Best Thanksgiving ever
Nov. 30, 2012 6:54 pm
Updated: May 3, 2013 6:06 am
One of the activities for November is to write a blog about the Best Thanksgiving Ever. I've waited to the last possible moment to write this. I really had to take the time to think about this. For the past 10 years holidays have been celebrated with just
myself, my husband and my daughter. I grew up in a family that always had 20-25 people sitting around the table. I am still not quite used to it just being the three of us. I have a hard time with trying to make the holidays special, it just feels pointless
to go through all the trouble for just us. I know that's not fair to my daughter and I really do try my best to keep a light and fun attitude. I go through the "motions" and decorate and cook even though I struggle with making too much food.
I asked my husband what he was thankful for on Thanksgiving. He didn't even skip a beat when he said "I am thankful for my family". Erg. I rolled my eyes. Really? How lame. I asked him to explain it more. He said again he was thankful for his family and
that we have our health. I really thought about that. In the past year I have had 2 uncles die, one from throat cancer. One of the reasons that we have celebrated alone the last 10 years is because I've lost 9 relatives, almost all of them from health issues
and a couple from horrific accidents. My family pretty much fell to separate ways after these loses. My husband has no family. He really made me think and I came to realize that something as simple as "our health" really is a significant thing to be thankful
Perhaps this Thanksgiving, that I was originally thinking was lonely and sad because we have no family to share it with.. is the best Thanksgiving ever because I found a reason to be really Thankful!