Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Caregivers Month
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Caregiver Month!
Like Piglet, I sometimes think my heart is very small but I have so many things to be thankful for today, my small heart is bulging. I hope, like us, you had a fun and loving day with family, sharing stories and good food. Our grandchildren took the pie contest they proposed very seriously but could not agree on a winner. One picked marionberry, the other pumpkin. I think we all won because we all got to eat them.
My dad regaled us with tales of his brief forays into the world of sports. In his only organized football game, when told to block the kick–he did–with his face. The next play he broke another player’s arm and that was the end of his football career. I never knew until today that he played soccer, again not for long as his family always expected him to work. He began working when he was nine years old and didn’t retire until he was 85.
I did know he boxed in the Army. If you saw my dad and how long his arms are you would understand he had an unfair advantage. I think his biggest successes were in bicycle racing. I know he won a medal for winning a British Columbia Provincial Race as a young teenager.
My mom enjoyed having all the family together and all the food. I’m keeping fingers crossed she won’t get sick because I let her have a tiny sample of every pie–five pies. I could be sorry later but I thought it might be her last Thanksgiving and since she likes pie , I thought she should get to eat them.
I’m beyond thankful for my family–all of them. I’m so proud of and thankful for the men our sons have become. I assure you it was the grace of God, not due to parenting skills. As a bonus they married godly women and we have two delightful grandchildren.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Thank you for being one of the many unpaid caregivers our sick and elderly could not do without–especially as November is National Caregivers Month. Give yourself a pat on the back and take some time today to put your feet up.