Thanksgiving with my family was the best gathering we've had since before Mom got sick. I don't know what it was - the warmth of home, the chardonnay, the Christmas music - but we all got along in a way I can hardly remember. After the dishes were done, we girls sat around the table with Dad (Mike & Bernie were watching football) and laughing - just laughing practically nonstop.
The food was good, but the company was better. I felt blessed to be part of the family. I felt part of the family. It's been a long time.