A very non-traditional Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving hasn’t been a very big deal in my family for a few years now. As the children in my family (including myself) grew up and moved away, we lost sight of our traditions. I was hoping that since now I am grown and have my own family we could start our own traditions, but Joe had to work today.

Our thanksgiving was spent alone, just me and the girls. My mom came over for about 3 hours this morning, but it was just to check on us and make sure everything was okay since, once again, me and Joe had been arguing all night resulting in my hand going through a window. Since my hand was pretty sore and cut up, I didn’t cook much of anything today. In fact, I didn’t cook at all, I microwaved. I figured it was just me and the girls, Jadae wouldn’t eat a full “thanksgiving” meal and the twins are just hardly eating solids, so I took the easy way out. I made me and Jadae pizza rolls and fed the twins their bottles and some apple sauce.

This was my very “non-traditional” Thanksgiving, I honestly think I appreciated it more with less. I didn’t have the distraction that many mothers had this year with doing all the shopping, preparing, cooking, ect. so I could spend all that time to enjoy what I have. My life is far from perfect but I surround myself with positive, loving people. Joe and I go through a lot but I love him and I’m not sure what I would do without him. My girls are my soul, simply put – There is no doing without them. My mother and brothers, they’re my foundation – Sometimes we forget how sturdy our foundation is because we’re to busy enjoying everything else, but when everything/everyone else fails, we still have our foundation. God – I am so thankful for all the blessings I have received: the ones that I may never be aware of, the ones I know about, and the ones I have yet to receive but most of all I am just thankful for belonging to Him.

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