I'm not going to enumerate all the things I'm thankful for today. I think our many blessings are obvious. I give thanks every day I wake up to a full house and every night when I go to bed in a house with full beds.
I look around at my little family and feel completed. The journey here was rocky, but worth every bump & bruise.
Today I am sending my love to those whose rocky roads lead some place they didn't mean to go. To those whose journeys haven't ended.
Thanksgiving is a holiday about family. The commercials talk about togetherness and joy. I know too well the feeling of an empty seat at the table, the unwelcome questions about when you're going to get married, have a baby, try again.
To those who are surrounded by well-meaning but misguided family and friends, I send love and prayers for peace.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new. -- Will Carleton
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.