Semi-Obligatory Thanksgiving Post 2010

Well, it is the eve of Thanksgiving and all is quiet on the home front. There is so much I am grateful for and honestly I am not really sure where to start.

My wife, our little family… I love my family with all my heart and although we have struggles and issues they are the reason I do what I do in my life that makes me question my sanity at times. I want what’s best for them and that makes it worth it.

My family… I am so grateful and thankful for my mother. I wish there was more I could do to help her with her struggles. She has done so much for me it seems almost selfish to not help in some way.

My mom has always been there for me. Good and bad easy and heartbreaking she has always shown me the love that she has for me even when I did not deserve it. I am grateful for all the lessons she has taught me and for all of the advice she has tried to give me. She is my mother and I will always love her.

My friends… there are not many people who have managed to stay in this category for long periods of time. The few that are, I hope they know what they mean to me. Life has its ups and downs and we manage, even in this age of instant communication, to drift apart at times, even if we don’t mean to.

This year has been such an up and down year, but aren’t they all? In the end I have the most loving, caring, patient wife, and beautiful family with a 3 week old son. I have a mission family whom I am so grateful for. They have been a great support in so many ways this year and I am so thankful for all the time and effort and love and support they have shown to us.

All of these things I have are all due to the love and mercy of God, without whom none of this would have ever happened. I am so grateful for the gifts I have been given and am so unworthy of, yet here they are. Glory to God in the highest!

Glory to God for all things!

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