Waking up this morning, a few days away from celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, (you know that one “true” family holiday [in my opinion] that gets lost between Halloween and Christmas), I woke with a smile. 🙂
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. And not because it is the “official kick off” to the Christmas season as the main stream media would like us all to buy into (I would like to know who that “official” was or is so I can slap them upside his/her head), it’s because the day is about celebrating family. No religious overtones, no giving gifts, no dressing up in costumes (though that is one of the more fun things as an adult we get to do on Halloween!), and no searching for eggs that some mysterious bunny leaves lying around. (Really? Bunnies and eggs?)
I am looking forward to spending time and sharing a meal with my two children. As they grow up and find their own way through life, I want them to know that they can always come home to share a meal as a family. We also do that outside of this holiday, but there is a little more effort in getting together because this holiday is celebrated but once a year and they are running in two different directions. My daughter is now a junior in college and my son is a junior in high school. They are discovering the world on their own terms and I couldn’t be prouder.
One day, in the not so distant future, they will have families of their own (if they choose to), and start their own traditions and celebrate (or not) holidays as they choose. For now though, I will cherish the limited time that I have with them as each of us travels down our own path of life. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it is about family. To those of you that continue to read my blog, you are part of my extended family, thank you for your support and encouragement. I wish you a fun and safe holiday filled with family and laughter.
Happy Thanksgiving to All! And to All a good nap! (Gotta love the after effects of a good turkey meal!) 😉
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