Happy Thanksgiving

What is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is warmth.

Thanksgiving is family.

Thanksgiving is slicing into Memere’s buttery turkey and steeling an extra peanut butter candy when mom isn’t looking (did I just say that out loud???)

Thanksgiving is “remember when?” and “let’s slow down, we have time” and “who made that most amazing pumpkin pie?”

Thanksgiving is carrying the memories of last year’s Thanksgiving in our hearts, while cherishing today’s as next year’s memory.

Thanksgiving is “are you sure that’s how you carve a turkey?” and “everyone grab their plates!”

Thanksgiving is making plans for Black Friday shopping, the second best holiday of the year. 😉

Thanksgiving is love.  Thanksgiving is remembering all of the many things that we’re thankful for.

Life. Family.  The very breath we breathe.

I cherish Thanksgiving.  Realizing that every day should be filled with thanks for all that we have, I am in love with the one holiday that emphasizes this.

My family has been through a lot in the past several years, with my Memere passing away to cancer.  And then my beautiful cousin who so cherished life, passing to colon cancer after an incredibly brave fight.  And then my brother, a correctional officer, getting assaulted and narrowly escaping the grips of death by God’s grace.

It’s been a rough several years.  An emotional several years.  But my family is strong.  Our faith is even stronger.  And sitting around the table on Thursday, eating an elegant feast put on by mom, I realized more and more how much we have to be thankful for.  God is good.

I wish you all the most wonderful of Thanksgivings!


2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. What a beautiful post. You really are a brilliant writer. My condolences go out to you and your family. Despite the past, it sounds like you’ve carried on with a positive attitude. It’s all about living in the moment and appreciating what you’ve got, right? Thanks for the lovely reminder, and Happy (belated) Thanksgiving. 🙂

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