Week 2: Thanksgiving

The holidays are a great time for families to gather and remind themselves how rich they truly are.  If you have people who love you, a roof over your head, and food on the table you have much more than you think.

I spent this year’s Thanksgiving with my boyfriend Dezi’s mother and his younger  half-brothers. He has a lot more siblings than just the two shown here (don’t even ask about the crazy family drama, relationships, and living situations) but we had a small gathering for the festivities on this occasion.  The whole reason Dezi and I moved down to Florida was to be closer to his family and 6 of his younger siblings (he has 7 altogether). Unfortunately Dezi’s father passed away back in the Spring of 2015 and that prompted him to make the journey down the east coast and back to the land of sunshine.

I was ready to leave Virginia myself, ready for a new adventure. And so we packed up our things and came down to begin life anew, to be closer to the little troublemakers that he loves unconditionally and to be positive role models for them in life. All too much the world is cruel; it drags you down and for children it can crush their hopes and dreams. We strive to show the kids that there are happy, healthy ways to live and that as long as they work hard and help one another they will have everything in life that they need.

Our goals should always center around being rich in love and friendships. All the money, power, and fame in the world amounts to nothing if you don’t have someone to share it with.

So stop. Take a moment to call your mother and tell her your miss her. Give your children hugs often. Cherish your partner with everything that you have. For life surrounded by the ones we love is the only way to live life indeed.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you (in U.S.) and may the rest of our holiday season be filled with laughter, smiles, and love from the heart.

Yours for happy writing,

Lady Jenji

 

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