Seven years ago, my son Peter was born the day after Thanksgiving. He was four months premature – born just about as early as a baby can be and have any chance to survive. Even so, the doctors estimated that Peter had about a 1 in 10 chance to survive birth. Not only did he survive, but by the grace of God he thrived and is the most awesome little boy in the whole world – the perfect little boy for my wife and me. Technically, it is Sunday when we’ll be celebrating Peter’s seventh birthday, but in my mind his birth is always connected to Black Friday and to Thanksgiving. Every Thanksgiving I have an amazing reminder of everything I have to be thankful for.
Peter loves Paw Patrol, so, even though pixel art has never really been my thing, I built this, a 67 block tall portrait of Chase the police dog, for his birthday. I also want to wish everyone out there a wonderful Thanksgiving.