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Posts about gratitude (old posts, page 5)

Seven Years

Seven Years, cartoon at XKCD

Randall Munroe posted this yesterday1 methinks, or the day before.

And I immediately cried.2

When Abby was diagnosed with cervical cancer two years ago, the docs said we should be grateful, she had the non life threatening kind.
Even so, the last two years have been full of ups and downs and lots of uncertainty.
(We’ll be at the “How long does it take to read a scan?” stage again soon as we checkup after two years)

I think I understand a little of what Becky & Kate are going through, having gone through some of it ourselves.
And I have no words to express what Becky must be going through or how Kate must be holding up.

All I can do is pray.

If you would, please go help Becky here

And Abby, 2018? It’s a date!

  1. Today is the 15th of December, 2017. 

  2. So did Abby, once she read this 

It’s the Little Things


The little things you say
To me, and nobody else
Make me feel good
The little things you say
To me, make me laugh out loud
And not when I should

That’s why
I like to hang out with you
I never can guess
The next mad thing you'll do
And I like that we've made, a mistake or two

Mikey McCleary, The Little Things You Do



Not all superheroes wear capes!

Happy birthday, Mummy!

Love from Daddy …

and the rest of your entire brood!

Almost 40


They danced for nearly forty long years.

And we loved them every minute.

Happy anniversary, mummy & daddy!


Happy Anniversary, wife!

I don’t know how to live without you!



Omnia mors æquat.

“Death levels all things.”


And so, I take each new day with gratitude.