SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Thoughts for Thanksgiving

Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 05:42 PM.

Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving and so many thoughts flood my mind about this special day.

In many ways I believe every day should be Thanksgiving. Most day just waking up and coming to work is a blessing.

I'm usually pretty good with words, but sometimes they do fail me. In those times I reflect back on a year that will soon end and peeling back the layer of days I see so many things for which I can give thanks.

I am thankful for the relationship I had with my dad. And that there were no regrets when he passed away earlier this year. I'm thankful for every time we told each other, "I love you," right up until our last conversation less than a week before Dad died.

I'm thankful for the games of catch and watching Tennessee play football Dad and I shared.

I'm thankful for those of you who have prayed for me and encouraged me in what has been, in its own way, the most difficult time of my life.

I'm thank that the seasons move on and memories live on.

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