Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate. For years and years, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.
Christmas is okay but… it comes with so many other obligations and pressures that sometimes it’s hard to enjoy. Easter is my favorite religious holiday. The church music at that time of year is top ten.
For me, Thanksgiving is just a quiet holiday. There isn’t a lot of pressure. There aren’t a lot of expectations. No gifts are involved. No cards are involved. No wrapping is involved. All you have to do is make some food and possibly clean the house if you’re the host of a get-together. It is so much easier to enjoy.
…and that’s what I’m hoping I’m doing as you read this.
The Kramer kids, my kids are all starting to arrive. Some arrived last night. The food is coming in the door. The whole house is starting to get loud with kids and dogs and adults and timers going off. It’s a hustle and bustle but a good kind.
For years and years, I dreamed of days like this. A house filled with family that loved each other and tolerated each others’ differences.
We are so blessed to not have back behind-the-scenes squabbles. The kids adult and littles truly get along.
Sad news for all of us…
We are missing a few of the families this Thanksgiving. Kelli’s family is home sick with the flu. At one point on Tuesday, all three of her kids had puked.
We are missing Kayla and her family. Jasper is home sick with RSV.
It makes for a much quieter house today but we’re all okay…ready to be overeating soon. I’m sure some Ticket to Ride will be played.
I think Buck and the kids are staying most of the weekend which means Kalissa and the crew will likely be here much of that time too. The kids love cousin time and we try to make sure it happens when Buck is home.
Where ever you are this Thanksgiving, alone or with family, I hope you have a wonderful day and are able to take a moment to reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for.