Every Thanksgiving it is tradition to contemplate the things we are thankful for. This is a good practice for any time of the year. This year as my family joined grandparents, in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles…and we sat around a table covered with amazing food just waiting to be devoured - I was again reminded of all I have to be thankful for. As we went around the table taking turns saying one thing that we were thankful for I was forced (in a good way) to consider the things that are important to me. As I looked across the table at my son Wade a flood of memories and feelings hit me.
You see back in October, only a bit over a month ago, some of our kids were sick. Just typical colds I guess. However Wade could not kick it. After a week of loss of apatite he began experiencing cramping symptoms. Seeing your kid in pain is hard. A trip to the family doctor landed him in the ER. He was diagnosed with an extreme kidney infection. With a history of kidney issues in my wife’s family, it was only natural to think this could be the beginning of a life time of problems for this 10 year old kid.
A four day stay in the hospital with antibiotic treatment cleared things up. And after multiple test in was confirmed that he has healthy kidneys:)
Feeling thankful for good health! Also for family and friends that drop what they are doing to come to our aid when needed. Gramie and PopPop and Grandma and Grandpa…your support has been so appreciated. Thank You!
So what are you thankful for?
5 healthy boys at Strasburg Rail Road!
The Mast Family 2018 - Sunday afternoon hike at Nolde Forest.