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I am joining the fun over at 

Overflowing with thankfulness 

Here are her currently prompts for November


I am loving Autumn! I turned 60 this year and I have noticed a few changes. One of which is that I am 

beginning to feel a shift in my favourite holidays or times of year. I've always loved Christmas time but 

this year I am feeling nostalgic about Thanksgiving.  



My mum passed away in 2021 so the past few Thanksgivings have been sort of a struggle.

We had always gathered at her house so I had/have to create new traditions. 

The first year my husband and I went to Maine with his sons to visit his sister and mother.

Last year we went to my daughter's house. It was wonderful to be with my grandchildren.

I have a few options this year.

No matter what we do or where we go there will always some sorrow at her absence.

We will all feel it.


I have made tentative plans to spend Thanksgiving with my sister in Connecticut.

Her husband is going to be with his family and the travel is difficult for her.

She is a cancer survivor.  

(There is no victory without a degree of loss and she has neuropathy and chronic pain)

Both of her sons live plane rides away and her daughter will be with her boyfriend's family.

Excited for:

Though I will miss spending Thanksgiving with my grandchildren I am excited to spend this 

special time with my sister. My husband has to work so it will be just the both of us.

I am not looking forward to the holiday traffic  but I am looking forward

to this special opportunity to spend time with my sister. 

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  1. That's nice you will spend Thanksgiving with your sister. We don't always have to do the traditional plans. Sometimes the unexpected ones bring us joy. Your sister will really love having you. I'm sorry she's in pain. Safe travels, and have a good time. Please say a prayer for my safe travels as well. Thank you. : )


  2. I'm sure it will be a lovely Thanksgiving with your sister. A special time!!
    The photo is beautiful.

  3. Yes, I agree that this is where you need to be on Thanksgiving!!! It will also be a great opportunity to catch up with her and have some together time.

  4. I hope you and your sister have a wonderful time together. Holidays are bittersweet for so many. It is nice that you keeping working to find new traditions, etc. Here's to a Thanksgiving that is filled with good times as well as good memories!

  5. I hope you and your sister have a very nice Thanksgiving.


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