What a mother is thankful for -
I am thankful that my son is ensconced a fine Israeli college.
I am thankful that his college is not in the south of Israel, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
I am thankful that my son was not riding a bus in Tel Aviv.
I am thankful that at this time, my son is safe from thousands of falling rockets that Hamas sends into Israel from Gaza.
I am thankful when my son answers his phone; I can take a break from worrying if he is in danger.
I am thankful that the young Israeli soldiers who are stationed on the border of Gaza have not yet been ordered to commence a land invasion.
I am thankful that Israelis invented the Iron Dome to meet enemy missiles in midair and halt their trajectory towards Israeli houses, school and hospitals.
I am deeply thankful for Israeli cousins and friends who look out for my son, invite him to meals and offer him support.
I am thankful for friends and family in America who write, call and ask how my son is doing in Israel while we all watch the terrible news from the region.
Every day for 22 years I am thankful for my beautiful children: their health, their happiness and their successes. I am thankful for my husband even more after 24 years. Thanksgiving is simply one more day when I celebrate how thankful (and very blessed) I truly am.
Happy Thanksgiving to my loving readers, my friends and family who each week support NInja Mom with care and thought. May you all have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving.
11/21 – 10AM – A Cease Fire has just been declared.