It’s Thursday, and as you may know, I make it my practice to take the time to be intentionally thankful on Thursday. That doesn’t mean that I am not thankful on the other 6 days of the week, but Thursday is the day that I make a concerted effort to express my thankfulness.
I’m thankful for:
- a good report from the ophthalmologist for my dad; he was diagnosed with glaucoma and has lost some vision in one eye. Thankfully, his medicines are helping to keep the glaucoma under control.
- getting to spend some time in the pool this afternoon with DD, the Ts and DSIL’s mom. We swam in the indoor pool thankfully (it would have been just way too hot to be outdoors – even in the pool).
- fresh homegrown produce … watermelon, sweet corn, cantelopes, green beans, peaches. Yummy! I could make a meal out of that!
- air conditioning. With temperatures around 100 and heat indices of 115 plus, our air conditioner is getting quite a workout.
I have a favor to ask from you all. A co-worker was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer not more than a month ago. Yesterday, her lungs collapsed and were filling with fluid, she’s been moved to ICU, she’s heavily sedated and on a ventilator … if it weren’t for the machines, she’d be gone. Her son was in Africa on a college assignment and has gotten a flight back home … he should be arriving today. I’m praying that she will hang on long enough for him to be able to have some time with his mom, and if you could join me, I would appreciate it. Thanks.