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Friday, November 23, 2007

Something to Really Be Thankful For

The following email came from a friend of mine who I am sure wouldn't mind their story being shared, but I am going to change (will be in italics) their names and their business type because I haven't asked their permission to use them. If you don't believe in miracles, this is a true miracle that my friend knows God gave him.

Ronald had a tumor on his right kidney that the doctors said was 85 - 90% sure the tumor was cancer. The kidney was removed and when the tests came back - no cancer. Now you know of a true miracle!

This email is written by Ronald's wife.

When we count the things and people we are thankful for on this Thanksgiving, all of you are at the top of our list. We are so thankful for all of our friends near and far who have prayed for and thought about us over the past few months.

We are also thankful for the outcome of Ronald's health. He is feeling pretty good and not so tired. The left kidney is not functioning as well as hoped and the Drs. think it has some of its own issues. It is only functioning at 20%. That's what it was doing before surgery and it didn't pick up anymore, but hey, we're thankful for that 20% and that there is no cancer because that leaves alot of options open for the future. The Drs. say he could go on 20% for a long time, everyone is different.

As much as Ronald's illness has stressed us out, alot of blessings have come out of it. God has directed us in alot of different directions in 2007 and one of them was for me to get involved in the day to day business of the family business. After being married 26 years and working for Ronald a couple times before, I knew some about it but Ronald had a hard time letting me organize things. He was afraid he wouldn't be able to find anything, but when his illness came up and we didn't know what the future held, we both knew that I had to get in there and learn the business to help take stress off of him and I have done just that.

We have been working great together and alot of changes have and are being made at the family business. Not only did we invest in a computer and a family business program for the computer, we are proud owners of a WEBSITE!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and THANKS FOR GIVING!