Usually, the Lady and I have Thanksgiving at our home and bring in her parents and brother and sister and any family they might have with them. However, this past few months, all of our kids have been married and our daughter, whom I call Lafawnda on this blog, and her husband, Flash, are hosting our Thanksgiving in San Diego! This gives them a chance to show us their new apartment:
Now we are getting down to the reality for me of what Thanksgiving always brings to my heart as a blessing: family itself!
It isn't always happy. When I called my mother today, she had to give me the news that her brother had a massive stroke yesterday and that it doesn't look good. When you embrace family, you embrace tragedy and loss right along with joy.
The Lady F called her mother in Napa, where she and the Lady F's siblings will have Thanksgiving dinner:
Meanwhile, Lafawnda and Flash used Skype to give holiday wishes to Flash's mom back in the Bay Area:
Then it was time for a nice walk before the sun went down and it was dinner time:
Yes, this is what I'm thankful for this day, people in my family to share life's journey. What is blessing your day, regardless of where on this blue-green ball you live, whatever your traditions?