Before my mother died in 2004, she INSISTED that she cook on Thanksgiving for my dad, me, my daughter and her family and my son and his family. That's what we did for years. After she died in August 2004, I cooked Thanksgiving Dinner - at her home - for all the same folks. It was awful. We missed her so much that none of us could really eat (although I'm a very good cook, if I do say so myself). My son cried in front of his wife and children and took them home. I haven't tried that again. Last year I cooked - at my home - for my son and his family and my dad. It was a blessed day.
My kids have their spouses' families to visit on Thanksgiving as well and I live WAY out in the country, so I announced this year that I wouldn't be having them over. Everyone seems delighted not to have to go to two family Thanksgiving dinners and all is well!
I'll cook, very light & very healthy, for my dad and me and we'll just enjoy each other's company in the country where it's absolutely gorgeous!
I'm SO thankful for my 83-year-old father and the fact that he's still alive after 8 long years of very serious health problems! And I'm thankful that I'm still alive, at 64, after dealing with my own illnesses AND trying to take care of my dad for the past 8 years! And I'm thankful for my children and grandchildren. They're truly delightful - Heaven's wonderful blessing!
I'm thankful for every new blessing that comes with each new day!
Edited by: TINYBUBBA1 at: 11/14/2012 (16:58)
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