Thanksgiving is a big deal around here. My mom’s side of the family comes in for a family reunion at Thanksgiving. If everyone attends it is about 42 of us. Unfortunately we haven’t had everyone attend in years. However a majority still show up regularly. This year, if my count is right, we will have 29 people here.
Some people shudder at the thought of all those family members together for 3 to 5 days. But our family has a blast. There are board games to play. There are crafts to do. There is football and other tv to be watched. There is catching up with each other. There is lots to eat. It’s a good time.
We don’t fight. We aren’t allowed. When my Grandmaw was alive we didn’t fight because it upset her and we didn’t upset Grandmaw. After she passed we had been doing our thing so well we didn’t alter it. IF someone gets on your nerves you just get up and move away from the person, from the situation. You don’t bring up topics that might be touchy and if someone does you just change subject or once again move.
I love that my family is this close. I love that we aren’t a negative and fighting family.
We don’t see each other that often. In fact often this is the only time of year we see each other unless there is a less pleasant reason we have to visit. But if someone goes into the hospital then yep family is there. Anytime, for any reason, if you need one of us then we are there.
So yes, Thanksgiving is an important holiday for me because I love my family.
Find your joy and laissez les bons temps rouler!