Is it just me, or does anyone else feel as if Thanksgiving approached us immensely quick this year?
It was different for us. We went grocery shopping ourselves, stocked up on spices and whatnot, and traveled to our own home to prepare our feast. Although it was a change for us compared to past years, there was something beautiful about collectively surrounding one another in the kitchen, preparing side dishes and desserts that not only satisfied our taste buds but our hearts as well.
Cliche, I know. But it was heartening.
We made the turkey for the very first time, prepared stuffing and sausage balls and homemade gravy and deviled eggs. We laughed over our store-bought pumpkin pie because after all of the various dishes we had prepared, we were too sluggish to slave over dessert as well. But in our defense, store-bought pie taste perfectly fine to me.
So this Thanksgiving, with our hungry appetites and grateful hearts, we embraced the variation of this holiday in relation to past ones. And now I can rest happily with my family by my side and ponder over what this holiday is even about. It’s not about the number of people that you have a feast with or the way in which you prepare your meal. It’s about who you are surrounded by, even if it is just one or two or three people, and how much you appreciate having them in your life.
And of course, Wilson’s being Wilson’s, we competed over the game of spades all night long.
I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving!