Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Holiday Season

Wow! One of my fellow authors had a post yesterday morning that began, "Since Thanksgiving is just a few days away..." I couldn't believe that. Then I looked at the calendar, and discovered that, indeed, Thanksgiving was only nine days away. Time flies--but when does the fun start?

Our Thanksgiving used to be quite simple. The kids had lunch with us, then I watched the football games--because that's the way it was supposed to be. Then the "children" moved away. Then they got married, and the question became, "Will they have Thanksgiving dinner with us or the in-laws?" As things changed further--the death of my first wife, God gifting me with the love of another wonderful woman (who had her own family)--getting our family together became more and more complex. And that's just for Thanksgiving. Christmas is even more complicated.

But we'll work it out. We always have. And through it all, we'll try to remember the reason we celebrate these holidays. And, after all, isn't that the most important thing?

What are your plans for a holiday get-together?


Patricia Bradley said...

I'm having Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday since my daughters, granddaughter and great-granddaughter are coming by on their way to my grandson's house. First time in a long time we've been together on Thanksgiving since they live in South Florida.

Richard Mabry said...

We're still waiting to hear from some people, but it looks as though we'll be having Thanksgiving on the Sunday of that week--mainly my wife's family, since mine is scattered. As I said...we'll work it out.