Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Besides all of the amazing food that I can stuff my belly with, I am surrounded by the people that I love most. Each year our family joins together and spends the day and mealtime laughing, reminiscing and just loving each other’s company.
We tell the same old stories that I’ve heard every year since growing up and listen to the new stories told by the children, from their viewpoint. With the exception of my (just turned teenage) niece, the other kids are now young adults and will soon be making memories of their own.
Since my daughter will become an adult on her next birthday, this year has been particularly emotional and the holidays will have special meaning. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not expecting Beloved to pack her bags and leave the moment she’s 18, that won’t happen, but the truth of the matter is that legally, if she wanted to, she could. And that my friends, makes this the last Thanksgiving (and soon to be Christmas) dinner, that I will have my daughter at the table as a “kid”.
While this thought breaks my heart, it also serves as a reminder of all of my blessings. Please remember to enjoy your family on this special holiday; yes even crazy Aunt Nutty!
I’M THANKFUL FOR:
A caring husband that never lets a day go by without telling me he loves me
Readers that visit my blog because they want to
The relationship between my only daughter and her Dad
My extended family that lives close by
The person that dropped off Tukker the Wonder Dog at the humane society so I could find him
Great authors that became great friends along the way
Just Plane Dad’s great job that provides for our family
Those soldiers that protect my family’s freedom every day
The blessings that God have given throughout my days!
What are you thankful for? How have you been blessed this year?
Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad