Saturday, November 20, 2010

A New Perspective On Thankfulness

Since having Isaac, being thankful has a whole new meaning. When you have a special needs child with a life limiting condition, your perspective changes drastically. I used say I was thankful for material things such as the car and the house. I wanted to be like "those people" who could buy anything they wanted. Although I'm grateful that I have a roof over my head and food to eat, the people I love mean more than anything to me now.

Exactly one year ago Isaac was a very sick little boy in the hospital.
Right now I'm thankful that we are not there today and that he's well and thriving. Yes, we have had many obstacles, but what's important is that he's HERE and he's HAPPY.

On Friday my almost 90 year old Grandfather had surgery to remove bleeding in the brain. This was a very risky surgery for someone his age so we didn't know how it would go. All morning I prayed and I was relieved when my Dad called me after the surgery to tell me that he was OK. He's currently recovering in the hospital now, so please continue to keep him in your prayers. I'm thankful for him because he's always so positive and has something good to say about everyone. Here's a picture of him with Isaac on Christmas 2008.
What are you thankful for?

1 comment:

The VW's said...

Our special kiddos definitely change our perspective! Big things become little things and little things become huge things! I am very thankful for this new perspective and I am also thankful for a whole lot more!

Hope your grandpa is doing well! Love and Hugs!!