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User Topic: Survived Thanksgiving
Member # 33886
Default  Posted: 6:03 PM, November 29th (Friday)

I know some of you are waiting for an update.

We made it.

The one hiccup was a lovely text I received from a family member that I don't ever hear/see/talk to. I haven't seen them in several years and we just aren't close, even remotely. And suddenly, as if by magic, they have my cell number and send me this obnoxious text yesterday morning:

"Hi! Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have an awesome day. I so miss being with my family and wish I had been blessed with parents like yours to spend this once a year holiday with. Please give my love to your mother. I love you all."

Excuse me for just a sec but....

Well it seems you're all clued into the family drama, you're obviously in very close contact with Mother. Send her your own dang love. We all know you talked to her before sending this text and that you told her my response. Which was simply, "Happy Thanksgiving. Love you too."

Nice game. I'm not playing.

Ya know, just when I start thinking, "Hmm...maybe I'll text Mother today just to be nice and say hi", something like this happens and I'm like, "Mmmmm yeah, better not."


Us four displaced orphans trekked to BIL's kinfolk's place. It was interesting to sit in a chair, in the middle of another family's Thanksgiving. To watch their traditions. To watch the women in the kitchen preparing the meal. (I swear it was like a constant episode of the Golden Girls.) To watch the guys talk hunting and figuring out a game plan for recovering Uncle Lou's gun from a mining shaft he dropped it down that morning.

We were accepted with open arms. They were kind, were hospitable, and they were sad when we left. They wanted us to stay the night to spare us the 2 1/2 hour ride home. Invited us back any old time, there's always a room available.

It was a different experience. But it was cool. QS had a wonderful time. He was relaxed. Which put me more at ease.

I came home knowing that we did the best we could. We did our own thing. And it was totally ok. And it's not the end of the world.

Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne

Posts: 6300 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: South, Y'all!
Member # 35619
Default  Posted: 6:23 PM, November 29th (Friday)

D final 8/2012

Posts: 4000 | Registered: May 2012 | From: southeast
Member # 33226
Default  Posted: 6:24 PM, November 29th (Friday)

Good job on the text response. So pleased that you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving on YOUR terms.

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

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Member # 15162
Default  Posted: 6:25 PM, November 29th (Friday)

FBH - 42
FWW - 43 (BrokenRoad)
2 kids 7&12

The people you do your life with shape the life you live

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Default  Posted: 6:32 PM, November 29th (Friday)


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Default  Posted: 6:48 PM, November 29th (Friday)

Very glad to hear it!!

"I need to be redeemed to the one I've sinned against because he's all I ever knew of love"

Posts: 873 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: Massachusetts
Member # 37735
Default  Posted: 9:12 PM, November 29th (Friday)

This is the first day of the rest of your life!

together 25 yrs, married 24 yrs, 4 children;Rebuilding
D Day: 5/10/2011 PA
OW: WH's co-worker,divorced, no children, 20 yrs younger than I-----& she knew he was married, had met our kids, but that did not stop her from trying to destroy our family

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Default  Posted: 8:16 AM, November 30th (Saturday)

I'm happy for you guys! Keep up the boundaries.

WH - 44
BW - gerrygirl

Posts: 6099 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Boise
Member # 36853
Default  Posted: 11:28 AM, November 30th (Saturday)

WTG Aubrie!!!!!

FWW 40's
D-day August 27, 2012
3 kids and 2 dogs

I edit often because I make a lot of typos. ☺️

Posts: 1499 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Deep South, USA
Member # 25341
Default  Posted: 1:10 PM, November 30th (Saturday)

Great job, and I'm glad it went well!!

Me (BS), Him (WH): early 50's
3 DS: teens!!! :)
M: 25 (19 1/2 at Dday), Together 30
Dday: Dec 2008
Limbo-ish, again (after multiple S) -- weighing my options

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