Prayers of thanksgiving
Thanksgiving week. It’s a great holiday season. And it is a season–all on it’s own.
I love the deep inhalation of gratitude and rest that comes at the end of November. When I was in school, I needed Thanksgiving break. (I needed it when I was in school as a student, and possibly even more when I was in school as a high school teacher–haha!)
This year I’m breathing in my NED cancer-free status. It is still sinking in. I am so thankful that I am ready to enjoy this Thanksgiving, that I am getting stronger and healthier by the day. Aside from my NED maintenance appointments, I am back to my full-time mom job. I love it. M, G, and I are all adjusting. Maren is testing me, and Greta wants to be held all.the.time. But I love these little people and these little problems. Life is good.
Brad and I have been on two dates in November. I think we’d been on two dates in all of 2012 until this month. He loves me, I love him. Romantic schmoopiness is not my style, but he is my knight and I’m the princess. Fairy tales are real. Who knew?
I often pray prayers of thanksgiving. I pray a lot as I go about my day. Every time I remember, I pray that my cancer stays away. Sometimes I pray it six hundred times a day, and sometimes I pray it only twice: first thing when I wake up, and last thing when I go to sleep. I pray for lots of other things, too, but my day starts and ends with some version of Lord, thank you for this day. Please banish all of the ugly from my body, fill my heart with love, my head with peace. In Jesus’ name.