Thankful for Knowledge

I am thankful for knowledge. Even though I knew what he wanted, and even though I knew that there was only brain stem activity still going, when I asked that Mark be removed from life support, a part of me worried that he heard me. That he heard me say, "Take him off of life support." And that when he heard me say that he screamed inside his head, "No! I'm still here! Don't let me die!" For almost … [Read more...]

Thankful for Democracy

I am thankful for Democracy. I appreciate that we live in a country that can change governments every 2-4 years without a shot fired. I am thankful for the men who established our country in the first place, for the women who fought so I could vote, and for the men and women who fought so that people of all races could vote. If I had written this post on Monday, the day before the election, … [Read more...]

Thankful for Donors

I try every day to be a grateful person. November is a hard month for me, but making a conscious effort to stay grateful helps me through it. This month, as daily as I can manage it, I'll share the things I am thankful for. I started this one yesterday, but still wanted to share it. Several times in the last few months, I've attended ceremonies to honor someone who made the choice to donate … [Read more...]