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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving! I know it's been a while. I've thought of you - a lot, but just didn't know what to say. There have been days when I've wanted to scream and shout and lay it all out there for the world to see yet it seemed like too much I didn't know where to start. Other days I couldn't muster even one word. Well, in honor of Thanksgiving I thought I'd just start again. In fact, I thought talking about Thanksgiving and what it means to me would be a pretty good start. 

Life has been a rocky journey thus far and I assume it will continue much the same. There have been times where I've found myself with very little in life. These times have shaped me to be the person I am today and God isn't finished with me yet. A number of years ago now I realized some things you just need to MAKE happen and when you do it's like magic. There are a few celebrations I make happen Thanksgiving, my birthday and Christmas. These three holidays (yes my birthday is a holiday shut it!) are insanely important to me. 

Thanksgiving and Christmas are essentially the same to me (except for the prezzies) because I have what I call my Misfits Dinner. I invite whoever comes across my path who don't have plans. I think everyone should be able to celebrate and being alone just isn't an option. Coincidentally I also feel that way about birthdays. It's your ONE day of the year that's just for you who cares how old you're turning, celebrate YOU! There is only and will only ever be one YOU.

I've been blessed with the ability to cook amazing turkey dinners, bake deliciously scrumptious pumpkin pies and I enjoy sharing those gifts. I don't have fine china. Sometimes we sit on lawn chairs. (Don't worry we always eat inside the house.) And sometimes dinner is a lot later than I expected, but we always have a great time with great company while eating really yummy food. In my opinion, you can't ask for anything more magical than that!

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