We want our loved ones around us on holidays. As parents, we may not be able to spend every holiday with our child or children. Is your child travelling away from you or spending the holiday with your ex-spouse this Thanksgiving?
My daughter will spend Christmas, not Thanksgiving, with us at home this year. I will write in her diary Thanksgiving Day, and writing to her will be a way of sharing the holiday.
A diary entry, written directly to our child, can bridge the distance that time, space, circumstance and necessity cannot bridge. I will, perhaps, describe our day. . .imagine hers. . . tell her what's in my heart. . . and through writing I will create the intimacy I want to share with her on Thanksgiving day.
Wishing you peace,