Sunday November 28, 2021
This past Sunday my family got together at my house to celebrate American Thanksgiving. Our parents were Americans who immigrated to Canada, so we like to do this and we always like an opportunity or an excuse to get together and to love each other up. 🙂
My nephew came all the way from North Bay and my sister came from Toronto just for the occasion. How special is that? 🙂
And I have to put in an extra plug for my nieces and nephews. I have the BEST nieces and nephews and I LOVE being Aunty Maggie!
What A Day It Was!
This really was one of the most special and best days of my life. I cannot express fully or put into words how deeply grateful I am for this family of mine!
They rallied together and brought food, cooked the food, served the food, cleaned up, did the dishes, and packed leftovers for everyone including a container for me and one for Sivanna for lunches during the week.
My niece Alisha showed up with decorations and placed them throughout the house. Sister Stephanie and my daughter Sivanna also decorated the house and Sivanna made her famous scalloped potatoes.
There was no stone unturned. As I sat on a comfy chair, with a warm blanky, being catered to and waited on, my nieces even asked me if I wanted the turkey carcasses for soup or did I want niece Aimee to make me soup. I chose to have the soup made for me of course ! 🙂
I felt like Royalty! Well, actually I felt supported and loved beyond measure.
I am truly in awe of my family. I think we could be positive role models for other families. We have had trials and tribulations and went through the loss of our parents, but we used these experiences to bring us closer and to appreciate each other more.
And now with my Stage 4 cancer diagnosis and me being the baby sister to all the siblings, this experience is connecting us even closer. We are all gaining insight into life and into the gifts that opportunities like this present. We have developed as a family over time and our relationship together as a family has an added depth and a greater sweetness than ever before.
How Do We Support Each Other in Life?
How do we support each other in life as human beings whether traveling as friends, family members or others on this journey called life?
We show up. We hold space. We love each other. We laugh together. We love without judgment and we break bread together.
I hope that you too find support and beauty in life and that you too break bread with those that you love.