I’m so thankful for this great American holiday and for the memorable time we had with my son, his fiancée and her amazing family. Thank you, thank you to my son’s future in-laws for a beautiful Thanksgiving Day.
I’m thankful, too, for the evening we had with my mother at assisted living.
As this day draws to a close, I count my blessings and hope and pray for many things. At the most personal level are these heartfelt wishes for my closest U.S. family:
- That my mother continues to be happy and feel loved and well-cared for, and that I will know each step of the way what is best for her and what I need to do to make it happen.
- That my stepson continues to recover from his kidney transplant and feels stronger and better each day.
- That my son and his fiancée have a happy and healthy future as they plan their wedding and life together.
Before we depart early next week, we’ll enjoy a few more days with my son. We’ll also complete my mother’s annual Christmas letter, for which we turn our hotel room into a mini-production centre complete with printer, shredder (for mistakes), stacks of envelopes & mailing labels and a small pile of U.S. stamps.
Then we’ll head back to our home by the sea in England. Until then, I’ll treasure the moments.
Cheers and thanks for reading. Next week’s letter will be from Felixstowe.