This time last year… My family was grappling with the realization we would probably lose one of our own. Hospice had been mentioned more than once in regards to my Uncle John. Unbeknownst to us, in a matter of 48 hours after Thanksgiving he would be in-patient hospice. A year later and we are still dealing with the loss. Last Thanksgiving was bittersweet and I suspect this one will be as well.
Despite the undertones of sorrow, I am looking forward to time with family, amazingly delicious foods we’ll eat in abundance, laughter, and the sad quiet moments that are sure to come. I can already feel the warmth of a home filled with love, keeping out the cold of this gray November day. While I may not see the entire family- the cousins all sort of branch out into their own groups, I know that we all have a lot to be thankful for.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving people.
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Satya Murthy from Flickr Creative Commons