The pain is my hands has become increasingly worse and making it difficult to do the things I love! However, I have to be thankful that I am LEAPS AND BOUNDS better then just 1 year ago! Sometimes I REALLY have to remind myself of that! I will spend sometime tonight counting my blessings and being thankful for still being here to enjoy my family, watch them grow. I may be in pain but at least I am here to feel it! If I am honest, I have to admit some days I just want to feel sorry for myself... fortunately I don't give in to it too often!
So I will work hard tonight remembering how precious life is and how thankful we all have to be for our health and for time with our families...none of us knows what life holds for us! Being sick can bring a renewed sense of appreciation but how quickly we can forget!! So tonight I will remember....
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