Unfortunately, neither of my younger sisters or my other siblings are making the trek to my parents’ house – and this could be my Dad’s last holiday season (he is not doing well). So, while it pains me to leave my folks alone, my Mother pretty much demanded that I drive my friend and celebrate Thanksgiving with her and my father on the Friday after the holiday.
Since the day the scales fell from my eyes? I have never been happier or more joyful.
Nor do I really believe in judging the actions of others. We all have our own paths to walk and to quote my beloved Melissa Manchester: “We need gardens to grow in. And there must always be room enough for all of us.”
But, for now, I need to explore something else. Something more.