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Thanksgiving 2011

by on Nov.25, 2011, under Richard Bingle Family

The holiday season, and especially Thanksgiving, can be painful for some and my heart goes out to Chris, Rob, Josh, and Jesse as they struggle thru their first Thanksgiving without Noah.

Despite the terrible tragedy of Noah’s death, we’ve also got quite a bit to be thankful for this year…

We had some pretty serious health scares earlier this year. First with Dad’s “incident”in the emergency room which landed him in ICU for almost a week. But after a couple of weeks in the hospital (including over his 81st birthday) and a few weeks in rehab he’s back home and “as onery as ever”. Mom’s stay in ICU and the hospital later this summer was thankfully much shorter and she too is back home “not resting”.

Ashley continues to enjoy college life and is looking forward to spending a few weeks in January over in England with some fellow Calvin College computer science students volunteering at Operation Mobilization doing some software testing and documentation.

Amber is turning “sweet sixteen” and is doing great in her Florida Virtual School classes!

Alyssa too is doing great in her FLVS classes! She also seems to really enjoy helping Karen teach the pre-school Sunday School class.

We also got to enjoy a long vacation this summer – hiking in the mountains, rafting down a river, zipping over the treetops, exploring a cave, riding horses, watersliding, and seeing family! Hopefully I’ll have some time soon to get a full trip report up on the site.

Happy Thanksgiving!

— Rich

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