Last Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I have been dreading Thanksgiving for weeks. You see Thanksgiving last year was such a special day at our house. It holds such special memories now. Normally Thanksgiving has been somewhere else. But last year my family joined us at our house. It was very special to have my brother Ben at our house because by Thanksgiving he was on bed rest. But he made the trip and we made many happy memories that day.

One of the happy memories that we made, was that my cousin and family drove up from three hours south to surprise my brother. Was he ever surprised.

Here is a picture just before we started to devour the food. My brother is the only one seated, because he was in his wheelchair.

The feast (vegetarian style)

I’m definitely going to spend part of tomorrow trying to recreate last Thanksgiving. I’m so glad that I got to spend it with Ben. I’m going to miss him so much tomorrow. But I still am thankful that he has been delivered from the pain that he was suffering. And I’m so thankful that I got to have him for my brother.

I have many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, but the empty spot in my heart is still quite vacant.

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