Thanksgiving can go two ways:
1. You get together with your family and the drama hits the fan. You dread the holiday all year and then let the closeness of family drive you insane for this one day.
2. You can spend the day remembering the awkward Thanksgivings of the past with your families, and staying optimistic for the Thanksgivings of the future.
Today, on this lovely November morning in the coalfields of West Virginia, the snow was falling with fervor. My mom & dad’s house was silent. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade wasn’t blaring on 3 TVs. The house didn’t smell like heaven from the turkey and casseroles baking in the oven. It was different from what I have been used to. My sister was in the hospital, and we may not celebrate Thanksgiving today… but we will celebrate it tomorrow or Saturday. And some future year we will smile & laugh about the year Taylor decided to try the hospital’s Thanksgiving meal.
Today, however, we will celebrate health, togetherness, and God’s infinite blessings. Today, tomorrow, and all the days of our lives we will celebrate Thanks.