As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I expect a lot of people will be busy with their various activities, cooking and cleaning, or traveling to another place where someone else is cooking and cleaning. I will be doing the cooking at home again, as I do every year. I always make everyone around the table say what they are thankful for (and I usually get a bunch of eye rolls from the guys) but I insist nonetheless. Only those who have something to say are allowed to eat!
We've heard thanks being giving for everything from "I passed that algebra test" to "the cat didn't puke on my bedspread this morning." Yes, really. And once in a great while, one of them says something sweet about being thankful for the wonderful meal, and I wish like heck I had it on tape.
I usually say something about being thankful for my family, which I am every day. But this year I will have a few new things to say (even if I only say them to myself - the boys hate it when the gravy gets cold!)
I am thankful for adoption. For adoptive parents who opened their hearts and home to give me a chance at a better life. For biological parents who created me. For extended family who never once treated me as if I were different than their biological children. For the state legislators who finally had the courage to pass the law allowing adult adoptees access to their original birth certificates. For the fact that it is only 37 days until I can hold my birth certificate in my hands.
And I'm thankful for you, my new blog friends, who have been so open and supportive. I hope you all have wonderful things to be thankful for this holiday.
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