Monday, November 30th, 2015



I want my family to be whole
And here
For Thanksgiving
All of them
Happily chaotic
Travel weary
I want them to want to be here
Still, love stretches beyond geography and holidays
I’m an ingrate on Thanksgiving

This was written two years ago as I was truly adjusting to the fact that my five kids and spouses were scattered and would probably never all be here for Thanksgiving at the same time again.These ‘kids’ are heading into middle age with families of their own and it’s about time we did the visiting and they did the hosting. It’s a shift of moving from the center to the sidelines. Lest this sound plaintive, I am blessed with a family that loves well and expresses it. I just had temporary blues as I moved over for a new generation. 


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