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Thursday, November 22, 2012

I am thankful for the People of the United States of America who pay taxes that support Medicare which is paying for my father's hospice care. Thank you all very much. Hospice care started on Tuesday, and I am thankful for these angels on earth who will be giving a much-needed break to my mom and kind care to my dad.

I am thankful that I have a wonderful husband who puts up with me; a smart, handsome, sweet and funny son who thinks that things will turn out just fine, thanks; and an amazing, smart, beautiful and talented daughter who fiercely faces the world. I am thankful for The Boy's Sweetheart, who he will soon ask to marry him, for her brilliance and talent, for growing up with him these past 7 years, for learning how to compromise, and for making him so happy.

I am thankful for each and every day that my dad is still with us, even as I hope for his peaceful letting go.

I am thankful that my mom finally has a little relief from worry, and who remains strong and loving during this difficult time.

I am thankful that I am working -- even when I am really tired of working.

I am thankful that my brother finally has a job. I am thankful that my sister is happy.

I am thankful for loving friends, some of whom date back to my first day of school, and for my SP friends in this safe and supportive environment.

I am thankful for the technology that makes our lives easier, entertains us, and makes our world a smaller place.

I am thankful that I am finally losing this stupid weight!

Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLAIREINPARIS 11/24/2012 3:52PM

    What a very special blog! Thank you for sharing your thanks with us, it meant a lot to me.

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BLUE42DOWN 11/22/2012 6:44PM

    Y'know, that first paragraph was interesting. There's times I get irked by all the various "taxation" that comes out of my paycheck. Reading your thanks, I realized the reason it is annoying is I usually can see no direct benefit. I don't have people around me who mention benefiting from Medicare. So thank you in return for making it feel worth it.

Enjoy every moment of giving thanks.

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HARMONIUM 11/22/2012 5:29PM

    And you, too, have a great day. You have much to be thankful for and I am thankful for your blog.

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/22/2012 4:09PM

    Wonderful blog. I too thought the Hospice workers were "Angles on Earth". My Dad had the best! My Hubby is working on getting another job, so things are working out there too.

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KKKAREN 11/22/2012 9:13AM

    You are lucky to have a wonderful family. Kind wishes for your Dad. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/22/2012 8:13AM

    Awwwww, wonderful gratitude list! Hugs to you and Happy Thanksgiving.

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CHIBIKARATE 11/22/2012 3:55AM

    you are so very blessed hugz

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