Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. Thanksgiving 2020 is one we will not soon forget. A pandemic changes things dramatically but I am choosing to focus on the positives instead of the negatives this season as I shared in Monday’s post.
If you remember back in September I shared we were joining a new club. The grandparent club. I am beyond thrilled to announce that our sweet grandson, Theodore (Theo) Hu Chiles, arrived 9 days early on November 14th. He and Mommy and Daddy are doing great and are adjusting to their new little family of three (and Penny the Corgi).
We fell in love with him the moment we saw him, of course, and Micah and Wendy have been very good about sending pictures and letting us FaceTime with them. What would we do without that?
While we are unsure when we will be able to actually visit in person and hold that darling little boy in our arms he has already captured our hearts completely. For now we are being unselfish and doing what we feel is the right thing to do – not travel to see him. Is it easy? No. But is it the right thing to do at this point. Absolutely.
Everyone says that being a grandparent is THE best thing in the world. I have to agree that so far this little guy has captured our hearts and even if we don’t live close to them he is a part of our daily life now. We are forever asking each other “What do you think Theo is doing now?”
The past week has been a emotional week of ups and downs. My mom fell and spent some time in the hospital and there is the constant concern about her decline. The pandemic is still raging with new surges and people ignoring travel restrictions. Families are experiencing a lot of loss in so many ways but when I look at this sweet little baby face there is hope. There is always hope and on this Thanksgiving I will thank God for this new life and for all that He has blessed us with.
May your Thanksgiving be filled with hope and love, full plates and tummies and all of the long distance love from family that you can possibly soak up. I am thankful for YOU.