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Days 8 - 11

Catching up...

Day 8:  I'm thankful for my dermatologist appointment today.  I had a mole removed 2 weeks ago and got the stitches removed - yay!  Also, got the results and everything is fine with old mole :)

Day 9:  I'm thankful for getting to spend the day with my little brother.  He and I went to tour USCA's campus for a possible college choice for him.  Its crazy that I graduated from there 7 years ago, but I'm so glad he decided to visit my alma mater.  Not sure where he will end up, but I'm a proud big sis :)

Day 10:  I'm thankful for my bestest friend Brandy.  As always, she came to the rescue to let the pups out for me while I was gone for most of the day.  Its great to have a friend that you can always rely on, whether its letting the pups out or just letting me vent when I need it.  She's my partner in crime and I can't imagine what I'd do without her.

Day 11:  I'm thankful for my little sisters.  Today my oldest little sis, Corinne, turns 16 - how time flies! And Callie will be 11 in a few weeks!  Love you two so much - I'm so proud of both of you!

And of course, I'm thankful for our veterans.  The men and women that served (and currently serve) our country are my heroes. Their strength and bravery are like no others and I'm honored that they fight for our freedom!

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I never thought about losing a parent before.  As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older.  But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life.  What a scary thought.  It definitely got me thinking.

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