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Give Thanks for Roy


When I read about this challenge to my DH Roy, he recalled the Thanksgiving just after my dad died...how he loaded up the car with a turkey and all the trimmings and off to my mom's we went. We shared the occasion with my brother and sister and their families. It was especially vital to spend time being thankful with family members while we all were suffering loss (1 Thessalonians 5:18 â??give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesusâ??). As I have been coming to terms with the loss of my father, (over 12 years ago, yet still I grieve) I knew that I needed to digibook the beautiful expression of love my husband made in taking care of all of the details of Thanksgiving in 1996. Entering this challenge meant facing some of my giants: emotional upheaval, finding 12 year old photos amidst my cluttered craft room, scanning photos instead of relying on readily accessible jpegs, plus dusting cobwebs in my mind recalling the details of this memory. It is meaningful to declare the pride I have in my husband. It is worthwhile to look for the good in hard times. In the end, it was a therapeutic exercise and I am grateful for the experience, for with Godâ??s help, I have gotten stronger through it.


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annirana, at 06:44AM on Monday December 01, 2008
What a wonderful man! I do believe that your Father, by example, laid the path for you to be blessed with such a devoted partner. Such a bittersweet memory for you. Thanks for sharing...
audosborne, at 02:53PM on Tuesday December 02, 2008
Okay girl, you've convinced me, HE'S A KEEPER. What a wonderful gesture for the whole family. Good luck in the challenge.