The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2

Today is Thanksgiving Day and it has started out in true Alzheimer’s form! I am slowly trying to work through the fog of confusion that clouds my brain. I’ve started on my daily routine which brings a comforting sense of order to my day. The simple task of checking off the morning items of my daily checklist reminds me I still function pretty independently and for that I am truly thankful.

This is the first Thanksgiving without any of our children being with us at the Hornback Homestead. As I sip my morning coffee and read from the Psalms, I am reminded of the many blessing I have to be thankful for on this special day: a faithfully loving wife, family, friends, faith, freedom, fitness, four four-legged faithful companions, fun activities to fill my days, and a forever faithful Heavenly Father. Perhaps the greatest of these is my faith in our Heavenly Father. Today’s passage from the Psalms sums up my feelings pretty succinctly. My God is my rock, my deliverer, my refuge, my shield, my salvation, and my stronghold. Without Him in my life, for what could I be truly thankful?

If you are struggling with Alzheimer’s or dementia on this Thanksgiving Day, think about your Heavenly Father and make a list of all the blessings He has bestowed in your life. I’m sure you can name quite a few if you focus on the task. Then thank Him for all the blessings you’ve listed.

Remember, He loves you dearly. He wants to be your rock, your deliverer, your refuge, your shield, your salvation, and your stronghold forever. Give Him thanks today!

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