Thanksgiving has almost always meant large family gatherings for me. Sixteen people or so when I was little. More recently gatherings with my husband’s parents, a couple of his four siblings and their families And now our children have started families. Someone is always flying to or from these large family gatherings. I have done a lot of that flying and so often feel so sad at leaving, but so fulfilled and grateful for the time and love we all have shared.
This year was very different. My husband and I ate alone, grateful this year to be at home on Maui together with the love we share. Again though I flew after Thanksgiving, but this time to a small family gathering of just my daughter, son-in-law and my 4 month old granddaughter. When I fly home in a little while I will be sad, fulfilled and grateful.
This is part of mauishopgirls photo challenge for this week.