Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

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.



The Blatchford Family said...

Well written Trish!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

JamieW said...

This is a beautiful post. Happy Thanksgiving!

C said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jenn said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy said...

What a beautiful post!

PurpleDogMommy said...

Happy T-Day, Trish, may we all have many many more to celebrate, yet.

Azaera said...

Happy thanksgiving. Mine was last month, but I share your sentiment.