November, our thoughts are turned to giving thanks.
The past 5 years, I found myself in the wake of two significant losses, I felt my heart was a well not holding as much “thanks” as it had in previous years.
Life has a way of tossing obstacles into your path when your driving down the road of life, We try our best to swerve and avoid collisions, wrong turns, and distractions while we are trying our best to move forward. “life happens” whether or not your paying attention.
My Mother and beloved dog’s passing had left two huge holes in my heart and the “well” of thanks simply leaked out instead of filling full.
A few months ago, we had mutually decided that our house was ready to be filled again with the patter of paws.
The excitement and joy the day before our “new arrival” was shattered with a phone call.
3,000 miles away, my partner's brother was suddenly going in for emergency quadruple bypass surgery. His wife and 3 sons, like us were all stunned by the news.
Our joy was suddenly mixed in with the icy fear and gravity of a very active guy being faced with this life threatening procedure.
The day of the procedure, two of three sons had arrived by bus to be there for their dad and to help their mother, during this horribly scary time. The three boys are all in College, one in Europe, the decision was made that he should only come home if things didn't go well.
It reminded me that the boys I watched grow up the past 10 years, had shared stories over years on their path's to becoming Eagle scouts. Whether you love or hate the BSA, these guys were participating in outdoor activities, to learn about about responsible citizenship, community services, and character development to help them "be prepared".
They were gathering tools, and learning how to use them. - Little did any of us know, it was for this moment, to simply do one thing. “Show up, and be there” for two of their important “teachers” Mom and Dad.
When I was considering my topic for this weeks blog post, I was reminded how much I had to be thankful for, and how the “well” was filled! . Proof that there is hope for broken hearts!
I am grateful to the great spirit that watches over all of us, for seeing my brother in law safely through a major surgery.For the fuzzy new life that is snuggled next to me as I write this posting,
The health and well being of all those I love,
having food & shelter, and doing what I love for a living!
Sending each of you reading with blessings of being healthy and well!I love to hear what your giving thanks for, in the comment selection below.
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