Growing up in my mother’s home I was unable to celebrate holidays. The years I lived with my uncle Thanksgiving was always special to me. My grandparents would come up in their motor home and stay until Christmas. I would get to spend time and visit with my aunts, uncles and cousins. Thanksgiving is the one day of the year where a family just comes together to spend the day together. Having parents who didn’t believe in family or traditions affected us kids a great deal. I am very lucky to have had the memories with my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. It became very important to ensure my children were raised with family and traditions, even when it was just my son and I. Enjoy and have a wonderful family day and enjoy your moments together.