A Few Thanksgiving Thoughts

by GettingFreedom on November 30, 2011

I hope you and your family had a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving holiday full of memories.  Thanksgiving is one of those times where I truly realize just how blessed we are–not only as a nation, but as a community, a family, and as individuals.  I wish I didn’t take it for granted, but the reality is that I do.

Thanksgiving went exactly as I had envisioned it, which is a definite plus since it was my first ever!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all the tips over on Facebook.  A rigid plan, and doing as much in advance is definitely the way to go for any family gathering!  The only thing that I would change–remember to take a picture a the gorgeous roasted turkey before it’s carved, and a picture of the entire spread on the table. {I’m terrible at this whole taking picture thing.  And I call myself a blogger? Geesh. ;) }

We all indulged on loads of food–and enjoyed each other’s company immensely.

I have to admit, that although this Thanksgiving was one of the best {that might be in part because we were able to stay home!}–it was also one of the worst.

It’s hit me like a ton of bricks that my family is smaller this year.  That the person who played an integral part in who I am today, is no longer a person with whom I am able to create new memories with. I spent many years running away from my mother and ignoring her words–and today, I long for them. And those of my Dad’s as well.

{sigh}

Cherish Every Last Moment.  You won’t be sorry for it. You’ll only regret not doing it.

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