Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thanksgiving is upon us, and shortly, Christmas. Between the two is my father's birthday.
I am grateful for my Father's health, that I have one more opportunity to be with him on his birthday. Dad was away on Exercise with the Army while I was growing up, that I rarely shared his, or my, birthday with him.
As my daughters were growing up, I made it a point. Being so far away from own grandparents growing up, I never saw them either.
Now that I live 7752 miles from my father, it's not such a simple task to drop by. It's certainly a lot further than my Grandparents ever traveled to see me.
Not everyone gets "one last time" to go home.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Halloween is over. There is even a house a couple of streets away from me that has their Christmas lights up.
I neither decorated for Halloween, nor handed out any candy. The house was dark and I didn't participate.
I may not participate either in Thanksgiving or in Christmas this year.
Thanksgiving is a time of family coming together. Christmas is a time of good will to all. In a moment of enlightenment, this will be the first holiday season that I will not know where my children are.
My traditional holiday destination of Chesterfield Inlet is looking colder, this year.