Friday, January 2, 2009

So Very Thankful

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Today I am so very thankful.  See these footprints in the snow?  These are the footprints of my Hubby heading to the garage this morning on his way to work.  These footprints are very precious to me, especially today. 

As he was heading down the road, a few miles from home at about 5:45am, my Hubby saw a small herd of horses standing in the road.  He tried to slow down but it was just too icy and he hit a mare, killing her.  Amazingly, my Hubby came through with no marks or injuries!  His suburban is "pretty messed up", as he says.  I haven't seen it yet. 

When he called to tell me the news, I was struck again, as I have been at different times in my life, at just how fragile life is.  In just an instant it can be gone or severely altered.  The events of this day have been another reminder to me to cherish my loved ones.  To hold them dear.  To enjoy them and be with them more often. 

This evening as we were sitting at dinner together, I couldn't help but think that it was one of the most delicious dinners I've ever ate.  It was a simple meal...very simple.  Just roast chicken, potatoes and veggies.  But it was so delicious!  Simply because it was shared with my whole family and we are all well.  I am so very thankful. 

 

Happy New Year!

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