Thursday, November 24, 2011


Thanksgiving. One of our favorite times of the year. Typically, it is a time set aside for rest, enjoying the company of those we love and giving thanks for our blessings. In reflecting, this may be the first Thanksgiving either of us haven't spent with our families. Our Thanksgiving Day plans this year included attending the big Thanksgiving Day dinner at The Ronald McDonald House and spending some time with our host family. Our hope was that Jordan would be doing well enough that we could take a break from the hospital. It was not in our plans to be driving home today.

As we traverse the long stretch of road between us and home, we can't help but feel lonely. We all miss Jordan greatly. He was a precious little boy and our time was cut short. Today, we have a deeper understanding of Thanksgiving. We thank God for those special 34 days we had with Jordan. We are thankful for His provision for making this trip possible. If it wasn't for our time at CHOP, our time with Jordan would have been much shorter. We are so thankful for Caleb. The time we spend together as a family is so precious.

Although this is not a happy Thankgiving for our family, we are filled with a deep sense of peace. Hoping that all of our family and friends have a peaceful Thanksgiving.

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