Thanksgiving- The expression of gratitude.
Thanksgiving will be a tough day for my family this year. Missing the patriarch of our family will leave a void of monumental proportions. We as a family have decided to move forward with our traditional Thanksgiving feast in spite of the absences of my dear papa.
I have many feelings regarding the upcoming day:
You CANNOT recreate past memories, you can only remember the old ones with fondness.
You CAN create new memories.
Miss the person deeply who is not present; however do not mourn their absence in constant pain.
Give thanks for having the memories of the person.
We will raise a glass and toast you dear papa on Thanksgiving Day.
We will Live, Love and laugh.