A lot of reasons to give thanks on this special day

Covering a state basketball championship chase by the Lady Buffaloes in previous years. (Photo courtesy of Chelsa Yoder)
Back doing what I love (Photo by Chelsa Yoder)
Back doing what I love (Photo by Chelsa Yoder)

Today is the holiday dedicated for giving thanks and I have a lot of reasons to say “thank you” from events of the past year.

A year ago, on Thanksgiving, I lay in a coma in the intensive care unit of Roanoke Memorial Hospital but Amy tells me that day was when I woke up for a few minutes, said hello to her, knew who she was and talked for a few minutes before lapsing back into unconsciousness.

That, she says, made Thanksgiving 2012 special for her and for me.  We have made the long journey back from those dark, uncertain days a year ago because of the generous help and support of a lot of people and what I owe each of you out there is more than I can ever repay.

Your support, prayers and love were more than I deserved and helped me more fully appreciate life and our community.  I am forever in your debt and it is my hope that I can one day be there for any of you when needed.

Happy Thanksgiving from us.  You made the past year something special.

3 thoughts on “A lot of reasons to give thanks on this special day”

  1. So glad you’re back, Doug. And by the way, take lots of pictures of Preston and Cooper please….Happy Thanksgiving to you and Amy, from all of us.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Doug and Amy! Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and may God continue to Bless you!

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