Topic: First Thanksgiving without my Dad
Thanksgiving this year was also the fifth month anniversary of my Dad's passing - for the past few years, our holiday celebrations have pretty much revolved around my father - we made sure his favorite foods were on the table and it was satisfying to see my dad enjoy his meal - I miss that
My brother and sister-in-law decided to go to Las Vegas and spend Thanksgiving there this year - I don't blame them - I don't think the strain of caring for dad was realized until he passed away - and then, I had to call my brother right after they got to Las Vegas to let him know that our uncle had passed away!
Had Thanksgiving lunch at my house for my children and their spouses - it was quiet but made a hard day bearable
Now need to prepare for Christmas (Christmas Eve will be my Dad's sixth month anniversary!)
I guess the first holiday makes you realize how everything has changed.