For Katie the Warrior

Thankful Thanksgiving

I’m trying really hard to stay thankful this holiday season! The kids and I are talking about what we’re thankful for constantly, I’m trying to delight in the mundane and be totally present.

It is a lot easier to be ungrateful. I want Kate out of the long term care facility. I want her laughing and being a mom and my sister. I want her thriving!

It all comes down to this: I’ve been blessed with a beautiful life and called to actually live it. So I’ll cry and beg God at her feet tomorrow, then I’ll keep living this life. One step in front of the other. Day after day I’ll repeat it, one foot with Kate, one in the world that keeps turning. Thankful that I get to be in both.

If you think of it, pray for my family this Thanksgiving. We’re all walking around with lumps in our throats and I’m trying my hardest to keep it together in front of Kate. This stuff is hard!

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1 thought on “Thankful Thanksgiving”

  1. Keep your eyes on your Savior, not on the circumstances. For the first time in 7 years, I watched my granddaughter Caroline stand at the stove and cook her own gluten free Mac and Cheese! I told her that it was my favorite Thanksgiving moment. We remember only too well when she couldn’t stand or eat. Now with a little help she is cooking!

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