Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

So today, beyond giving thanks for my family, friends and a long overdue upcoming move, I am thankful for a responsive congressman.

Before the elections, I wrote to Congressman Brad Ellsworth about supporting free elections in El Salvador.

I actually got a written response and a conversation request from a member of his legislative staff:

Dear [Aighmeigh],

My name is Zach Pfister, and I work on Congressman Ellsworth's legislative staff. We recently received your e-mail regarding free elections in El Salvador, and Congressman Ellsworth has asked me to conta
ct you discuss this issue in greater detail...

Ok, what???

I am seriously excited and seriously thankful and a Congressperson would take the time to do this.

So yes, I'm thankful for a lot of things today. Even though I know there is much tension about the roots of the holiday, this year I just want to be thankful for life and the many blessings I've been given.


Steve Cotton said...

Of course, there should be very little tension about the roots of the Thanksgiving holiday. Those roots are fully grounded in being thankful to God for his grace and for sharing that same love for those we encounter. And, when we fall short of that goal, to be reminded that is why it is called grace. I hope you have a very gracious day.

aighmeigh said...

you are so right, Steve! and thank you, it was a wonderful weekend spent with much loved and much missed family. i hope yours was wonderful as well :)

Kristen said...

That is so cool! It's the little things, isn't it?

aighmeigh said...

It was a good conversation... and I passed on some info. Don't know if it really did any good or not, but it felt good to be heard!