Warm Thanksgiving greetings from the ST blog

STHey gang! Hope everyone is enjoying your Thanksgiving morning so far.

Yours truly woke up with a sore throat – on THANKSGIVING DAY. Sigh. I have been coughing and sneezing this week but it’s been a dry cough and the sneezing hasn’t felt like anything to do with congestion, so I didn’t think too much of it. Oh well. Taking cold meds to try and contain it to where I don’t get anyone sick, and so I can still participate in holiday activities.

Things I’m especially thankful for this year: The Lord giving me another year with mom and dad, what with the health issues my dad continues to battle and my mom’s role as essentially a full time caretaker – which she is adjusting to. Dad is doing as well as he can be for someone in his upper 60s on dialysis, who also has blood pressure and other health issues. He gets around a lot better than he did when he first went on dialysis. God bless the workers at the center he goes to for all they do. I can’t praise them enough. I pray for mom and dad often, and also for strength and courage for myself to be at peace with what is going on.

Am also immensely thankful for our men and women in uniform – some of them have been able to come home for Thanksgiving this year and enjoy it when their family and friends. Others are still stationed away from their families overseas as they battle to protect our freedoms. And some families will be permanently dining at the holiday table with one less loved one – a loved one who made the ultimate sacrifice. Please pray for those families as I know the holidays have to be especially difficult for them.

From my family to yours, wishing you a happy, healthy, safe, warm, fun Thanksgiving filled with wonderful memories you will take with you for years to come.

PS: My football picks for today’s games: Texans, Redskins, Patriots. :)

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