Howdy from Fairview,
There are so many reasons to give thanks on this day after Thanksgiving–and I don’t say that to sound super strong or positive because, on the contrary, I’m a little bit cynical usually. I say that for the fact that, there truly ARE so many reasons to give thanks right now. I have an amazing family, incredible friends, and most importantly, a sovereign God who’s got far better plans for any one of us than we could ever draw up or imagine. Also, give thanks that my family and friends have kept their great senses of humor. As my parents have said, it’s a rare day when you report at the end of the night that it was a “good” day because we found out I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Really though, in perspective, it is such a blessing that I’ve got a disease/cancer that’s got over a 90% cure rate.
I realized a couple things after the first post: (1) I should have given some more background as to how this problem arose, and (2) my math skills are really unfortunate (but more on that at the end).