Thankful and Sad

This year, like the past several years, I feel melancholy at Thanksgiving. Even though I have plenty to be thankful for, I can’t escape the feeling. When I think of Thanksgiving, I remember one more than the others. The memory starts with me and my family sitting in a Thanksgiving service at a local church. As everyone stood to give testimony to the many things they had been blessed with, my blessings seemed overshadowed with one word – cancer. It had only been a day or two since we had learned that the health challenges my mom had been...

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