As we approach Thanksgiving, it gets increasingly difficult to find the right words of thanks. We are, of course, thankful for the miracle that spared Alana and Cameron from serious harm. We are also thankful for the miracle that brought Sandra back from the brink and on the road to recovery. We just needed that one more miracle for Glen. The fact that we didn’t get it, and we really believed that we would, has been very hard to live with. Never have so many wished for the same miracle only to be denied. Prayers came from around the country and around the world. We have to accept the idea that it wasn’t meant to be and find some way to persevere in spite of it.
So when you gather around the family table, acknowledge the loved ones that are with you and be thankful for each other. It could all change in just a matter of horrible seconds. Think about what your life would be like without them and draw them near. Then say a little extra prayer for Sandra, the children, both of Glen’s families and all of the friends that somehow have to carry on without him.