As we prepared for Thanksgiving, time families and friends spend partaking in delicious meals and engaging in exchanges catching up on events, it also a reminder of how far we’ve come. These recent years have been one that tests our resilience and faith. It doesn’t matter who we are; no one has been exempt from the challenges that have confronted us in recent years. Yet, because of a global pandemic to nature’s assaults and manufactured crises, we rouse above and find directions to focus on what matters most, starting with those dear to us.
Several households will have an empty place or places at the dining-room table, but somehow there’ll be solace in this new reality. It is never easy to celebrate a holiday, especially when a loved one is missing. However, somehow we find the strength to move forward one day at a time, and this time is no different. Therefore, we extended to each other our collective energy so there’ll be renewed strength. With prayers and well wishes, we hope there’ll be comfort in knowing we are because they were, and within the advent of time, God will lighten the hurt in this journey of life we share. So, as we all prepare for Thanksgiving, let’s begin with giving thanks for each other and others in our lives, remembering family isn’t limited to those we share DNA with but those with whom we found love and acceptance. So, from my home to yours, I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving!