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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!! Wishing everyone a gratitude filled and memorable day with family and friends.

For us it’s been a rough start to this week with Ellis suddenly getting sick with a stomach bug. All of Monday I hoped to manage the sickness at home, but she got stuck with a really wicked one. The vomiting persisted but the stomach spasms gave her too much discomfort. Even after her heart fix I did not see her in this much pain.

Ended up at staying in the hospital for 2 nights. With her stomach bug, we were in isolation in the hospital room: whoever came into the room had to wear scrubs. But one wonderful thing was that the nurses made our stay as comfortable as possible. They are truly amazing people who don’t squint at things that would make someone else queasy.

Also, the pantry had a beautiful Starbucks coffee machine…decked out in high tech: accessible all hours of the day. This coffee machine took the edge off for me and I was relieved that I wouldn’t get stuck with caffeine withdrawal headaches. Also, I was very thankful for our health insurance. The stress of not being insured in this situation would’ve wiped me out.


The superb Starbucks coffee machine

I’m grateful for all the the nurses we encountered; their patience and care made all the difference. I’m grateful for our pediatrician, Dr. K., who has been an endless source of support, encouragement, and guidance since Ellis’ birth. What an amazing person she is; both my kids receive her care and they ask me to call her when they feel sick. Dr. K. checked up on Ellis the next morning at the hospital, and we lit up at the sight of her.

On this Thanksgiving day, I’m grateful for my family. I’m grateful for my friends. I’m grateful that I can stay in my pajamas all day and still my kids think I’m beautiful. I’m grateful that Chris is home and has been preparing meals for the kids.

Thank you for listening to my gratitude list: there’s more but I won’t bore you with them.

God is so good to give us a day of thankfulness to share!! Thank you readers and fellow bloggers for journeying with me.

Psalm 9:1

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

6 replies

    1. So glad that experience is behind us. We usually have bad winters with Ellis ending up in the hospital or getting very sick. God helps us each time and when I feel like I can’t take it anymore, He sends comfort.
      Thank you for your sweet comment! I hope you are having a good weekend


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