Happy Thanksgiving

When I was 7 years old, we had a typical Thanksgiving with my brother, two sisters, grandmother and my mom. As we sat down to our modest dinner, I noticed my highly-anticipated favorite dessert was not on the table. I started to cry, then wail for my sugary companion. When my stern British grandmother asked, “Why was I making such a fuss?” I presented my case. ” Mom always makes Apple Crisp and she didn’t. She knows it’s my favorite,” I coughed out with deep gasps between each word.

She then looked me directly in the eye and said, “The ‘thanks’ in Thanksgiving is for the food we do have; not for the food we don’t. It is also giving thanks for the company we keep in our lives on this day.”

I am not sure that I exactly knew what she meant at the age of 7, but I have not forgotten her words. For a woman who wasn’t raised with the tradition of Thanksgiving, she knew exactly of its intent.

So on this Thanksgiving holiday, I want to give thanks to those who are a part of Aegis and our extended Aegis family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

One Comment

  1. Shaughnessy McGehee
    Posted November 26, 2012 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Hello Dwayne, You may not remember me… I met you at your house last June. I didn’t even know what Aegis Living was until a couple of days ago when I spoke with Brent on the phone and he mentioned it again so I looked it up. I read some of the things you have written and I plan to get the book. I see you really do understand!!! My Mom has Alzheimer’s Disease and she is living at home with us…. It has only been a couple of years since her diagnosis…… I am looking forward to reading more as I see you have a lot of insight that we can benefit from!!! Thanks you for being so candid and helpful!! S.

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