Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Is

Back in elementary or middle school we did a unit on poetry in English. One of our class assignments was to pick a holiday and write a poem about it. I don't remember the whole thing but the first part popped into my head this morning.

Thanksgiving Is.......

To Mom a day of cooking and baking
To Grandmas a day of stiring and tasting
To Dad a day of rest and such
To me a day of eating to much

Whatever your Thanksgiving is I hope it is a great one.

I am thankful for my husband and daughter, that we are all in good health (other than a rotten cold right now). That my husband has a good job, we have a nice house and that our teenager even though she drives us crazy at times is a really great kid.

Even with being thankful for all of that Thanksgiving is my least favorite holiday and I am always glad when it is over with. You see 15 years ago this morning my dad passed away in a Hospice House facility in Washington State after a four year battle with cancer. Time heals, pain goes away but when a parent is gone, no matter how old we are when it happens, it leaves a small hole in your heart.

Those of you lucky enough to still have your parents for Thanksgiving please give them a little extra hug today.



Tamera said...

Kathie. Thanks for sharing. It's good to remember that there are families that are grieving on this day of thanks.

I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you find comfort in your family and friends.

Thanks for reminding us to give our living parents a hug today!

kwiltnkats said...

I'm feeling for you Kathie. Beautiful words coming from your heart. Happy Thanksgiving.

betty said...

I love your poem, so cute and so true. Yes, it is very hard to lose someone so dear to you.