Giving Thanks

First, Happy Thanksgiving! I truly hope you know there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. Please read to the end and I think you might find it’s really true. 

In 2017 (statistically) there were 2,892 traffic fatalities in Florida – if your reading this then you were (obviously) not one of them. But keeping those statistics in mind, imagine 2018 statistics so far and think about how today so many people are spending their first Thanksgiving without their mom, dad, son, daughter, sister, brother, cousin, best friend, etc…  

I have had my struggles along life’s path and have sat BROKEN AND ALONE several times trying to muster up something I was thankful for, I believe we all have – But I am so glad I just kept on going in search of a better  season and there is always some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. If you are struggling right now I am so sorry for you… I wish I could fix everyone’s struggle… But I cant. 

I happen to personally know a woman who’s daughter came up missing at the age of 15 back in 2001 and is STILL missing – I just can’t imagine that 💔 – and if we take a look at the statistics on missing children we would see she is not alone.  There are over 464K children missing in our country right now… I feel so bad for her as I Am sure that is a daily struggle… 

Additionally, I know a man who was in an auto accident and paralyzed from the waist down – he is just so precious to his family and friends – I am sure they are just thankful he is still alive. He was the one who took the time to teach me how to ride my Harley Davidson several years ago

Another very dear friend of mine who lost her husband to suicide two days before Christmas a couple years ago (It was their anniversary) 💔 He was the first to ever take to the open road with me when I learned to ride my Harley Davidson – I assume it gets easier each year as Christmas approaches but still… I bet it never goes away… 

These are just a drop in the bucket to the many struggles people are facing today, and I’m just thankful, especially, today for all the little details in my life. I’ve lost a sister and my mother among many other family members and I know how it is to face my first’s without them – I do believe everyone has faced struggles, but to simply be alive is a HUGE blessing. I am thankful for what Jesus did on that cross – I would surely be dead without him. 

Published by Rachel Beckner

Wife, Mother, Grandma and that is best ever!!!!

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