Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Today is a full day.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. Dylan and Brittani are headed home and I have not seen them since last May. We'll be celebrating their engagement. Cara is headed home too. We have not seen her since we went down to assure ourselves that she was okay after her car accident in September.

When they were babies, I could not have conceived of going such a long time without seeing my children, but now they are grown. They have their own lives, their own friends. That's as it should be. I have raised them to be independent.

Today, they will be coming home, and I wander through the house, getting their rooms ready, trying to see the place through their eyes.

I'll fix their favorite dishes. I'll have ham and turkey both.

I'll get wine.

I'll try to make it perfect, because there is just this time, and then they will disappear back into their own lives, and I will become, once again, a peripheral figure.

I never want to miss a chance to incline their hearts homeward, no matter how briefly.


Anonymous said...

This is a very special thanksgiving for us, my husband had new scans and blood work last week and is cancer free. I cannot thank the many people that prayed for Ron and that God smiled down on him and answered those prayers. We will be spending the day with our daughter and family and some friends, we will talk to our son in Germany and what else could one asks for to make the day complete. Please enjoy your family and little William, he will grow so fast and be too busy for hugs and snuggles. Happy Thanksgiving. Ellie

Debby said...

We will not see our little William on Thanksgiving day. He will be spending his day with the other side of his family. We are expecting to see Brianna and William at some point during the weekend though, since his aunties and uncle will not be in the area for long.

I am very happy for your good news. Happy thanksgiving, Ellie. Looks like we both have a great deal to be thankful for.

BUSH BABE said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!