I know this is a little late, however its never too late to be thankful when you have so much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving in the Bains household is usually a combination of great food, better company and a bit of Chaos! (perhaps an understatement).
This summer, we had some additional news that has brought our family even a little bit closer! For people who know the Bains, this seems almost impossible! But it’s true. My Father in law, the gentle, giving, spiritual, calm man was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that can’t be slowed or cured.
We live in the same household. Be sure to read my Bio as I explain the dynamics of our living situation, the big Beautiful extended family. About.
He has been my number one cheerleader, always giving me words of encouragement and support to get through my own cancer journey. How do I help a man who has been my pillar of strength? He is Brave, I don’t need to tell him.
How much F*&^%#$ Cancer can one family endure? My kids and my nephews trying to deal with all this! How do we do it? Well, one day at a time and always looking at all the things we have to be thankful for.
While taking a stroll in Greys Park, Anaiya, my youngest had a great idea! She collected some beautiful fall leaves and suggested we go home and glue them to a blank card and everyone in our family can write what he or she is thankful for. What a great idea from a 7 year old! So during the chaos, Sunum and Anaiya, and all of my 9 nieces and nephews wrote what they were thankful for. We sat outside around the fire pit and each child and adult shared what they were grateful for. Everything was beautifully written! All the adults were moved and a bit surprised that their kids had written these.
We got through this thanksgiving without additional chaos and not focusing on minor details such as what type of table-cloth, center pieces or matching napkins we should use! Who gives a F*&^ ! Lets focus on what really matters: the love, the food that was prepared with love and the people I love: The Beautiful who inspire me everyday!