Thursday, November 25, 2010


Four children who call me mom and love me more than I deserve.

One husband who calls me wife and promises to be mine forever.

17 years of marriage, of which I wouldn’t change a day.

Two in-laws who welcome us into their home day or night.

One sister in law who loves our boys as her own, and is a wonderful friend.

Two parents who we know will be there if ever a need.

100’s of friends in the DOC who get me. Know me. Accept me for who I am.

Eleven bottles of insulin sitting in the butter compartment.

Fourteen boxes of test strips, so I can test my children whenever I feel the need.

Three insulin pumps working day and night to keep my boys alive.

One home we only dreamed of when we were young and newly wed.

New friends who have shown me how to belly laugh again.

A Heavenly Father who knows me, who is aware of my needs and wants me to find joy.

A beautiful Thanksgiving Day. The sun is shining bright, and the leaves are red and orange.

One 20lb. turkey in the oven.

One happy D mama who is blessed beyond measure!

A blessed and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


  1. Belly laughing is da' bomb!!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Meri!

  2. Much love to you and your family Meri. So grateful to know you and for all your support. Love you.

  3. Awesome Meri. Hope you had a wonderful day.

  4. You deserve more love than you could ever imagine :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving MERI (a day late)...sorry. I am so incredibly thankful for you, your boys, your blog, your willingness to share your amazing journey...for helping me keep my chin up, my attitude positive, my endurance unwavering.


  6. So many blessings!! Happy Thanksgiving (1day late).


  7. Ooh, this made me teary-eyed! Beautiful!

    Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

  8. You really are blessed. And so am I - for knowing you and getting to share your insight ;)


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