Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Well, we made it through the last week, aside from all of our firsts, Tuesday marked 3 months that Colin has been with Jesus. I keep thinking how so very thankful i am that he didn't suffer or have to agonize through very many days, he's up in heaven having "fun" as Keegan says..."Daddy, sick, Daddy, Heaven, Fun, Daddy, Fun!"...Keegan also seems to think that there's puppies up in Heaven helping Daddy have fun!
I have to report that Corban did amazingly well as his first skating lesson, and he's been asking every day since, when he gets to go back! Like someone wise who has gone before me on this journey has said, the leading up to the event is often much worse than the event we were dreading! Again, this rings true with Thanksgiving...I am honestly truely thankful, for everyone and everything that is around me. I have never felt so full and so blessed and God's blessings keep me smiling each day...not a day goes by that we don't miss Colin, or think of what we are missing without him here, but i know that he would want us to be happy and enjoy each other and the life that God has blessed us with! So, my dearest Colin, this is a Thanksgiving that is so very empty without you but more importantly i am so thankful that you have shown us how to appreciate what we have right here in front of us, and holding your hand through our life together has forever etched into my heart the importance of our families and friends and how eternally blessed we are both in the simplicities of life as well as the monumental moments. I miss you, as we get ready to have a yummy home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, and spend some time together as a family, there is this gigantic hole but oh how fansty of a feast you must be having with Jesus! I am thankful for Heavenly Thanksgivings, although mom's cooking i'm sure comes close, i can't imagine the yumminess of a Heavenly feast!
To all of our friends and family, I am so incredibly thankful for what you have done in my life and for my boys! Colin was always at peace with leaving me to be with Jesus, because he never doubted for a second that me and our boys would be taken care of...I knew that as well, but I have been blown away by just how cared for we have been! I thank you! Blessings on you this Thanksgiving!
Love, Melissa


  1. Thanksgiving blessings to you and your boys, Melissa. We thank God for YOU.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Melissa, Corban, and Keegan! May you continue to be blessed and bless others.

  3. Dear Melissa:

    You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers all the time!! This Thanksgiving I had a lot to be thankful for; my kids, my grandkids, health and happiness. On my Facebook posting, I commented on all the things I was grateful for, and Colin was definately someone I was grateful for - you can checkout my posting on FB. One thing I didn't mention on my Facebook, is how grateful I am to know you and your boys, and how you inspire me by your strength and courage.

    It sounds like you, Corban and Keegan had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your parents!

    Blessings to you as well!
    Aunt Debbie