I have always liked Thanksgiving Day.
When I was a kid, my brothers always came home on Thanksgiving. Mom would bake her fabulous pumpkin pies, and make delicious stuffing.I would listen to my brothers tell stories, and afterwards I would curl up for a whole precious day of reading. Then Mom would make some cold turkey sandwiches, and pop some corn, and we would play games. Pretty typical of many American families, I guess. Those simple traditions may not be exciting or anything different or new - but the very sameness made it comforting.
I haven't spent a Thanksgiving with all my family for more than a decade. My husband hasn't had the whole day off for Thanksgiving for 5 years. But I still love Thanksgiving, and there are many reasons to be thankful today, as there is every day.
Some of the things I am thankful for:
Family. Even these nutty brother-in-laws!
He holds me when I cry.
He supports me in every crazy idea I have.
He loves me unconditionally.
He shows me what integrity looks like.
He never gossips.
He loves God.
He is committed to our marriage.
He slays my dragons.
And yes - I will be sappy about him as long as we both shall live. I can't help it.