Our American Friends are celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow that is why my post today is titled “Live Thankful Lives” In reality it is just a reminder that we should be living Thankful Lives at all times. Every moment is truly a gift and we can make the most of every moment to impact others.
Last Friday we went an Edmonton Oil Kings game. Junior hockey is amazing. Fantastic value and great entertainment.
Friday night was also “United Against Cancer” night.
While looking at the Scoreboard at the game and reading the United Against Cancer image we realized that exactly 2 years ago, was “The Day.” Two doctors stood in front of us and shared the diagnosis. Where have those 2 years gone? Time is flying so very fast.
As many of you know, treatments started shortly after the diagnosis and are still continuing.
While all my amazing American friends are eating turkey and watching football Thanksgiving afternoon, I will be having another treatment. But I will have my phone with me and will watch part of a game. Or I will listen to Christmas Music. Everyone knows I love Christmas. Then tomorrow night we will pull out of the freezer a Turkey Frozen Dinner and I celebrate with our American friends and Family.
Whether in Canada in October or The United States in November, Thanksgiving is such a powerful time. I will never stop giving thanks for all the wonderful blessings in my life.
I am so thankful for Roxanne, we are in this together and we both know that I am going to win this battle. It is so powerful to walk on this journey with Roxanne. She is absolutely amazing and a gift from God.
I thank The Lord for my friends and all their encouragement and support. Friendship is a wonderful gift. We can never forget the value of friendship.
I also thank medicine and all the exceptional people I have met while at all of my many appointments. Modern medicine is outstanding, and the people are all so dynamic and kind.
I will never stop thanking God for everything He has done and will continue to do to help us through this journey. It is Truly Powerful…His love is so amazing.
In October we celebrated 20 years of our wonderful and amazing marriage. We went to The Grand Canyon, A Las Vegas Hockey Game, A College Football Game, and a Nascar Race. It truly was a wonderful 5 days, and we met so many exceptional people. A fantastic blessing and a wonderful gift to be married to Roxanne for these 20 years. I look forward to so many more years together. Serving God and impacting people for Him.
Updates on medicine, a number of scans will be completed in the next 2 weeks which will let our doctors and both of us know where I am at in the healing process. We look forward to those as we know that God, my body and medicine are working to bring about a full recovery.
Today is going to be a shorter post as it is all about giving THANKS. I am thankful for each and every day. I have already said it, but I am blessed to be a child of God, I have the most amazing wife, my friends are all dynamic. I am also thankful that you took time to read this post. Roxanne and I have learned to start every day giving thanks and spending time in prayer. I look forward to doing that for many, many, many more years to come.
Psalms 100:4-5 (Living Translation)
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Psalms 106:1 (Living Translation)
Praise the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.