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My Thankful List - Day 9

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Today, I am thankful for these people who gathered at my house to celebrate our late Thanksgiving:

My Wonderful Family!!

A few months ago when Mark & Laura and the kids were out for dinner, Duncan decided to play a game where each person named their favorite this or that. He picked the first topic, then the rest of us picked more topics, because it was so much fun. Today he wanted us to name our favorite game, since he is a huge fan of video games. It is sort of a take-off on what we are thankful for, since nobody at my house ever wants to do that. After we picked our favorite game to play, we named our favorite place in the state of Nebraska, and then our favorite place in the world. When it was my turn, I said, "My favorite place in the world, is this room, right now, with all of you." They own my heart, I love them all so much, and I hope everyone is still well enough to be able to celebrate this way in another year. I used to say a silent prayer that next year I would still be able to wear all the same clothes. (Meaning I hadn't gained weight!) I know that is an important goal too, but my primary goal these days, is just to maintain the status quo with Duane's health. I just want him around as long as possible, and I know time is going way too fast. I was reading about a new drug they give for prostate cancer after the hormone shots quit working, which is usually after 12-18 months. This new drug kept the men taking it alive 14 months as opposed to 11 months without the drug. That is much too short, and scares me to death. So my prayer on this Thanksgiving is that next year we are able to celebrate in exactly the same way as we did today.

Here's another picture I had Brady take, so I was in one of the pictures....

Family is another word for LOVE.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAK25 12/1/2013 10:27AM

    I'm glad your were able to have a wonderful Thanksgiving, surrounded by family.

I know how you feel. My dad stopped taking the hormone shots for his prostate cancer at the end of July. We won't make it through another holiday season, this will be the last. He has been a wonderful father and been married to my mom for 64 years. At 87 he's older than Duane, but the impact is still just as devastating for my mom as it is for you. We go on, regardless.

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SPEEDY143 12/1/2013 1:38AM

    emoticon for more Thanksgiving memories for all of you emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 11/30/2013 9:15PM

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MSLZZY 11/30/2013 9:12PM

    Lovely pictures and a great message. HUGS!

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JILL313 11/30/2013 8:20PM

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OHMEMEME 11/30/2013 8:07PM

Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless you with more. I call those big family gatherings, making memories. emoticon

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4KWALK 11/30/2013 7:59PM

    You are such an inspiration to others. With as much as you have to deal with, you still take the time to blog and be thankful. How I hope and pray that your hubby will have a long time left yet.
My husband is dealing with prostrate cancer as well but for now it seems to be held at bay with medications. We can accept each day with thanks and take our time unwrapping each minute as you seem to be doing.

Thank you for your blogs.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/30/2013 7:38PM

    Awww, my prayers added to the list too. HUGS

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KERRYG155 11/30/2013 7:00PM

    I'll say that prayer for you, too. I love those big family gatherings and it's always sad when someone is missing for any reason. I'm glad you had such a great day and I love the game.

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