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.