Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Day 2011

I have a lot of things to be thankful for this year.

First and foremost is Vicki's being Cancer Free. This time last year we were deep into her Radiation and Chemo treatments. I had researched everything I could about her cancer and I was deeply worried about the outcome of the treatments. The process was grueling, but we were fortunate to have the best of the best on her treatment team.

So... I am thankful that there are still people willing to make the sacrifices necessary to work in our health care system. Most have terrible schedules, end up working weekends, nights, Holidays, you name it. I am very thankful that an extraordinary group of these folks worked so diligently to fight the cancer in Vicki's head.

I am very thankful to have a partner who is able to meet the challenge of cancer and maintain her sense of humor, her great attitude and her love for me. I am likewise thankful to learn that we have the kind of marriage that can not only survive a fight with cancer but get better.

I am also thankful to have a wonderful support group of friends and family that prayed for us, helped us, and was always there for us when we needed them.

I am thankful that in spite of the recession, the awful job market and our government's indifference; that we have jobs, a roof over our heads and some hope for future prosperity.

I'm thankful that this Thanksgiving my wife and I were able to spend time with our family and friends to celebrate this day.

And last but certainly not least, I'm thankful to still be here on this magnificent planet and to look at each new day as the blessing it truly is.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,