Thanksgiving was quiet for us this year. Our kids weren’t going to be here, which made me sad. I loved those huge dinners we used to give. Sometimes as many as 16 or 20 people would crowd around our dining room table. We’d usually invite all the strays to join us too. Strays, meaning those friends with nowhere to go for the holiday. If you’re cooking for 12, adding a few more is easy. This year it was a surprise to feel like we were the strays, even though we were going to a close friends house for dinner.
But on Thanksgiving Eve, we got an unexpected surprise! My daughter was flying to Chile for a holiday, with a connecting flight through San Francisco. United decided her plane had technical difficulties and canceled her flight, in SFO.
Rather than catch a different flight to Houston, where she would miss her connection to Chile, she came home to surprise us. I was so happy to see her, I almost cried.
As we sat by a roaring fire, enjoying a glass of wine and each other’s company, I felt so thankful for technical difficulties and the magic it can bring.
We got a text this morning that she’s landed safely in Santiago. I’ll feel happier when she lands back home.
There’s nothing wrong with starting your day with left-over Pecan Pie, so that’s what I did. My day will be quiet. How about yours?
Style Your Day Beautifully,