She always wanted to know the Thanksgiving menu. She spent a lot of time in the kitchen watching it all come together. Our daughters groaned as I made them go around and say what they were grateful for this year. I noticed the answers got shorter and shorter depending on how hungry everyone was.
What was your home like at Thanksgiving? What role did your loved one play in the preparations?
If your first Thanksgiving with loss is coming up, what are you most anxious about? For those who have been living through this time of giving and gratefulness, what have you found to be thankful for?
About the Author:
After working for several years as a Family Support Coordinator for Any Baby Can and EveryChild, Inc., Linda received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from UT-Austin and a M.A. in Literature from Texas State. She now works as an adjunct English Professor at Austin Community College and says “This can be a perfect job for empty-nesters; I get 28 new “babies” every semester!”
Linda keeps her writing practice going as a blog, which she started on Annie’s birthday in 2010: www.phillips-write.typepad.com. She is currently working on several writing projects about her family, her girls, and her father.