happy thanksgiving!

Yesterday we received a phone call from a nice man who works a business near W. D. Deli.  He was calling to let us know about the “passing” of a dear woman who was part of the family and part of the business.  Sad.

This morning on a regular trip to our local Sam’s Club, I was greeted with a sweet hug from a woman who immediately said, “I’m sad.”  She went on to explain that one of the really great guys who works in the meat market had just died.  It seems last week he wasn’t feeling well and went home and decided to go to bed early.  That night he suffered a massive heart attack and died.  Tragic.  He was just 50.

Earlier this week one of the nicest guys I know was hit with some rough stuff.  His dad fell down at home and felt really dizzy.  They decided to go to the hospital.  In examining this guy’s dad the doctors found tumors on his spine.  Upon closer inspection they found tumors in his liver.  And his lungs.  What a lot for this poor man and his family to deal with.

During this same week, friends have let us know that there’s a new four-pound foster baby boy at their house.  Beautiful, sweet, innocent.

Later this week, we’ll be going to a baby shower for Mr. Bobo’s cousin’s daughter who is looking forward to holding her new baby in her arms come February.  Excitement.  What a special time.

And just last night we had the pleasure of visiting with our friends Robert and Brian and their beautiful children.  They were really just passing through town - between visiting with family in Corpus Christi and heading back home to Chicago - but they managed to work us in to the schedule for a little while.  We had a great evening - watching Elmo, chasing each other around the backyard, and having an impromptu hat party.

I talked with Mr. Beers this morning about the way this week seemed to be full of extreme examples of beginnings and endings in life - births, deaths, joy, sorrow... He wisely observed that there really is a Circle Of Life.  And as trite as it might sound, it’s true.

We continue to be thankful for all of the wonderful people in our lives.  This week we’ll get to visit with some dear folks, and we hope you get to, too.  We are sad and miss the ones who aren’t with us anymore, and we look forward to the ones we have yet to meet.  Happy Thanksgiving.


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