Its official! We are smack dab in the middle of holiday season and your girl is, drum roll please (bddddddd) … pleasantly surprised! I really did not know what to expect this holiday season given that 2020 was definitely giving us “World War Z”, “Please Come Rescue Us!” vibes. But fresh off of Thanksgiving I must say, I definitely am glad to report that I enjoyed my Turkey Day!
It initially did not feel like the holiday season to me for reasons I’m sure we can all relate to, however, as my family came together to celebrate the many things we are thankful for, I finally felt a small twinge of normalcy. Now, it was probably THE MOST abnormal thanksgiving to date given that masks were a requirement unless eating and my grandmother assigned servers for everything in the kitchen, it was still an enjoyable time. We convened at my aunt’s house, watched the game, talked, laughed and ate some delicious food. The kiddos played outside for majority of the day and we really just caught up and enjoyed each other’s company. I didn’t realize just how much I needed that time with my family this year. Just a moment to forget the world’s problem and reclaim some semblance of normalcy in my life. A moment filled with the sound of pots banging in the kitchen and laughter in the garage where the “Cool Kids” aka the young folk gathered.
Gathering together for a family photo I began to remember just how blessed I am to even have a family to celebrate the holidays with. I am truly thankful because, in spite of a pandemic, my family is here, still healthy and happy. Not to say that 2020 didn’t give us a little bit of a run for our money. However, if we be truly honest and reflect on this last year, the story of loss and grief is something that we have not experienced in close quarters in a long time and for that I am truly grateful. I am Thankful God has allowed me the opportunity to say that although we have been bruised this year, we have not been broken! And I know that is the story that many of us will tell come January 1, 2020.
So, being that we are only midway through this pandemic edition of the holiday season, I am pleased to report I am looking forward to Christmas! Not expecting a lot in gifts, although if you want to be a blessing and get your girl a gift…$CourtneyLM96 (that’s my CASHAPP ;-*), I am expecting a lot of love, joy, and thanksgiving! So, just a slight notice the Mayor Garcetti, we will definitely be wearing our mask, try are very best to social distance, and but I cannot tell a lie, we will be together again before the year is done! Keep smiling and I dare you to find two things your grateful for until December 31st, 2020! Let’s prove to 2020 that we are tougher than they think!
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