Thanksgiving–Helen 11/27/10

Sometimes it takes a holiday like Thanksgiving to remind us about all the blessings we have in our lives. Wednesday afternoon I was collecting the mail out of our mailbox when one of my neighbors came by. We wished each other a happy Thanksgiving and then she proceeded to tell me that her 29 year old grandson, who recently married, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had surgery at Duke and was waiting to get stronger so they could begin chemotherapy. The surgeon was unable to remove the entire tumor. She said that it would be a hard holiday season for her family this year.

This made be put into perspective our family’s problems. No one is dying; we can afford to put food on the table; we both have jobs that we love; we have a lovely extended family with two beautiful grandsons; and we can live on our boat three days a week. Yes, Bryce and I have so much to be thankful for this year.

Helen 11/27/10

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