Thursday, November 22, 2007

thanksgiving

as i was breaking bread for stuffing, i started to remember holidays from days gone by. that's what they are for fyi- they are for building memories. most of my holidays have a bittersweet feel to them because i have less left to look forward to than i have memories. holidays have always been closely tied to my mother- and some of my earliest memories (head's up annie) are spending time with mom in the kitchen preparing for holidays. sounds idyllic but trust me- other members of my family didn't always make them happy occasions. which is why- i have taken it upon myself to keep the holidays going for my mom. she isn't doing great these days and i don't know how many more i will have with her to look forward to- so i am remembering and enjoying the ones we have left. we peeled and cooked mashed potatoes yesterday for today's dinner- and it made her glad that she helped. i am thankful today- on the one day a year to be extra thankful- that i had this moment with her to add to my memories. the most precious gift that we have as people and as americans to give- is our time. we never seem to have enough of it. forget about gift cards or movies or clothes- time is the most precious commodity we have. we should give freely of it to the people we love. that's what is most important. happy thanksgiving. b

10 comments:

WeezieLou said...

i hope you and your mom have a very blessed holiday.

Sarah said...

Happy Turkey Day!

LaPopessa said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. May we all have peace in the coming year.

Larry said...

Happy Thanksgiving Betmo!

John Good said...

Happy T-Day, Betmo!! =)

Brother Tim said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Betmo. Treasure the memories, as they will sustain you when you enter old age.

Renegade Eye said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Scarlet W. Blue said...

Gosh, Betmo, what a bittersweet post. But mostly sweet. Happy Thanksiving to you, too, sweet lady.

Spadoman said...

Give Mom a hug from me, then pass the gravy.

Good stuff Batmo.

Peace to All.

enigma4ever said...

that was so nice ..may you have a nice holiday with you and yours....namaste...happy thanksgiving.