I Gave Thanks

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  1. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad 5-Year Member

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    In the hospital this morning with dad who is not doing well. Phone rang and it was DS calling from far away. I gave the phone to dad and the grandfather and grandson spoke. When they finished the old man turned away and I saw a tear roll down from his eyes. It is the little things that get you through the day.

    I gave thanks
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Thanks for sharing! Very meaningful.
     
  3. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

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    Very touching, and brings home what today is really about...family and giving thanks to be with them, even if it is only via a telephone line.
     
  4. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    Thank you...

    Your words carry a lot of heart felt meaning... Thank you for sharing something so personal!!!
     
  5. DevilDog

    DevilDog 5-Year Member

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    God Bless your family. Thank you for sharing that story.
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    God Bless you. Very touching. I'm teary eyed.
     
  7. payitforward

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    Blessings to you, your dad and your DS. And thanks for sharing that vignette. Tough time to be going through family illness. Thanks for the reminder to reach out to those who may be down.
     
  8. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad 5-Year Member

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    Thanks all and I hope everyone enjoys the time and every moment with family this holiday season. Remember to set aside all tension and any bad feelings. It is the time to do it.
     
  9. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    I'm hoping that in a few months you'll be able to share joyous news about the family reunion.
     
  10. NorwichDad

    NorwichDad 5-Year Member

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    God Bless him and I am glad your sons were with you.
     

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