In this upside down and inside out year, as we cling to some semblance of normalcy, we can look to Thanksgiving and Christmas for comfort and safety. Although different this year, the holidays, as we choose to spend them, will hopefully remind us that throughout history, families still ate turkey and decorated trees and played festive music in good times and bad.
Tomorrow our little family will cook turkey and gravy (me), stuffing (Steve), sweet potato casserole (Madison), green bean casserole (Peyton), and mashed potatoes (Nicolas). We will also enjoy Peyton's pumpkin pie and, as a special treat, a blackberry pie celebrating Madison's 24th birthday!
After cleanup, we will gather together and watch the Steelers on tv. I will most certainly think of my dear dad, who I miss terribly always, but especially this time of year, and will talk with my wonderful, amazing, loving mother who for so many years took a frozen bird from the refrigerator and somehow magically and effortlessly transformed it into the most delicious Thanksgiving meal ever.
Have a blessed, cozy, yummy Thanksgiving, my friends.
Celebrate your way.