I am thankful for my second child, my son Eli. A senior in high school, he stands at the beginning of a new chapter for his life and mine. He was born only 10 months after my father-in-law passed and he was in many ways a symbol of hope of our family moving out of grief. His sense of humor has kept us laughing most of his life, and has probably prevented him from getting in trouble many times when he should have. He brings "fun" into our house. He comforts me when I am down and makes me laugh to lighten the load. I am thankful for him.