Belated wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday.
My family hit the road for a week-long tour of New York state, with stops at various relatives' homes. In fact, this was the first holiday where my son saw all of his immediate relatives, on both sides of the family! The driving was tiring but worth it, and thankfully the weather cooperated, which isn't always the case at this time of year in NY! We even got to see my sister and her family, who flew in from Colorado -- a real treat, since we don't fly back and forth as much as we used to, pre-families.
The best part of the whole trip was watching my son play with his cousins & the rest of the relatives. I loved watching the relatives enjoy him, and I was warmed by the fact that I had something to do with the creation of this (mostly) joyful little person. Aside from the little traveler's bedtime traumas, it really was a great week. I'm grateful for our families and often wish we weren't so spread out. But not living near each other does make me truly appreciate the time we spend together.
I'm thankful for the connections and friendships I've made through blogging, too. Thanks for coming here to read my writing, for your comments and e-mails, and for the wonderful posts so many of you share. I'm certainly grateful for the good that comes from this big ol' Internet...