Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Changed plans, but still a blessed Thanksgiving!

The hubby and I had plans to travel to visit my family in North Dakota today, but we ended up in the doctor's office instead.  Our son threw up multiple times Tuesday night (twice on me and once on the hubby) and he had a fever of 103.5 degrees.  So, after calling our clinic and talking to the doctor on duty we ended up having a very late Tuesday night, but we avoided going to the emergency room.

This morning instead of packing for a trip we took our son to our clinic.  The good news is that he doesn't have an ear infection or anything else serious, but he is clearly sick.  We were told that he can travel, and to make sure he drinks a lot of fluids.  So, we will try to leave Thanksgiving morning for ND if he is feeling better.  I have packed like we will leave tomorrow morning, but told my mom not to get her hopes up.  With all the stress and hassle I feel like I really need to focus on giving thanks.

I am thankful for my clinic that was able to squeeze us in today.
I am thankful for my husband, who without him this situation would of overwhelmed me and destroyed my holiday.
I am thankful for my beautiful son who reminds me everyday how precious life is.
I am thankful because, even though I may not have turkey tomorrow or be able to see my family, I am blessed to have a family to see.
I am thankful because I am blessed to have a God who works miracles and I know he will heal my son!

I pray that you all have a blessed holiday and remember to always give thanks in all situations.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  BTW if I don't get to have any turkey tomorrow eat some for me and have that piece of pie, because that's what I would do for you!  Until next time...



  1. Aw, I hope he's feeling better and you were able to make your trip! Have a great Thanksgiving regardless!

  2. I hope that your son is feeling better now. Thank you for the Thanksgiving well wishes; I hope you were able to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving turkey or not. Looks like the list that you have created is the best Thanksgiving one could have. Count your blessings one by one! God Bless.

  3. Hope that your son is feeling better, Jen. I pray that through all the stress, and worry, things worked out for the best and you all enjoyed your trip to mom's and your holiday. Blessings.

  4. Thank you to everyone for the blessings! We did travel to my parents for Thanksgiving and my son is feeling much better as of today.