Thankful Friday – Purim Edition

I’m thankful to have found this card among Meredith’s things the other day.  Purim was a holiday that Meredith absolutely loved.Meredith Farrell - Purim Card

This past week was full of ups and downs, which I’ll be writing about in the coming weeks.  It included finishing saying kaddish — the mourner’s prayer for Meredith — as we hit the 11 month marker after her passing; attending the unveiling of a headstone for a close friend’s parent; finding out Mer’s headstone is ready; celebrating Purim and more.  Above all, I am thankful for Mom, Estee, my kids, and our friends and family for supporting us in this journey.

We hope everyone had a happy Purim, and we wish you a meaningful and restful Shabbos.

 

 

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Thankful Thursday

Mom

  1. Thankful for the fabulous new infusion nurse I had this week!

Estee

  1. For hamentaschen

Dovid

  1. For a good math grade

Chavi

  1. For better weather

Dina

  1. For Oreo cookies

Scott

  1. For Facetimes of Batsheva going bike riding

Thankful Thursday

Mom

  1.  Spending time with my son today

Estee

  1. for my awesome husband and my new tablecloth

Dovid

  1. for color war

Chavi

  1.  For dressing up at school

Dina

  1. for a fun day being dressed up like a nerd (Nerd Day at school)

Scott

  1. for a beautiful card in the mail from Chavi
  2. For my wonderful children and their desire to shoulder more responsibility as they grow and mature into young adults.

Thankful Thursday

Mom

  1. To Leah for taking me to the doctor

Estee

  1. For Fraidy Nadoff’s yummy babka

Chavi

  1. For seeing camp friends this shabbat

Dovid

  1. For making the soccer team

Scott

  1. Fun times in NY Supreme, Commercial Division
  2. Attending Dina’s digital citizenship fair
  3. Playing LOL surprise with Batsheva.
  4. Lunch with mom on Tuesday

Dina

  1. My siblings
  2. My parents
  3. My iPad

 

Thankful Thursday

Chavi

  1. Going to NJ for Shab

Estee

  1. Thankful for lunch with Mom on Monday

Mom

  1. I am super thankful for my wonderful son and daughter-in-law and grandchildren

Dina

  1. Ice cream
  2. Gatcha Life

Dovid

  1. Good hockey season

Scott

  1. trial prep with Jeff.
  2. My wonderful family
  3. Mystery laffy taffy

Thankful Thursday

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Thankful Thursday

Mom:

  1. Thankful for dear friends taking me to my doctor for a checkup
  2. for my wonderful son and daughter in law for helping me in my recuperation
  3. For my fabulous grandchildren

Estee

  1. To Mendi, Marilyn, Bina, Moshe and Tzivia for their hospitality.

Dovid

  1. Thankful for making it to the second round of the playoffs

Chavi

  1. Thankful for new strawberry tea

Dina

  1. For my ipad
  2. Oreos
  3. Yummy Cookies

Scott

  1. For my mom
  2. Learning life wisdom at today’s mediation with JAMS.

 

Thankful Thursday

Yesterday, close friends – the Butler family from Pittsburgh – commemorated the 15th anniversary of the passing of their son, Mikey.  Mikey had CF, and not unlike Mer underwent a lung transplant.  Mikey endured complication after complication with a smile, and lived his life with the Butler family motto: “Day by glorious day.”

If you’ve followed this blog, you’ve probably heard a time or three what the Butler family did for Meredith and us, (and pretty much what they do for everybody in need.   I have it on good authority that they are actively seeking out new life, and new civilizations in the cosmos because the existence of extraterrestrial life would mean that there are more beings in this universe that they can help.

On this Thankful Thursday, I regret that I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Mikey, but am so thankful that his example – and his family’s example – inspired me through Mer’s medical travails and beyond, and reminds me to be thankful not only of each day that I was able to spend with Meredith, but each day that Meredith’s memory still shapes and affects my life.

With that, lets turn to thankful Thursday:

Mom:

  1. Thankful for meeting up with a longtime – who I have no seen in more than four years.
  2. I am thankful for my super-duper D-I-L and son and the times we have together.

Estee:

  1. For my awesome plumber husband

Scott:

  1. For Dolphins

Dovid

  1. Thankful that in a week finals will be over

Chavi

  1. for being signed up for the 30/30 class at Avid Fitness

Dina:

  1. For kinetic sand

Sheva

  1. for being able to wear pajamas to school today (“Paroah in pajamas in the middle of the night!”)