I had not written a personal post here in several days, so I thought I would take today to tell you all about my favorite Thanksgiving memory from over the past 24 years of my life. Here’s a hint: I love my family.
My Favorite Thanksgiving Memory
I must admit something. I have difficulty separating the memories in my mind out based on specific holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmases past blur together. However, that’s not a bad thing. I think it’s just because as a child the two seemed so similar to me. For both holidays, we went to my grandma’s house and enjoyed her good cooking as one big family. Granted, one involved exchanging gifts and the additional decorations. However, the gifts were certainly not what made the holidays for me. It was the food, love, and family.
Perhaps, it’s unfair for me to title this post my favorite Thanksgiving memory since I don’t have a specific memory to recall. However, I think this just goes to show how much I truly love my family. Whenever I think of Thanksgiving or Christmas, I instantly see myself as a young child at my grandparents’ home. I am surrounded my cousins (who I still love and look forward to seeing) and my father’s siblings. I remember how good grandma’s food was… nobody can cook like her. I see the groupings of people around the house, enjoying each other’s company.
My favorite Thanksgiving memory is just the sense of family and love I was able to get every holiday season. I still like Thanksgiving (and Christmas). However, the holidays certainly make me miss my grandma (and now dad) more. This marks the last of the firsts without dad. So, here’s to hoping it’s another good Thanksgiving for me and my readers…
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my new teaching position, good health, good food, and my fabulous readers. I hope you take time today to enjoy the company of your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!