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What are you thankful for?

"What are you thankful for?"

Please note that the following represent each family's individual experiences and beliefs. Every family is different, and the needs and feelings of the children involved will be unique. We encourage you to seek professional advice if you have concerns or questions with regard to these issues.

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When I first saw the question, “What are you thankful for?”,my answer was immediate. I am thankful for my family and especially my children. And then today as I was walking through the mall, I noticed a mother with her young child sleeping on her lap. As I walked past her I saw her kiss her child on the head, she looked up at me and smiled. This was no ordinary smile; it was a smile that I had seen before. This smile was the same smile that my wife has used when she kisses one of our children as they sleep. A smile that only a mother could have. As I continued down the mall, I knew what I am truly thankful for.

I am thankful for my family and especially my children….


I am thankful for the smiles of my children, for the feel of their arms strangling my neck, for the trust I see in their eyes, for the peace I see in their faces when they sleep, for the joy in their faces when they play in fresh snow, for the simple fact that they are alive.

I am thankful for the love our family shares and the love we share with friends.I am thankful that I can stop and take a deep breath now and then and savour the beauty that surrounds me and keeps me sane!!


I am thankful for my family. I am thankful that God has given us the opportunity to have our son, Jeskan, with us for almost 12 years now even though it looked many times that we would never make it this far.

I am thankful that God give doctors the knowledge and gifts of healing. May God bless.


I am thankful for a God who cares about all we go through. Having a child with chd is not easy, especially when the doctor shave no idea as to what type of treatment they should give, outside of a heart and lung transplant. God has always been there for us. He will continue to be there too.


I am thankful for having 45days with my beautiful little angel, and I am thankful for having a very healthy two year old.


I want to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I am so thankful for so many things. I am thankful for my two beautiful children and the wonderful blessings they have brought into our lives. I am thankful for my good husband, who is always so supportive, loving and helpful. He works so hard to make sure I can stay home and takes care of us so well.

I am thankful for my Mother who has always jumped right in and helped out when we need her, and even when we thought we didn't. I am thankful that my Dad is still here with us after spending 2 months in the hospital last November and December.

I am thankful for Marcus' surgeons, doctors and nurses for giving him such good care. This may come as a surprise, but I am thankful for Marcus heart, because if it was not as strong as it is, my little guy would not be here.

I am thankful for our church and gospel, and the many, many friends we have made there. I am thankful for the groups of people who have prayed for Marcus and our family, even when we had never met in person. I am thankful for the PDHeart and HLHS lists and the support I have received there - you guys are just great.

It is our hope that everyone has a great day, whether it just be Thursday or Thanksgiving.


I am thankful for my children, all three of them. I am so thankful for the four years, three months and seventeen days Mitchell was here with us. I'm thankful we treated him as a normal child, letting him have as many experiences as we could. I'm thankful for each one of my memories of our wonderful life together, and for each time he said " I love you", or " just one more kiss and hug Mommy" at bedtime, even though my patience was shot. Most of all, I'm thankful for his life. The experience of "Mitchell" has blessed my life forever.


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