Happy Birthday Nick!

This year our family will be celebrating Thanksgiving with mixed emotions. Today the boy turns 12. He’s a holiday baby and this year his big day falls on another big day. He’s going to celebrate tomorrow with a party and some friends. He doesn’t care much that he’s sharing his celebration with pilgrims and turkey, he’s genuinely happy to be another year closer to being a teenager. We will be travelling to friends to share the holiday. A close friend of mine had a baby three months ago and we still haven’t had a chance to visit.

But this happiness is tempered with some sad news. My cousin’s husband was struck down with a heart attack early yesterday morning while at work. Despite the best efforts of everyone involved he passed away at the hospital shortly thereafter. Life isn’t fair. In fact sometimes it is downright cruel. My mother passed away at Christmas time. It took the birth of my children for me to even want to celebrate again. It’s tough to celebrate Thanksgiving when you feel you have nothing to be thankful for.

I wish each and everyone who reads First In a happy Thanksgiving. This year when you spend time with family and friends I urge you to treasure every moment. Remember the good and the bad and balance it all within your heart.



7 Responses to THANKSGIVING 2011

  1. Squid says:

    I know exactly how you feel Capt. Thank god for our 2nd family! God Bless

  2. Cs says:

    Im thankful for having a job but its really getting hard to keep going in…

  3. Bob G. says:

    Here’s wishing you, yours and your partners at the firehouse the VERY best Thanksgiving.

    Roll safe.

  4. Old NFO says:

    CA, yep, we’ve lost three family members on Thanksgiving over the years, but we STILL celebrate the holiday as a tribute to them. Congrats to the boy 🙂

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  6. URSIS says:

    Happy Birthday Big Teenager now! We miss & love you and can’t wait to see you next month!!

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