Today I am thankful. I don’t reserve gratitude for this one day a year, but this year I feel especially thankful on this day.
For most of my life, I’ve lived within an hour of my parents’ house. The closeness was great; we could get together for a meal or church easily. Mom and dad would come over to help with projects on my house or go shopping or to a movie. And the best part was that I didn’t have to make major travel arrangements to get home
In my family, Thanksgiving has never been about the presentation as much as it is about the food and being together and more food. I’ve always had visions in my mind of the perfect Thanksgiving like you see in the movies. The table has a beautiful fall centerpiece. Each place is set with chargers and plates and place cards and fancy cloth napkins. Or, like