If the past week was not a good example of “being thankful,” then I don’t know what is! I tested positive for Covid the day before Thanksgiving! Yep, and so did my husband. So, imagine three teenagers (17, 15, and 13) and no parental support for 10 days. But we did have a ton of support from family and friends! It was truly amazing. 😊
Check out the result: Lily made the stuffing and the boys cooked the turkey with Facetime help from Stephen and me. The Bien family provided the side dishes. I cried most of the day… with Thankfulness…and guilt, but that’s normal!
So, what’s the take-away? At church service the week prior, Drew (a pastor at Horizons Community Church) shared two recommendations for this season: (1) Be Thankful, and (2) Give Thanks! He challenged us to upgrade “thankful” to “thankful to whom” and for “what,” Here goes…
- I am thankful for Lily, Logan, and Liam who have gone over and above the last 10 days to take care of both my husband and me, while going to remote school and taking care of the dogs.
- I am thankful for Bonnie, Becky, Laurie, and Katie for sharing your Thanksgiving dishes with us, at the last minute, and bringing them with instructions.
- I am thankful for Jane who always stays calm and collected when I throw 10 things at her simultaneously. Jane, you are amazing!
- I am thankful for Cyndi and Nancy who have provided great guidance over the past year, with lots of “helpful” feedback as we continue to learn how to work together.
- I am thankful for my husband, Stephen, for being steadfast during a very difficult year! I am thankful for the time he had with his mother before she died, and the time he is spending with his dad.
- I am thankful for our clients who teach me “resilience” every day and have successfully navigating a roller coaster of a year.
- I am thankful for my friends who have checked-in, dropped-off, and supported over the past couple of weeks.
- I am thankful for our doctors, nurses, testers and all the people who are helping us through this crisis. They put themselves directly in-front of the virus with compassion and understanding. It is amazing to see how blessed we are!