Thanksgiving- The expression of gratitude.


Thanksgiving- The expression of gratitude.

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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.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Absolutely … raise to toast his joyful presence with past memories and be thankful for the time you had with him!

    Happy Thanksgiving and peace to you.

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  2. It’s Thanksgiving morning, so thought I’d leave you a little treat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYi9Vr8bHJY

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  3. Posted by Wanda Graves on November 28, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Please tell polly happy Thanksgiving and same to you! Know it will be sad bit try to remember all the good memories! Love to all!

    Sent from my iPad

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  4. Posted by Wanda graves on November 29, 2013 at 5:29 AM

    You say it so beautifully hope your day was nice!!!

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