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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Arriving

People seem to be posting a lot less here in blogland. My guess is we don't truly know if what we're feeling can be trusted. Reality seems to be playing games with us. At least, that's how I've been feeling.

It's Thanksgiving week already. We are having quite a crowd this year, more than thirty people will be sharing the feast in our not-large New York City apartment. Six family members and one friend will also be staying with us through the weekend. Couches and floor space will definitely become sleeping options.

In bed yesterday morning, my husband tapped me gently awake. "It's time to get excited," he whispered into the predawn darkness. "Loved ones have begun arriving. One came last night, tomorrow another, and the next day two more. I'm starting to feel the spirit of Thanksgiving. No more worrying about the numbers and how everyone will fit. That time is past. Now, we get excited."

I love him so much for those words.


8 comments:

  1. Enjoy your friends and relatives! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. What a lovely message to be awakened to.

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  3. Everyone always fits. And they remember how you are with them, not their surroundings. Let yourself enjoy it with them. Smart husband :)

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  4. He's a good man. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. He's right, but you know that. I hope we can awaken to that thought every single day.

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