Taking a Moment to Be Grateful

I know Thanksgiving was last week, but I feel the need to take a moment to express gratitude for something most precious to me. The Monday before Thanksgiving, my wife collapsed in a puddle of her own blood in our house. Thankfully, I was at home working, so I was able to run to her, call 911, and go with her to the hospital where she received prompt treatment. A doctor performed surgery on her to stop the bleeding, and she was sent home that same day. In the days after, she has been tired and had a headache, but she’s definitely on the mend.

I’m grateful for many things as a result of this situation:

  • The paramedics, hospital staff, and doctor who took care of my wife
  • Modern medicine, in general
  • My parents-in-law for watching our kids during this ordeal
  • My employer for letting me take time off on a moment’s notice
  • My brothers, sisters, and parents for texting me kind words and advice throughout the day
  • God for enabling me to be home and in a position to help my wife when she needed it most

And, of course, I am grateful for my wife pulling through. She’s pretty tough, and I’m so happy she’s still alive. Seeing her fallen on the floor, drenched in blood, and drifting in and out of consciousness while I was talking to the 911 dispatcher was enough to get my adrenaline pumping and allow me to see her through a new pair of eyes. I guess I needed a reminder of how precious life is, and how suddenly it can look like it’s about to end. I’ll do my best to live my life filled with gratitude for every good thing that happens to me and every painful thing that helps me to grow. I’m thankful for this experience, which has helped me to appreciate my wife’s life even more.

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and that you have a lot to be thankful for, as well. Thank you for all of your thoughtful comments through the years and other expressions of kindness.

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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3 Responses to Taking a Moment to Be Grateful

  1. Hope she gets better soon, take care of her and yourself too, and let’s be thankful we’re all still here…

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  2. Pingback: The Best and Worst of Times | Deja Reviewer

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