Monday, November 19, 2012


Thanksgiving was always a big deal for me growing up.  My mom cooked for days.  Her favorite sister and her family would come into town.  Aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and usually a random straggler would gather around her table.  It was so much fun, so delicious, and it is a tough act to follow. 

My house is about half empty.  We still.....still haven't closed.  We are waiting on just one signature to close.  We could close any day and need to hop to moving, but not yet.  We were going to go out to a local country club for dinner but a good friend who usually comes to our house, has volunteered to cook and has invited us over.  My girls are very excited.

We went to see our son at his 12 step retreat this weekend. He looked good and seems to be working hard.  I don't think we could ask for anymore at this time.  He will go to a rehab Thanksgiving dinner at the facility that owns his retreat center. 

It will be different this year, but it will be okay.  It may even be really good.  You see as disjointed as it all may seem, I think we are all in the very spots that we need to be in.  And, for that I am most grateful. 

The family counselor at his retreat was really very good.  I think we gained a lot of insight and she helped us to take letting go a step further.  Our family is getting healthy.  I can just feel it.  Does that mean that I expect everything to be perfect?  Do I think he'll never relapse again?  No and I don't know, but whatever happens, I think that our response will be a healthier one.

I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  Hubby and I are becoming quite a team.  I have friends and family that have scooped us up in our time of need and have kept holding us up as we walk through a very difficult time.  We have the best, I mean best group of folks at hubby's office who are like our second kids and give everything that they can at work.  All of our kids are working hard and we are on the cusp of a great new adventure.

I say a prayer of Thanksgiving for friends, family, employees, animals, counselors, recovering addicts, good food and the hope of a new adventure.  I pray for our son, your addicted loved ones, my nephew and my brother.  I pray for each of you to have a blessed thanksgiving and I say a prayer for Henry.

1 comment:

Annette said...

Awww much good stuff ehre. I love hearing the idea that "our family is getting healthy." You are learning new things....and thus the journey goes. It takes us deeper into a place of faith filled living and letting go, than most of us every knew was possible...or even a consideration for that matter. Thank you for your prayers....happy thanksgiving to you!