~Thanksgiving Is A Tough One~

Jacksonville, Florida
November 24, 2016 11:26am CST
Thanksgiving is a tough day in our family. My husband's father died on Thanksgiving day 10 years ago. I won't ever forget that day. When my husband's sister in law called, my husband lost control over his emotions. It was a really hard day for me to see my husband like that. He was so devastated, naturally. I held him while he cried for hours. My husband still has a tough time on this day every year. So...we're doing what he wants to do today and staying home with our own family. We won't have turkey since we don't eat it but we will be grateful for our lives and our loved ones in it. Happy Thanksgiving my friends!
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@Juliaacv (28808)
• Canada
24 Nov 16
I'm sorry for his and your loss. My father in law passed unexpectedly one year the day before Valentines Day, and I used to see my husband struggle every year when he thought back to the year that he passed. So many words left unsaid, and so many regrets. I think that you've had a great week, you've made some wonderful artwork with your kids for Thanksgiving and being grateful and enjoying each other's company IS what this holiday is all about-not what, or how much, you eat. Enjoy!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov 16
@Juliaacv Thank you. We have had a wonderful day together. This is the first year my husband has enjoyed the day. It's been so nice! =)
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@Juliaacv (28808)
• Canada
24 Nov 16
@LovingMyBabies That is good, slowly but surely his grief will be replaced with the current love and joy that he experiences with you and the kids. And that will grow each year.
@Happy2BeMe (73891)
• Canada
24 Nov 16
Sorry for his loss. Losing a parent is very devastating and not one that is easy to deal with. You miss them every single day and holidays are always the worst. Have a nice day with your children today!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov 16
@Happy2beme Thank you. Yeah he has a hard time every year on Thanksgiving. I just go with whatever he wants to do because I want him to be happy. Thank you! =)
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@Happy2BeMe (73891)
• Canada
26 Nov 16
@LovingMyBabies yes that is important.
@celticeagle (117141)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov 16
How awful for you and your husband.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov 16
@celticeagle Usually this is a tough day for my husband but today it's been really nice. =)
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@celticeagle (117141)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Nov 16
@LovingMyBabies .....That is fortunate.
• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 Mar 17
Awful and sad.
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@TRBRocks420 (73500)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Nov 16
Happy Thanksgiving and, yes it can be a hard time. I always miss my Grandma and, Grandpa, but I like to picture them having a great feast in the sky with God.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov 16
@trbrocks420 Yeah it's not easy when you have loved ones that passed away. That's a great way to put our minds and hearts at peace. =)
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 Mar 17
I miss my mother's mother who is my grandma.
@jstory07 (65332)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Nov 16
I hope you and your family have a very good Thanksgiving day.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov 16
@jstory07 Thank you, it's been a good day. =)
• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 Mar 17
We always have a good thanksgiving meal.
@amadeo (61355)
• United States
24 Nov 16
My sister also on Thanksgiving day many years ago.Will not forget this.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov 16
@amadeo I'm sorry. =(
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@skysnap (17810)
24 Nov 16
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov 16
@skysnap Happy Thanksgiving!
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@DianneN (73880)
• United States
25 Nov 16
I'm so sorry. Losing a beloved parent is difficult any time of year, but on a holiday makes it so much more devastating.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 Mar 17
Both of my parents are alive.
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@TheHorse (61982)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Nov 16
Sorry to hear of your loss. The Holidays are tough for many of us, as we reflect on those who are no longer with us.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov 16
@Thehorse Yes it is a tough time when a loved one is lost. =(
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 Mar 17
I love your pic with leaves attached to post.
@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Nov 16
This must have been a terrible shock and yes, it would affect Thanksgiving for evermore I would think.