As a young girl I remember getting up early to catch every moment of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (in the days before it played all day long on a selection of cable channels).
Thanksgiving is a day for family. It is slow and easy (well, perhaps not for the chefs…but even that is a team effort!). Football games, everyone in the same room, delicious smells wafting through the house that kept me hungry all day long. If it was cold enough, a fire in the fireplace.
Plus, unlike Jewish holidays (which I also love), Thanksgiving has no restrictions on what we can do or what we can eat.
My sister is expecting her first child. My markers are down and my health continues to improve. We’re busy looking at high schools for my son. My family is spread out now but we will be converging on my parents this Thanksgiving to celebrate together. The only thing missing is John, who’s staying home in trial-prep mode this year. But all in all, an abundance of gratitude, and while I try to be thankful every day, I’m glad we have today as a reminder.