November 26, 2009


For the fourth consecutive Thanksgiving, I am spending the day away from my family. The first year was spent cooking serving food at a halfway house in Delaware. And, for the third year, today I am spending the holiday in Denver with friends.

Although I miss my family in South Dakota, I have never felt lonely while away from them on Thanksgiving day. I have been fortunate in my life to have lived a number of places, making amazing friends along the way -- they have become my family too. I am so grateful to be living a life filled with wonderful family and friends and I know that no matter how many miles may be between any of us, we are always there for each other and for this, I am truly grateful.