Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Brought To Us

This Thanksgiving was probably one of my favorites of all time.
We didn't go anywhere special. In fact, it was forbidden after our doctor's appointment on Wednesday. I didn't spend all day in the kitchen cooking my first turkey, anxiously awaiting family to come over and spend our first Thanksgiving in our new home. Family did come over, but not because we planned it. I didn't have a Thanksgiving tablescape that I researched for weeks on Pinterest. I had no Thanksgiving decorations - at all. I actually have Christmas decorations up because we don't know when our little peanut will arrive in the next coming weeks. Our Thanksgiving was pretty much the opposite of what we had planned. But it was still perfect.

Let me rewind a bit.
Our Thanksgiving was planned to go like this:
We were going to head to Cody's parents house Thanksgiving morning and spend the morning and afternoon with them. We've never spent Thanksgiving with them on the day of, and we were both really looking forward to it. After spending the majority of the day with them, we were going to head back to our house, pack up our dogs, and head straight to my parents' house for a Thanksgiving dinner that would surely cap off a great day giving thanks and being surrounded by everybody we loved. That was our plan.

But plans change.
And they changed quickly after our doctor's appointment on Wednesday.
Complete bed rest.
Not moderate bed rest - complete.
Which meant, no traveling for this mama on Thanksgiving.
Although I know that her health and my health is the priority, I couldn't help feeling a little disappointed.

After making the calls to our families, sharing the news, there was no hesitation and no doubt from either side that they were going to make sure our Thanksgiving was just as special as we originally planned. And that it was.

Just like we originally planned, Cody's family brought us a full Thanksgiving lunch and my family brought to us a full Thanksgiving dinner. No short cuts - full meals cooked and packed up just for us. Hams, turkeys, dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casseroles - you name it. There was never once a hint of inconvenience from either side - nothing but love and understanding for our tiny bump in the road. What started off as a hint of disappointment, turned out to be a day of complete perfection thanks to our families. We not only were able to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but were shown so much love from the people that mean the most to us. Our bump in the road brought all the people we love under our roof, and we couldn't have been more thankful. Although we didn't plan on hosting our first Thanksgiving in our new home, I wouldn't have wanted our Thanksgiving to go any other way.

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  1. I'm so glad you got such a special day! Thinking of you and hoping for a quick, healthy and happy delivery :)

  2. Love that your family was able to gather around and support you. I pray this bed rest goes smoothly and you meet healthy little one once she is ready.

  3. I'm so glad that even though Thanksgiving turned out a little different than expected, that it was a great day! So nice of your families to bring you complete meals! Hope the rest of bed rest goes well - only a little bit longer!!

  4. It's so wonderful to have such a supportive and understanding family! So glad you still got to have a good Thanksgiving, and next year will be even better with little Miss running around :)