As most people would say, I’m most thankful for my family and those I care about. However, just like everyone else, sometimes we can go through rough patches. From that, it can be hard to put aside differences and reconcile. But, one thing that I’ll always cherish is the way my family and I can come together on Thanksgiving and surround each other with the love we all share.
One specific memory I have is from a few years ago. At the time, many of my family members lived across different states, all at different stages in life. With everyone’s busy lives, it was hard to stay in contact with all of them. I expected we would all have our own separate Thanksgiving celebrations and leave it at that. Surprisingly, my parents drove my siblings and me to my grandmother’s house, where I was shocked to see most of my family already there. I thought that there would be tension with how losing connection severed some relationships with one another. In contrast to that, the day was filled with laughter and love. It seemed that no matter where everyone was, or any situations they had with someone before, there was only peace and positivity in the air.
By: Victoria Reyes '20