Thursday, November 24, 2011


Everywhere we have turned people have been saying, oh you must be so bummed to be spending Thanksgiving in the hospital.  It must be really hard.
Well, ummmm, it's not.  We had people who shared their meal with us today, and I am thankful for that.  But in all honestly sitting in the hospital room with the sweet gift God has bestowed upon us makes it a little hard to feel anything less than thankful.  Yes, we missed the time with family we had been planning.  Jason missed going hunting with his dad and brother, which he had been looking forward to for quite some time.  But as much as Thanksgiving is about spending time with family and loved ones, it's also about being thankful.

So for today I am thankful that we have two daughters.  I am thankful that Abigail got to join us today and meet her sister.  And I am thankful for a woman who selflessly chose life, and adoption for Shilo.  Turkey and mashed potatoes are great things.  But being a family of four makes today, and every other day of the past week and a half, worth giving thanks for.
Their first meeting.
Giving thanks,


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, looks like you have an abundance to be thankful for!

  2. What a sweetie pie! Will Shilo stay there until she is ready to come home, or will she be moved to a hospital closer to your home?

  3. What a blessing it is to have two lovely little girls!!! I also have two girls and they fill my life with joy, beauty and pure love. Thankful indeed, I know what you mean.