Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

It's Turkey Day, but not for me.

I'm sick.

After an ER visit on Monday night, I'm just starting to eat things like saltines and dry toast. For 2 days it was just liquids.

We were supposed to host Thanksgiving as we always do, but my mother-in-law was kind enough to move it to her house. And now I can't even be there. H. and E. just left and I feel very sad that I'm here alone. I tried to get dressed and go, but I just couldn't stay standing long enough.

This is the first Thanksgiving in a long time that I didn't feel confused about the secular nature of the holiday. I guess because I wasn't getting the table ready for a big meal and lots of family, it didn't feel like a Yom Tov. Usually both H. and I spend Thanksgiving constantly surprised that we aren't in shul or that it's okay to write.

Despite being alone, I'm still thankful for many things: my wonderful husband and son, our families, a house that keeps us warm and dry, good food to eat (when I'm better), and health that although it isn't tip-top right now, could certainly be far worse. And I'm thankful it isn't.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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