It’s that time of year. A time for reflection and Thanksgiving. If you check out my YouTube channel or Instagram, you’ll notice that I’ve been busy baking sugar cookies. I used a maple leaf and acorn cookie cutter, and I just finished cleaning up the kitchen. The house smells so good right now. Mmmm…
I came into my office to write but decided to checkout my FB site first. For those of you who know me, you “get” how much I love Christmas. I watch Christmas movies throughout the year whenever I need a cheer-me-up! I have my Christmas shopping and Christmas cards usually done by September (I’m late this year, but my deadline for this is Nov. 15th). I love to wrap gifts, decorate, and have my grandkids over to help me! It’s just a magical time, and I can’t get enough of it.
Not to mention, in the mitten state, we usually have snow! I was born in January, which makes me a winter snow-baby! Remember the snow-babies? I need to start collecting them, don’t I? Lol
Here’s a photo:
Not to mention the sledding, snow-ball fights, and making snow-angels! Then it’s inside for hot cocoa, with lots of mini-marshmallows!
Anyway, I had a light-bulb moment while conversing with cuzzo. I realized that I’ve pretty much skipped over Thanksgiving ever since my sister passed. It’s just not the same for me. It held such a special place in my heart “with her”, that it’s hard for me to face that day. I have no happiness springing fourth for that particular holiday anymore. How sad. I never gave it much thought until now.
My brother cooks Thanksgiving dinner nowadays and we all go to his house, watch football, visit, and eat the yummiest Thanksgiving meal. I appreciate this new tradition that he established. But, as for me? It will never be the same. I decorate for Fall, and I start organizing for Christmas. I give thanks to the Lord all year-long, but every Thanksgiving my heart still breaks for my best friend, and Thanksgiving feels a bit like a reckoning. Hopefully this year it will be different.
I think I might get Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, a bottle of my sister’s favorite chardonnay, some tissues and throw myself a new Thanksgiving tradition.
God bless each and every one of you! I hope you have a beautiful day. (Don’t forget to drop me a comment about your favorite holiday traditions!) 😀