Flying High

It’s been too long since I spent Thanksgiving day with my family and it isn’t the same when you aren’t in some of their company.  Living in a different state doesn’t help especially that I don’t handle the cold well any more.  My breathing problems escalate and I feel like a burden to my sons but this year my heart begged me to at least try to and maybe the weather will be bearable.  I know once I see my wonderful son and his family I will feel the love I have missed.

Within this short visit my son Terry will be driving in to see me and so will my sister and brother with their respective spouses.  So at least I will see some of my family.  If it weren’t for Black Friday the rest of my  family would probably be here too, but I am thankful for the ones that can make it.

In past years  I hosted the feast on Thanksgiving and I still miss the hustle and bustle of getting it all together.  If I may pat myself on the back, I did do a great job with the cooking and serving.  My nieces always helped with the clean up and hand washing of the dishes. Gee, those were the days and I sure do miss them.  But now I get to enjoy my son preparing a feast along with his wife for me and fourteen others.  It is going to be a fun time and I am so very excited.  Happy Thanksgiving day to all of you.

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I am Amazed

Even at this stage of my life I still find my self upset and hurt that the ones you hold dear to your heart aren’t the first ones to reach out with a phone call a letter or if possible a visit.  Once you have told them of your impending tests or rules with the dates how do they not remember?  I have always managed to remember on my own but still notate it on my calendar.  Today, with all the fancy technology they use (maybe there isn’t a reminder app) to prompt them.  Yet,  I hear it time and again from others how we are forgotten, but remembered quickly if we pretend to forget them.  Because, I don’t believe a parent could ever forget that their child (although grown up) might need a pat on the back or some old-fashioned medical or other tips to help them through their colds, problems,, etc.  We do have big shoulders and warm hearts.

How is it that we have progressed to this lack of communication and indifference to not remember our loved ones near and far? Is it the age of selfishness or just plain I don’t care or I don’t have the time?  Have we forgotten how to be loving and caring 365 days a year and not only be remembered by casual friends?   If in fact this is the way it will continue, I will no longer be amazed but dismayed and heartbroken.

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