Thanksgiving

I am thankful for healthy children. Not all parents spend thanksgiving gathered around a table. Some gather around a hospital bed and others a grave.

I am thankful for my husband and father of my children. Not all husbands and fathers are with their wives and children, either by choice or because of duty.

I am thankful that I grew up in poverty, as an adult money is never a hindrance to achievement. The difference between need and want are well defined, even to children who have never known need.

I am thankful to live in a country that allows me to gather and worship my God of choice. The whole world should know this freedom, but they don’t.

I am thankful for waking up today, alive and healthy that I may enjoy the life that I’ve been blessed with.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is a best selling YA novel by a known hard hitter on young adult issues.
How can I say how much I loved this book without sounding like i’ll stalk the author. It is a book for young men and women, but mostly guys. So sharp and well written. I loved every character, every comment and especially the bad deed done before the start of the book. Hey, boy books don’t make people cry because they are written not to, but this book is a slap in the face to every supposed boy book out there. It is real and powerful.