It saddens😯, my heart and yet in some small place inside of me; I understand . Thanksgiving Day; without the biggest share of the family being together.
It was an unspoken understanding when I was growing up: the entire family would be sitting down together for a family meal. Oh, I know and have heard so many voices speak about why this doesn’t happen anymore .
Businesses are open. Split families, too many places to go, have to work, couldn’t get the day off. Times sure have changed. Maybe, people expect others to understand when this one or that one doesn’t make an appearance .
This doesn’t stop here either . It continues into the Christmas holiday also. Is the word family as important to us today as it used to be?
All I know for sure, is this year, I would give my right arm to have mom, dad, my brother sitting by my side at the Thanksgiving meal. I miss you three. I wish I would have appreciated the little things more back then. I learned too late, but it isn’t too late for you to be thankful for everyone who is taking the time to sit next to you on this special day. Tell them you are so thankful for there presence .