She arrived and I went into instant mom mode. I cannot possibly explain how much a part of me Lyara is, but I feel as if I spent the long weekend with that "new mother glow."
Thanksgiving dinner with my husband, daughter and family was relaxing and cup-filling. I don't see my sisters often enough, along with their five kids. No matter, we fell into place with each other and picked up the jokes and hugs where we'd last left off.
We adults had some fun too, cooking and cleaning to the music - dancing with each other and embarrassing our babies by dancing with them. Thanks, mom and dad for providing your home and hearts to share with us. My family has an incredible gift of accepting and loving each other just the way we are. This means the world to me because while I adore my sweet daughter and don't give a lick if she shaves her head or wears dreads, or conforms to the typical young adult norms, the rest of the world is not always so kind. However, my people are a group of distinctly unique and wonderful humans, loving us unconditionally.
There are SO, SO many people in my life to be thankful for - and the people are all that matter. I indulge in material "things" and I'm not denying it. I am simply acknowledging when it comes right down to the heart of gratefulness and Thanksgiving, it is only the people that make it so. I hope your holiday was as memorable and lovely as mine.