Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Aaah... Joseph.

Well, for those readers who don't know: Joseph is my 16 year old brother and he had a car accident on November 30th, the Sunday following Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the details are (and I'm afraid will always be) etched in my memory. To make a long story short, I will let the pictures do the talking and will simply say that I am very very very thankful that he is still with us in person with only two broken arms as lasting effects of the crash. I sat down in church this last Sunday and as I gathered my thoughts over the last week, my foremost prayer was one of thanksgiving for the gift of my brother and life. But as I started to pray, I was suddenly struck by how inadequate my prayer seemed. How does one express appropriate gratitude for such a tremendous gift? I can only say that this incident has brought a new awareness to my day-to-day thoughts and life suddenly has a silver lining. Perspective is vital and I have certainly found a new one this week. So, here's to the TRUEST Thanksgiving that I have ever known.