I really couldn't let this day go by without a comment...
It is Nate's kind of date. :) especially with Thanksgiving next week."..we go through life stressing about life's little annoyances..how often do we stop to realize how grateful we should be to have those annoyances? Once a year.. the third Thursday of November is not enough."
Enjoy your family time. Embrace your traditions. We will be trying something new. First to thank Nate for reminding us to be grateful for lifes annoyances, which he may be included in! To remember a good time with him.. hence, Mom.. it was Easter not Thanksgiving with the mento in the mashed potatoes!!! :) Continuing old traditions.. staying in PJ's all day to play games! Risk or cards since they are all to scared to play Clue with me!!!! Making sure we have nate's fav food for Thanksgiving, cranberry sauce! Of course that was all the kids favorites but nate would try to eat it all!!!!
Still hard to believe that time goes on yet here we are trying to move on with time in different dwellings. Yet it all seems okay. Like this is how it is supposed to be. It can be a little much at times and that is when 17 shows up. Even in re-telling his story with the diagnosis date of 4-25-06. Add 4+2+5+6= 17.. Someone else pointed that out. Way cool.
Nate is still very much a part of where we are. He is a blessing every day and I am so very grateful for all the time I was able to be his mom... even as I look back and think I must have been crazy to let him go to baseball practice afer cyberknife treatment.. what was I thinking? Yet it is those soul moments when we just do what we know is right without thinking. God-cidences in action.
So be blessed. Feel loved. Know you are appreciated. Thank you for still touching base. We are so much better people because of all of you. Truly- you are a blessing to us and as Thanksgiving approaches, know how deeply we appreciate you and all that has been done for Nate and our family.
Much love and Blessings,