Five Years of Gratitude

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Five Years of Gratitude

It has been five years of gratitude since my husband Larry’s heart attack and subsequent full recovery. I have a need to honor the anniversary each year by writing about it, the most dramatic piece being about the trauma itself – which you can read about here.

Both of us have learned so much about gratitude – for our family, friends, and the ins and outs of our daily life together. There is hardly a day that passes without one of us remarking to the other how lucky we have been these past five years.

Today will be so special for us and will include a visit to our local fire station. It was the men and women of Station 8 here in Mission Hills who saved Larry’s life. All of “our” original team have moved on to other stations, but we consider all the heroes of Station 8 to be folks whose courage we acknowledge on a regular basis.

So, I will shed a tear or two and share many hugs with my sweet husband and the brave firefighters who save people like Larry almost every day. It has, indeed, been five precious years of gratitude and thankfulness.

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18 Responses to Five Years of Gratitude

  1. Suzanne February 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Liz it’s another happy anniversary and I couldn’t be happier for you and Larry. I think it’s so important to mark this day every year and remember the miracle that took place. All the best to both of you, continued health and happiness.

    • Liz February 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks, Suzanne, we are celebrating tonight instead of Valentine’s-

  2. Toni February 11, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    I too remember that day and am grateful for the crew, we love having you both as neighbors.

    • Liz February 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

      I remember you running up and asking me what was wrong, Toni – xo

  3. Wendy Read February 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    How fantastic Liz! I can’t believe it has been 5 years, oh how fast the time does go. Fabulous photo of Larry and I am wishing you many, many more precious years together. XOXO

    • Liz February 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

      Thanks, dear Wendy, I didn’t realize how wrung out I feel now, so we will go out tomorrow to celebrate. xo

  4. Jayne February 11, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    Wow 5 years! Lots of love to you and lots more happy years for you both together. xxx

    • Liz February 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

      We are happy today, Jayne, and wishing you snow in New England.

  5. Beth (OMG! Yummy) February 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    I so love that you post about this – it’s lovely, heartwarming, and wonderful. Happy 5 years to you and Larry.

    • Liz February 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

      Beth, perhaps 2016 is the year we can finally meet.

  6. susan / the wimpy vegetarian February 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm #

    You are both such special people to Myles and me, and you are both so lucky to have each other to love every day.

    • Liz February 12, 2016 at 7:12 am #

      Thanks, Susan, we hope to see you both this year –

  7. Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought February 12, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    I am so happy for the both of you! Congratulations.

    • Liz February 12, 2016 at 10:47 am #

      Thanks and I loved your mango post with the Seville orange sauce –

  8. Stephanie Weaver, MPH February 14, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    Such a great photo of Larry and it’s so wonderful to have a gratitude anniversary. Hope you are recovering well from your hand surgery.

    • Liz February 14, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

      Thanks – recovering OK but missing my dominant hand for at least 4-5 more weeks.

  9. Lisa @ The California Table March 12, 2016 at 7:07 am #

    Sounds like a special way to honor both Larry’s life and the love you have together!

    • Liz March 12, 2016 at 7:33 am #

      Thanks, Lisa – I love your blog’s new name – a keeper!

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