Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite Holidays. I love the traditions. I love pie. I love carbs. I love that there is no religion behind it. I just love it.
I love that I spend the first half of the day with my dads family. I love that we watch football and eat dinner at halftime. I love that my cousins and I drink together and there are lots of giggles and laughs.
I love that my mom invites lots of friends over, both past and present and anyone that has already eaten or doesn’t have a place to go is welcome at her house.
This year has been tough for me and for my family. Especially my dad for obvious reasons. All year I kept saying “I cant wait til Thanksgiving because dad will be better.” Well here we are just a couple of weeks away from Thanksgiving and dad is not better. He has had a really rough few months and though he is on the upswing. I know this year is different. I know this picture of us that was taken just one year ago is far from where he is now….
I am so thrilled with how far he has come in the past few months. There was a time in early August where I did not think he would make it through the night and now each passing day I am so thankful that I still have my dad.
This year is different. This year I feel as though I truly have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for your thoughts and prayers for my family and I. I am thankful for my friends and their love and support. I am thankful for my mom and how much I can lean on her. I am thankful for my extended family. I am thankful most of all that my dad will be sitting on that couch with me Thanksgiving Day, cheering on the Cowboys, telling me to slow down on the wine, and fighting over the rolls.
This year is different.