Giving Thanks.

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia.

There is no gathered family, no holiday celebration, no dinner with all the trimmings.

In Australia it is just any other day, week, month of the year.

I often wonder why we don’t have a celebration like it, a time to be truly thankful.

Of course, the tradition of thanksgiving started for a reason that Australian’s have little knowledge about but to me, it seems now, it is a time to appreciate all that you have.

We are floating in unchartered waters at the moment. Ivy’s illness has been complicated by the possibility of a serious lung disease.

Everything is up in the air.

I was thinking today though that I can celebrate Thanksgiving in my own way.

I can celebrate by giving thanks

and there is much to be thankful for.

For my beautiful children and my amazing husband. They have handled this year with a grace that I am proud and in awe of.

For family and friends

in real life and online.

Without them, I don’t think I would be as sane as I am.

For the doctors and nurses who have been there and seen us through some really terrible times this year.

For all of the good times we have had, every smile and laugh.

For the people who donate blood and for the people who make the Intragam, the medication that has kept Ivy out of hospital now for eight weeks.

For the fact that Ivy will celebrate her third birthday this Sunday.

For life, however it comes.

I am thankful.

What are you thankful for?

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