Thanksgiving is usually my favorite holiday. I love a holiday that focuses on sharing a meal with people I love rather than on "stuff." This year family feasts are harsh reminders that not everything is perfect in my family. My daughter, who was extremely sick this summer, will still not be able to fully join in, and that makes me really sad. I'm trying to make the best of it though.
We always spend the holiday with my mother's family. This year we will be at her sister's house in New Haven. I have so many fond childhood memories that take place in her house. I adore my aunt and my cousins and their families. My sister and one of my brothers will be coming as well. I am looking forward to seeing everyone!
I'm making the cranberry sauce and brussel sprouts and three pies (pumpkin, pecan, and sour cream raisin).
I'm grateful for family traditions and a wonderful extended family to share them with.