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Thanksgiving 2011, A Day For Me To Truly Celebrate

I have many, many Thanksgiving memories. I remember one Thanksgiving when I was a kid we had 6 inches of snow on the ground which, for the area we lived in, was unusual. I remember one Thanksgiving when I was a teenager and I was allowed to invite my current boyfriend to have Thanksgiving dinner with us. I felt like I was an adult that year, beginning an adult life. Of course that boy was history before Christmas but it was still special. I remember the first time that I actually cooked the Thanksgiving dinner. That year we had about fifteen people over...WOW!! Everybody ate, no one got was all good.

Of course some of my best Thanksgiving memories are the ones with my son. I was fortunate in that I always worked a job where I had a four day weekend for Thanksgiving so we always held that weekend as special for both of us. I always cook the same thing for Thanksgiving, the same thing that my Mom always cooked. It's pretty traditional...turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans (no, not the casserole), rolls and homemade pumpkin pies with Cool Whip. I will be cooking that again this year however, my son will not be here with me. Believe it or not, that is what I am thankful for.

You see, for reasons of illness, my son has been estranged from his father for a good number of years. About a month ago I finally found a phone number for my son to call. He has many brothers and sisters on his father's side of the family and, along with his father, they have embraced my son into the family. As we speak he is on his way from Jersey to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with his father and also his brothers and sisters. It's really a long story between then and now but suffice it to say that I am so thankful that my son was able to reach out to his family and that they embraced him into the family. Family is so important and the family on my side is very small, most of them are gone now. Now my son can know the true meaning of family love. He knows that I love him, now he can know that many people love him as well. So this year I am so very grateful and thankful for now I know that Adam will never be without family.

Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles...Dedicated To The Gypsy That Remains

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Lynn | November 21st 2011 at 1321936136

Happy Thanksgiving!!! to my gal.....much love and I appreciate you always hooking us up at twitter. Be safe...
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles | November 22nd 2011 at 1321948983

Thanks Lynn. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
Ayuni Gifts of the World
Ayuni Gifts of the World | November 22nd 2011 at 1321949810

I know it sounds corny, but that brings a tear to my eye! I am so happy for you that your son has been able to reconcile and will now get to know the rest of his family!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!
Pacesetter | November 22nd 2011 at 1321972201

Lovely~Reunions~Love ~Thank you ♥
Donna's Stuff & More
Donna's Stuff & More | November 22nd 2011 at 1321984811

I am so glad for your son! My husband & his sisters are estranged - I think it is so sad. I've done what I can, but I'm not sure if there will ever be a reconcilliation. Family is so important!
Digital Designs and More
Digital Designs and More | November 23rd 2011 at 1322066190

That is a great blog glad things have worked out so your son can be with his father and brothers and sisters.
BeewitchingItems | November 23rd 2011 at 1322084292

This is so good and I am very happy for your son, I know that he is glad to know about his other family. I like the idea that you cook the same thing every year, I also have to do that. If I change one thing, my boys will call me down on it. The like the tradition to be the same
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles
Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles | November 23rd 2011 at 1322116169

Thank you all so much! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

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