Woah! Is it already Sunday?! I can’t believe how fast this holiday break has gone. It has definitely been a busy few days but I’ve enjoyed my time nonetheless.
Thanksgiving Recap: I celebrated Thanksgiving differently this year. To begin the day, my sister and I ran the Columbus Turkey Trot. We really lucked out as the weather was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Sunny blue skies, fifty degrees, no wind = perfect running weather. We finished the five miles in about fifty minutes and then met back up with Marty and her boyfriend, Alex.
After the race, we parted ways and Marty and I headed out to Granville, Ohio to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family. The feast was delicious (I mean, I don’t think Thanksgiving food can taste bad – it’s really the best combination of foods) and it was nice to spend some time with his side of the family.
I have to admit that I was a bit melancholy all week (when I thought about missing my side of the families gathering in Cincinnati) but when the actual day came, I found myself really excited about new traditions and experiences. Truth is: Marty and I can’t make it to both celebrations on Thanksgiving. We have to switch back and forth each year. But that’s okay.
Was I really complaining about where I would spend my Thanksgiving? Regardless of location, I would be with my family.
I reflected on the day as Marty and I drove home from Granville…I had been selfish in wanting the day to go my way, the way I was used to, keeping to my traditions. It’s not all about me!
I think this was the toughest thing to admit.
There are countless families unable to spend the holidays together. Some can’t afford travel expenses, while others can’t afford the food and I’m complaining about how and where I spend my day? It’s not all about me!
It is through Gods grace that I was able to see my selfishness that day, and truthfully, I had such a wonderful time. There was no reason to have been melancholy in the first place. Delicious food, beautiful weather, amazing family and new traditions.
The next day…
The morning started off a bit rocky. I was on my way to pick up my sister around 9:30AM when my accelerator stopped working on the highway. Thank God that I was still close to home and Marty was able to come get me and have my car towed (which Ford fixed for free- yay!) He dropped me off with my mom and aunt and we headed up to the Morgan House – a charming, old log cabin full boutiques and shops within a building that spans over 18,000 square feet (if you live in Columbus and are ever in the need of Christmas cheer, head to this place!) We spent the morning browsing the festive rooms and then enjoyed lunch before heading out to a few stores to conclude Black Friday.
How was your holiday? If you’re married, do you have to split your time two places or do you switch each year?