My family is gathering this Thursday. We will be complete: one husband, one son, one daughter and two grand children. This is perfect. I don't know what the future will bring. Don't know how long my son will be here. We won't know if the chemo given to him has done anything, not until January. Meanwhile I enjoy every living moment we have together. And, I will give thanks for this. So much has changed since July 10th when we were told his diagnosis. Such news that a condition is permanent, terminal, makes you reevaluate your life, your attitudes, your beliefs, what you value.
We will laugh, we will eat our favorite foods, the ones we always have for Thanksgiving. We will savor each moment. We will take pictures to enjoy later. Grandkids will want more whipped cream on their favorite dessert: pumpkin pie. We'll have to watch them to make sure they don't devour it all! We'll talk of Christmas, getting our tree and decorating it. We'll be mindful of all our traditions, all our moments together. Football will be watched, cheers and grunts will be heard.
I will give thanks for all these moments.......they're precious.