Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I just wanted to share this Thanksgiving poem:

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.

For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.

We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.

The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!
-author unknown

I read this poem and thought it was so fitting to my life right now. This has been a difficult year for us. With all of the stresses of Jacob's illness, and the stress of my marriage seperation I don't want to lose sight of what matters most in life right now. I am so very thankful for many things in my life. I am thankful for my children, my family and my friends. I am so very thankful for Jacob's health right now. His joints are quiet as well as his eyes presently. I am very thankful for the friends on my support group these moms have been such a tremendous help in understanding this disease.
I know a lot of you following my son's story are going through a lot with your own children fighting this awful disease. You have to find faith that the doctor's working with your child will find the right medications and your child will be on the way to recovery too. There are so many ups and downs and uncertainty with this disease. You need to take it a day at a time. Be thankful for the small steps of progress.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.


Nancy said...

That was wonderful! I'm thankful to have you too! :)