I do not have to thank anyone
GOOD MORNING !
It does seem that our Thanksgivings gets pushed back in the corner where no one looks and that the Christmas season starts a little earlier each year. Our family has always had so much to be thankful for that we try to make a big ‘to do’ about it each year. This year the death of our little one is overshadowing the thankful spirit that we usually have.
We were supposed to have a grand family reunion and really celebrate so everyone was planning on being home anyway; however the plans have changed drastically. We can celebrate the life of my little ‘pumpkin’ as he was a blessing to us all. But we are so full of sorrow that the word celebration is taking on a whole new meaning. As I watched my children together at DS#3’s house this evening I experienced what love is all about. They bond together and just lean on each other. The kind words, the hugs and tears of all just made my heart want to burst.
Today we’ll know more about arrangements for the funeral and most of us will take the week off from work. I’m hoping that after I do payroll today I’ll be able to be off work till next Monday. My son and his wife and the children all need us to be with them for support.
The weeks following this one will still be very hard for them but due the distance we all live from them it won’t be so easy to be with them.
I’ve been overwhelmed by all your beautiful thoughts and prayers and I do thank you all for them. Just knowing that so many are praying is an awesome feeling. I know that God will hear those prayers and send his loving comfort and strength to my Son and his family.
Today I’m thankful for all the loving support from all the thoughts and prayers of so many wonderful people.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
God’s love is just like the sun,
constant and shining for us all.
And just as the earth rotates around the sun,
it is the natural order for us to move away for a season,
and then to return closer,
but always within the appropriate time.
Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson