The Thanksgiving a year before Henry was born, Tom and I were in Alaska and invited 35 of our closest "friends" for dinner. Everyone in Alaska is away from family. We forgot we only owned 4 place settings. Every time 4 people would finish eating we'd wash the dishes and 4 more could eat. Way too many vodkas later we were watching a Henry Rollins spoken word "thing" and I decided to name my next kid after him. There you have it Henry, that's where your name came from. Last year as I thought about that mom was in ICU, this year she is dead along with Tom. I HATE the holidays but i'm thankful for some wonderful friends, a great dad and son and 2 wonderful dogs, a great job. Did I mention i'm thankful for being sober well over 2 yrs?? Well I am. Miss you mom, miss you even more Tom....di
Hi Di, I love that you wrote this. It's good to admit how you feel about it and get it on "paper" - thank god for Henry, eh?! You're doing well, Di. don't tell yourself you aren't or I will indeed have to come whap you upside the head again! Love you - give yourself a hug or better yet ask Henry to give you a hug from all of us in your challenge. (He'll do it - I hereby order him to.) Steph 4277 days ago
The holidays seem to always bring on the memories for me too. Thanksgiving was my mom's favorite holiday. I miss her so much! I miss my hubby too. My two biggest cheerleaders gone! I am thankful though for a good job in these troubled times. I am extremely thankful for my sweetpie granddaughter. Seeing the holidays through her young eyes makes me feel young again. Have a good Thanksgiving and remember life is short, so give your dad and son a hug or two, or three, or four. Terrie 4278 days ago
I love your dogs!! love German Shorts. My female Brit doesn't get along with them though. I'm thankful to have a great family, and a fantastic job (that I actually love!!). I'm also greatful to be sober for two years and three months!!!! Congrats on your sobriety as well!!
Frank 4278 days ago
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