We just finished watching a movie on the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The movie focused on the years when he was stricken with polio, and his remarkable return to political life after rehabilitation. We were discussing the movie afterwards and I got to thinking about the fact that polio is seldom spoken of anymore, yet back in the early 1900s it was greatly feared. We are blessed in so many ways because of scientific breakthroughs. Tonight while Katy watched the movie she soaked one of her feet in a special solution to calm the pain and clean the wound on her ankle. After soaking it, an antibiotic ointment was applied and a new type of band-aid was applied that protects the wound but lets it breathe. She just had her pain medication and Paul and I got her in bed. All of these medical helps are giving Katy as much relief as possible, and we are very grateful for them. The things people used to have to suffer without these medical advancements only get our attention when a movie takes us back to that time. So tonight we are thankful for all the comforts we have now that our parents remember living without.
It is almost Thanksgiving Day and we were thinking about the precious memories so many of you shared with us about books you remember. I wonder if there are more stories you could tell us about the Thanksgivings you’ve enjoyed, or your family traditions. I have decided not to bake for Thanksgiving in an effort to keep the delicious aroma from torturing Katy who is still struggling to eat just a few bites. You could make our Thanksgiving holiday so very special by sharing your Thanksgiving thoughts and stories. We will “feast” on those this year. God Bless you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!Comments: