Another great Thanksgiving has passed and I hope yours was one with peace and love.
I think of my many blessings often but especially at Thanksgiving.
I remember so many wonderful Thanksgiving with my grandparents. Gosh it was so much fun! As kids my brother and cousins would play under the dining room table, right at my parents, grandparents and friends of the family feet. It was so much fun. Our little hideaway so we thought. The tablecloth was just long enough to partially hide us. Giggle Giggle!!!!:)
Today was a mixture of great food, seeing our children and grandchildren and extended family and driving. Well my hubby drives. Seeing family was so easy back then. Just a short drive or even a walk got us there. We visited often. The children saw their grandparents often even when they grew up it was just a short distance from their home. People worked in the same area. Not much highway driving at all.
Times have changed. Children relocate to get better jobs. Grandchildren don't get the quality time to spend with their grandparents and even though they see them occasionally I personally think it's not enough but we don't have a choice unless we work very hard to get them to spend time with us. We make the extra effort to keep the family connected. Those little remembrances I have with my grandparents I try to work in with my grandchildren when we see them but I always want more. I understand and accept it but I yearn for those days gone by when it was so simple.
Love and Blessings,