Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I'm Grateful: Silence

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The older kids have ditched us for Thanksgiving. I'm not really all shook up about it; they are starting to use their wings and fly further from the nest. They are all with various family members that they rarely get to see and I'm sure will be having a great Thanksgiving with them. Hubs, Will, and I will be having Thanksgiving with my parents and my aunt Carol.

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It is usually pretty loud and chaotic around here when the whole brood is home. But now that it's just the hubs, the Will, and me, it's so Silent. And Calm. And Quiet. And it will be until next Monday. The cats aren't hiding. As I am writing this, Foxy, who is usually hiding in some weird spot like the lazy Susan or our bathroom waste basket, is trying to figure out how to get onto my lap. Seems I'm not the only creature in the house who was ready for some silence.

Ah, blessed Silence.

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I received an email with a link to Tyler's Thankful story. Tyler is a 15-year-old with a brain tumor; in my years as a pediatrician I was always impressed and amazed with the way chidren and teens handle serious disease. Please read his words, and if you'd like others to know about him, please link to Tyler's story on your blog.

9 comments:

Myrna R. said...

Silence is golden - very valuable. Enjoy!

Claudia said...

i'm ready for blessed silence as well...a blessed thanksgiving to you erin - enjoy

Dari said...

Thank you so very much for helping Tyler's cause by posting about it on your blog. It is very much appreciated!

I love your post. I never realized just how valuable silence was until I had children. Now, some of my most treasured moments are the rare opportunities I have to be home alone... :)

Lois Evensen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Erin.

Char said...

sitting here making my placecards for tomorrow that say "i am thankful for you." the house is quiet and i can hear the pugs snoring. life is good and i know that i am blessed.

i hope you have a beautiful and joyful holiday.

beth said...

silence is often a blessing....

happy thanksgiving to you and all your loved ones....

Scraps of Love said...

I cannot begin to express our gratitude for sharing Tyler's story and the Scraps of Love Project! I really enjoyed your comments on silence, I cherish those moments..

Relyn said...

Happy, happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

curious girl (lisa) said...

have a beautifully peaceful thanksgiving!

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