Sunday, November 30, 2008

Giving Thanks

What did you give thanks for at your table this past Thanksgiving? First and foremost, we give thanks to Nancy's friends who sent mom this beautiful flower arrangement for Thanksgiving...it is something that she is enjoying a great deal, she has told me several times..."Such pretty flowers..." because I have them on the living room table and she can see them from her bedroom doorway. Thanks Bev and Kenny!
I give thanks for being able to get a little bit of scrapbooking time in for myself this past weekend.
I give thanks for my son, Jesse...for helping me so much with mom...he spent Thanksgiving with her and I was able to spend time with Jim's family and have dinner with them. It was really sweet to see Alex playing with his little cousins...it's pretty funny to me that he is the youngest kid now. When Jesse got home from work yesterday morning he took care of mom so that I could sleep for a bit, I'm grateful for that.

I give thanks for my husband who got up this morning and took care of mom so that I could sleep until 9:30, he made her breakfast and helped her get up and walk to the bathroom.

I guess you're probably wondering why I'm sleeping so much....well mom has been getting up at 5:00 and 5:30am the past few days and it's been really hard for me since I'm not used to getting so little sleep but I hope it will be better soon.

I give thanks for my son Robert who will be home in 3 weeks, I can't wait!! I think I have mentioned that a few times recently.

I give thanks that I have a warm house, food on the table and family and friends who love and support me.

Last and certainly not least I give thanks that mom is still with us 10 months after being diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. We are blessed. Mom is managing fairly well given the fact that her right leg is pretty swollen from the blood clot that formed on tuesday. She is on coumadin now and while it is nerve wracking the risk of not treating her is far worse, we certainly don't want any more blood clots, her mobility is really hard when she has the edema from the clot. I had to bring the walker back out but we are hoping that she will graduate back down to the cane at some point in the near future.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

love you......

Madeleine

June said...

Hugs Linda, and prayers continuing for your Mom

I am thankful for you my friend

Ginger said...

Sounds like you have A LOT to be thankful for! Me, too! {hugs}

Just A Scrappy Gal said...

You have so much to be thankful for...hugs!