Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.

Jo Ann, Grady and I have a lot to be grateful for, and a lot to be sad about, on this day. Our work is to balance the two—to walk toward acceptance. Thanksgiving, and the holidays in general, are no longer days when we can simply coast. Today and the days that fill the coming weeks can bring us clarity and wonder and a new connection to Pablo, if we let them.

As I rode across America, I told anyone who asked about Pablo: what he was like, what he taught me, how he endured his cancer treatment with grace and smiles. I am grateful for the six years and six days Pablo shared with us. And for the memories of Pablo that flood my brain every second of every day.

Our gratitude for our families and our community—you—is unending. We have never felt alone because of you. We will never feel the chill of loneliness, because of you. Together, we are proving that life is not a dress rehearsal.

6 comments:

stephanie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. SO very thankful for the privilege of "knowing" and following you!

Lisa said...

We are the ones who are thankful for all of you. Your strength and determination teach us all that no matter what life has to offer us, we accept it. You have and continue to honor your precious Pablo in all that you do! And that is simply amazing to watch, read and be a part of. Thank you for opening up your lives to us! We are forever moved and eternally grateful!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Be well....big hugs...
Lisa,Chris,Matthew,Sidney and Sophie :)

Heather said...

Love to you, my beautiful,beautiful family.Feeling so thankful for the gift of you all in my life and feeling beyond blessed that Pablo has graced my life and changed me forever.Sending you peace and strength for the days ahead.

christine said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jeff JoAnn and Grady. Thinking of you today and sending love and prayers.

Kat's Aunt in CT

Binkytowne said...

Wishing you and the family a happy Thanksgiving as well. Pablo's story reminds all of us of the many things we have to be thankful for.

Tish said...

On Thanksgiving day, we're extending our heartfelt feelings of gratitude... we are genuinely thankful to have you in our lives.

Happy Thanksgiving Jeff, JoAnn and Grady!