May you have a peaceful gathering with friends, family, or four leggeded. May the food on your table fill your stomach and may the love that surrounds you fill your heart with love and joy. May the differences between you and then be put away forever or at least for a couple of hours.
And, take a moment, in your day to think about what our ancestors had to overcome, work through, adjust to, believe in to bring us to this moment in time.
When you do genealogy you don't just collect names to see families, you see the loss of families, names die out, sickness and poverty take many. You follow a line to see that it's future really does depend on one remaining person. You see people crowded on a boat, poor living conditions, frightened trying to make a life for themselves and their family. You see history and none of us would be here without our history.
Enjoy this day because YOU are here and know that there is also a REASON why YOU ARE HERE.
Thank YOU for being part of my life.
:)Bea, Happy Thanksgiving To YOU!