Many of us will be celebrating the holidays with family
and friends. It can be a festive time. It can also be a time of great burdens on people.
My wife is about 50/50 on and off, communication wise with her staunch German parents. My wife, bless her heart, is about as perfect a farm girl as was ever raised. Valedictorian of her class, never in trouble, kind, courteous, yet, somehow the boy they never got, was blamed on Karen.
This year, we planned to bring her folks (79) the Thanksgiving dinner, and warm it up in our motor
home parked at a nearby lake, or at their home, their choice. After exchanging a few phone
calls, her sister is invited, but my wife has been asked to stay home. He suggested we need to stay busy where we are.
To say the least, my wife is again devastated and hurt. Not the first time. Her only sister, was on the way, when she heard she will be there alone with them. Both daughters are afraid of them. Both daughters live hours away from their parents.
The father said he did not want a dinner, but wanted to get a few chores done around the house by the sister. She got invited home to work.
I contacted a catering service
, and I am having a turkey
dinner delivered for them. Just because we got uninvited, does not mean we cannot reach out to them with the food
we were going to bring. White meat is pretty dry, maybe he will choke. No pun intended.
This post it to the parents out there. I know it is not always easy, but reach down deep, and be nice to all your family
on the holidays. Holidays are a time of stress to everyone. Do your best, to make sure your kids
know you love them, and they are always welcome for the holidays.