Thanksgiving: Really a time to give thanks?

Canada
October 10, 2010 4:39pm CST
Don't get me wrong, I am thankful, but I can't spend the time with my mom, sister and brother like I used to years ago. The reason behind this is because they don't talk to me anymore. They've severed all ties with me a couple of years ago and want nothing to do with me anymore. It hurts me that they've done that since I've done nothing wrong, but they blame me for something that happened that wasn't my fault. I've tried to make peace with them, but the last time I tried with my mom, at Christmas 2 years ago, she hung up on me. It's not easy to be happy when things like this happen, but I'm trying to move on, I've made a new start with a family of my own. My family consists of my husband and my pets, which is fine with me, it's cozy and that's the way it should be. So I'm thankful that I have my husband and my pets, that we're healthy and we are still working and have a turkey dinner this year, last year, my boss bought a turkey for us. So even though I don't talk to my family, or know if they even care if I'm alive or not, I still have my own family, and that makes me happy.
1 response
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Hi Kris Sorry to hear about the falling out you had with your family but hey life goes on you can't make amends to people who aren't interested in doing so they need to meet you half way at least. I don't know what it is you done (its none of my business) but theres two sides to every story and whatever it was if they can't let it go then...........oh well life goes on a family is what you make it ....it doesn't have to be defined by the traditional sense and being thankful should be done all year round not just on one holiday Besides Thanksgiving is mainly an eating holiday plain and simple because there are a few minutes spent on giving thanks and a couple of hours eating the Thanksgiving Dinner and longer that that when you consider some of us go back all through the night to snack on leftovers and we surely don't say grace all over again when we go back for seconds