Jonathan and I busted our butts for Thanksgiving. We were up until 2am Wed night. He was cleaning, I was making pies and prepping vegetables for the next day. We collapsed, exhausted, and woke up this morning to continue cooking.
I have no idea why we were so ambitious, it was just the two of us, but the food was excellent. In the middle of the day I called my nephew, Nathaniel. I miss him terribly and he said, “I’m gonna play with you Sunday” which utterly broke my heart. He is not going to see me Sunday and my trip I had planned to LA had to be canceled. I admit, I cried. I miss him so much. Then I called my niece, whom I have not spoken to in ages. She is 20 and a Junior in college, so she has much cooler things to do than talk to me, but we chatted for a long time. I miss her a bunch too.
I am thankful, this Thanksgiving, that I have family to miss so much. While being away from them is hard, it is nice to miss them, to have people to miss. I miss my nephews and niece more than my siblings, probably because I am used to being away form my siblings, but I feel like I am missing so much with my young nephews. I am missing so much of their lives. I was lucky to live in the same town as my niece when she was young and in high school, so I feel like we have connected well.
Anyway, I am thankful for my family and my husband, my new family. I love this holiday. Now I must go sleep.