My youngest child turns 21 today! He won’t see this for a few days, as he is at National Guard training, and “in the box”. Jacob, I love you, and I am very proud of the man you have become!
On December 14, 1982, my life changed forever when this young man entered it. From budding physician (well, this one didn’t work out), to snowball fighter, basketball player, karate champion, and All-South trumpeter, Brian Sullivan always made life interesting! I love you and I am proud of you, son!
Update on Gabe Sicard, born November 1, six weeks early. He is doing well, as you can see.
Yes, he is wearing a mullet wig…I told his mother that I could report her to Child Protection for that kind of abuse.
I have noticed that some of my friends on Facebook have been posting something different for which they are grateful every day of November. What a cool thing to do! Gratitude lists are a common exercise in Alcoholics Anonymous. A recovering alcoholic has ample opportunity for self-pity, the lowest rung of selfishness; when mired in this morass, one’s AA sponsor will suggest, “Make a gratitude list!” (Sponsors do not tolerate a lot of self-pity.) It always works for me–how can I be whiny with all that I have to thank God for?
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my friends and family! Believe me, you are all on my gratitude list. Let us all keep an “attitude of gratitude” in this holiday season.