This year’s Thanksgiving was truly wonderful. We spent the holiday with Hotda, Nana, and Kakya (what Warren calls Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle in Zuni). Nothing special or out of the ordinary… just a peaceful, relaxing day filled with family traditions. For instance, corny as it may be, I’ve always enjoyed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as we put the finishing touches on the Royal Bird before it goes in the oven. To me, that’s part of ringing in the holiday season.
What a great family day: we cooked, played games, talked, laughed, watched a show or two, and remembered all of the reasons we have to be grateful. And I am grateful.
These last few weeks have been difficult for me, for various reasons. But when all is said and done, I know that I am blessed immensely. I am thankful for the life I have and the people I have with which to live it. To all of my family and friends: thank you. I am happy for the gift of knowing you all.