November 22, 2017
Gratitudes for this Thanksgiving Eve. Maybe the most fundamental of all, to the people who brought me into the world and were my world in my childhood. Not only that my parents are alive and well, they are usually no more than a phone call away when I'm needing some parenting. Even though the miles and the peak travel to the northeast means that neither my sister's family or ours will be with them on Thanksgiving, we will talk, or message, but no matter what we'll surely be thinking of each other and looking forward to Christmas. As I see so many of my friends in the real and virtual worlds struggling with missing parents, siblings or loved ones for the first time going into this most challenging time of year in our hemisphere, imagining that loss in my future is overwhelming. I know how lucky and grateful I am, and I cherish it.