I remember last year with these two sweet girls. How much they have grown in the past year. I will miss being with them this year.
Like many others in this country I am feeling uncertainty. Will I lose my medicare and social security? Will my daughter lose her life saving health coverage? Will my gay friends and family members be persecuted once again? Are my African American friends feeling fear in their lives?
There are times when I wonder if I will ever feel thankful again. As I sat in church on Sunday, singing old hymns of Thanksgiving I closed my eyes and opened my heart to thankfulness.
No matter how difficult the times are, when we look deep inside there is always something to be thankful for.
This year I am thankful to have my own home. A place where I can close the door and know that I am safe and warm. I know that there are many others who are not as fortunate.
Although I am not with my daughters and grandchildren this year, I know they are also safe in their homes and I can feel their love across the miles.
I want to wish you and your families a happy Thanksgiving. I hope that in the days, weeks, and months ahead you will find many reasons to be thankful.