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Thanksgiving day 2014. Earlier today I wrote about how different it was going to be from all the many past years. And how disappointed I was because there would only be 3 extra at our table.
Oh how wrong I was! In addition to Shane’s sweet Aunt and Uncle, who we always enjoy, we were blessed to have a delightful young man join us this year. One who has been through much pain in his 17 years. And who is now, for the most part, through sad, unfortunate circumstances, is alone in the world.
We had met this young man a few years ago, but did not remember him. We were reintroduced to him today.
Today, he gave us a gift. The gift of laughter and fun. At times, because of the noise level, I would have guessed that there were well more than 5 kids between the ages of 8 and 18 sitting in various places throughout the day. Playing different games, throwing the football and just being kids.
I imagine he’d say we gave. And we did. But we received so much in return. Our home was a little less lonely today because this young man was with us and I am so very thankful that he was able to give himself to us today.