Monday, November 30, 2009

Then and Now

This Thanksgiving, while I on my way to my families, I had a memory of a Thanksgiving Day ten years ago. The memory, made me realize how grateful I am for my new life. A close friend of mine was making a big Thanksgiving meal for family and friends out in New Jersey. I knew I was going to be there all day and way into the night. So I packed what I thought to be important to me to have for the day. I brought my pocketbook and a shopping bag. In the bag I put ten individual Tupperware dishes, so my friend could fill them up with leftovers for me to take home. I was not going to take a chance that he would run out of takeout dishes. The other item in the bag was a hand held shower massager that I had someone take out of my shower so I could bring it with me. At that time, I was so big that I could not take care of myself after I went to the bathroom, I needed to bring the hose to hook up in my friends shower so that I could wash myself throughout the day. This memory boggles my mind, because it is not an isolated incident, this was the way I was used to living.

Fast forward now to ten years later to this past Thanksgiving, the only thing I brought to my families was my pocketbook and a hostess gift. It was an effortless day of playing with my 2 yr old cousin and helping to clean the table after dinner. I did not have to worry about anything. I am so happy to have been a dinner guest as opposed to having it myself, because of one thing LEFTOVERS! If I ever make Thanksgiving, I will assure you that all the food will be packed to go for those who came. The only thing I would keep is the turkey and the veggies. I know my weaknesses. Some people pride themselves on being able to handle leftovers, but not me, no way no how. I am glad that I know myself that well after all these years and I am very happy to enjoy a holiday, and not have to eat the whole next week. Hope that you had a great thanksgiving and enjoy all the upcoming holidays. With love, Stacey

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

STACEY, THAT WAS SUCH POIGNANT STORY. I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE IN A GOOD PLACE NOW.
your FRIEND.
"No Comment"

November 30, 2009 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

Dear " No Comment"- No Comment! LOL!

December 1, 2009 at 5:26 PM  

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