Thursday, November 27, 2008


We have so MUCH to be thankful for!!! We couldn't put all of our thanks into just one day. We wake up thankful and we go to bed thankful. What blessings have been given to us by our awesome God.

Will had dialysis today and they were able to get off 4 liters (or about 10 pounds) of fluid. He was feeling pretty tired all day today. Tomorrow will be different. Coach and Donna came up today and stayed awhile. Donna and I went to lunch and had a good visit while Will, Tom, and Coach visited at the hospital.

Thanksgiving afternoon will be busy. Will's family (mine, too) will be coming by to visit. We are going to meet in the cafeteria because his room is too small for all of them. After they eat, they are going to bring a plate for Tom and I. We all are going to have our cameras ready. He should be feeling pretty good after dialysis today so I hope he can really enjoy his visit. It won't be long now before he will be having visitors at his home. Seriously.

Angel and Aaron will have Candace so they should be coming by to see Uncle Will, too. Cowboys play too, so his Thanksgiving is going to be fabulous.

I had my students write a letter to me telling me what they were thankful for, with instructions that it can't cost money. The kids had a hard time figuring out what I wanted, finally they all started writing about their God, church, families, friends, roof over their heads, just what I wanted them to think about. Some of them were just funny, like one little girl said she was thankful that she didn't have any more brothers because she couldn't take much more (her words-not mine). But almost all of them said they were thankful for Will getting better. How sweet is that. Most of them haven't even met him, but I guess their parents keep up by our blog. So I have to say how thankful I am to have my little students to keep me sane (well, as sane as I can be anyway).

What I was getting at was no one will ever be able to fully comprehend how much it has meant to Tom, Angel, Aaron and myself to have so many people pulling for Will. We are very THANKFUL for all of you.

Don't eat too much.

I pray that everyone is surrounded by love this Thanksgiving. I know we will be with family, friends, and care-giver staff.


Dixie said...

I hope you all have a great day, mine will consist of sleeping, getting up and coming back to work. Oh the joy's of working night shift at a hospital, HA HA. Will, I am so happy you have been off the vent for so long and got that nasty thing out of your room.
Enjoy your day Will,Terri,Tom,Angel,Aaron and Candace and keep up the wonderfull job and getting one step closer to home Will.

Dixie and James

whitehouse said...

The Whites are thankful to know the Harbison family and to have been able to witness their strength and perserverence. Thank you for being our friends and neighbor. We love you all!

Miss W said...

Here's to wishing you the most this Thanksgiving. We are so blessed to have you in our lives. Keep up the good work, Will. This coming year is going to be a most blessed one for you.

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!

Dave and Pam

KarenD said...

Harbisons! Hope you all had a great day. THANK YOU!! for the example you have set for me and all of us. I am very thankful for all of the wonderful progress you have made. Take care.
Karen D. - U of U