This year is going to be a bit different. My baby sister has recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and unfortunately she has had a major episode this week and is in the hospital to try and nip it in the butt. My dad is up in Lansing with her so my usual partners in crime for the Turkey Trot are out of commission. My legs are stir crazy so I will probably get a short run in around the hood. We'll go to my aunts like usual but KT and dad won't be there. Then later we will drive up to Lansing to see them and take dad some food. Moms upset because she couldn't go yesterday due to prior commitments and she would rather be there. I was all excited to try out a cute Pumkin Pie recipe where you put crust leaves on top but she was so stir crazy she did most the work for me. Everyone is just a little on edge worrying about KT.
I guess the point of sharing all this is to state that this whole year I have been very thankful for my health and my body. This has been a trend at my weekly yoga sessions and throughout the year. I am just so grateful that my body allows me to pursue the things I love most. I need to remember not to take my health for granted. My sister has spent the last year trying to figure out what is wrong with her stomach. I am glad they finally know but scared at the same time. Crohn's doesn't have a cure and I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to be in her shoes right now.
So on my short run this morning I will think of my sister and of friends who can't be out enjoying a run, and I will be grateful that I am blessed right now and can.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful day with your families.