Family picture

Family picture

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving weekend thankfulness

Grandpa and Ted

Philip and one of his Virginia cousins

I am thankful on this Thanksgiving weekend for the time spent with family over this holiday.

My dad is still home under the tender-loving
care of his family, and we were able to spend time with Mom and Dad, my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew on Thanksgiving Day. It was a gentle and sweet time, and we thank God for the opportunity of the day.

Mom and Dad's brothers, sisters, and a few of their nieces and nephews also have come to see him over the last cou
ple of weeks. He is so loved, and what a beautiful thing for them to make time in their busy schedules to visit with Mom and Dad. Some have come from as far away as Missouri, Tennessee, and Virginia, and some have come from right here in Indiana!

Singing "Happy Birthday"

Loving being with family

Dad, Doug, Mom, and me celebrating our November birthdays this year

My brother and I also had the privilege of celebrating our birthday with Dad. Dad's birthday is November 10th (coinciding with the Marine birthday - that's always pleased Dad because he served our country as a Marine), my brother's birthday is November 15th, and mine is November 30th. For years we have celebrated our birthdays together. What a gift to be able to do so this year.

My dad needs prayers as his diseases (lung cancer and congestive heart failure) progress. Please pray for God's presence and comfort for Dad and Mom in this difficult time, for sweet time with his family, and that he gets to remain in the comfort of his own home.

We continue to thank God for all of our parents who have given so much love, support, and guidance to us along the way.


Chasity said...

Happy Birthday our dear Friend. What a beautiful day to spend it with your family and share your birthday's. That is truly special! We continue to keep your family in our prayers. Your dad looked to be having a wonderful time surrounded by many of his loved ones.

We hope you have a nice Birthday on Monday. God Bless you!

Jean said...

Happy Birthday to you, your brother and your Dad! How wonderful to celebrate your birthdays together!

God Bless you and your sweet family!