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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

                                          

Gerri & I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for my wife, Gerri and our son Stephen.  We are thankful that we live in America, still a land of freedom.  With all it’s faults, we are still free.  We are thankful to be able to freely worship God at church and in our daily lives and that God created us with remarkable bodies that modern medical science still doesn’t fully understand.  For our minds, emotions and our conscience that no computer will ever match. We are thankful for the gift God gave us in His Son.

We are also very thankful for our friends, though some we have never met. 

An update on Hunter.

Hunter, our 6 year old grand nephew, received his bone marrow transplant Tuesday afternoon from his donor, 4 year old sister, Ronin.  He will be quarantined at Vanderbilt for about 4 weeks due to a near zero level of immunities.  The doctors say it will take 90 to 120 days to make sure the transplant takes.  We are thankful for the great medical staff there and all the thoughts and prayers given by friends.

 

18 comments:

  1. nice to see you back here, Mike and Gerri..we have missed your posts..glad to hear that Hunter and Ronin are on the road to recovery!..happy thanksgiving to you all!

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  2. Thanks for the update on Hunter. Glad to hear Ronin is doing well and praying that Hunter's little body accepts the bone marrow.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. This was beautifully said!! Praise God for little Hunter's transplant.We will keep in our prayers!

    Hugs to you both..looking forward to the day we can eat a meal together and visit.

    Cindy and Walker

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  4. Mike and Gerri, thanks for sharing your list of things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Gerri! Its nice to learn what others are thankful for.

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  6. Very nicely said. Our prayers are with Hunter. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to the both of you. We will continue to pray for Hunter and hope that his little body excepts the transplant. Have a great day and don't eat too much!!!

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  8. Our prayers for Hunter..You all have a blessed Thanksgiving..!

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  9. And we are thankful for friends like you!! We are grateful to live a life that brings people like you into our lives and who add to the joy of our lives. Happy Thanksgiving to you. We love you!

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  10. Happy Thankgiving to you guys and you are right we our blessed here in the USA.

    We will put Hunter in our prayers.

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  11. Hunter will will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  12. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for the update on Hunter. Our prayers are with you and your family with hope that Christmas will be the best one ever for you.

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  13. Very nicely said. We do all have so much to be thankful for on a daily basis.

    Syl

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  14. I've wondered what was happening with this dear little boy. Thanks for keeping us informed. Prayers for both children and the parents and extended family.

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving. Good to hear Hunter completed his bone marrow transplant. Keeping him in our prayers.

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  16. That is excellent news about Hunter and Ronin! Praying they both have a perfect recovery! Great list of things to be grateful for and very well said indeed! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

    -Mike & Heidi
    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"
    HTTP://WWW.VanTramps.Com

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