osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,

Well, It's Been A Year To Be Thankfull For . . . .

As always on Thanksgiving, I am struck by how much I have to be thankfull for to God and to al the wonderful people in my life.

Last February, Becky spent three weeks in the Hospital. This August, my cousing Laura died tragically young of cancer. These things remind me of what a precious gift every second is. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Perhaps I will live another 79 years and live to see Aaron's grandchildren on my knees. Perhaps I will die after posting this in some ridiculous home accident or unforseeable stroke. As I look outside, on a sunny Thanksgiving day, my larder brimming with food, my family safe, I can only reflect on the words of Ecclesiastes 9:7-9: "Go, eat with happiness your bread, and drink your wine with a joyfull heart, for the Lord has accepted your works. Let your garments be white at all times, nor may you lack oil to annoit yourselves. See life with the one you love all the days of this brief life that are given to you under the Sun; for your life is brief, and it is for this that you truly labor in the task given to you under the Sun.

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