I hope you had a great Thanksgiving...I know I did. This year was my families turn to have us for Thanksgiving, and all four sisters were able to make it, but neither of the brothers. I was nervous a little, because we haven't ever prepared a thanksgiving dinner without my Mom to head it up, but I think she would be proud of us. We pulled it together, and it was beautiful. The children, the mayflower replicas made out of paper placed on the tables as centerpieces, the hand made name plates at each table setting, the hand cut napkin rings with turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indians on them, the sparkling lights filling the room from the disco ball slowly spinning on the ceiling, and last but not least...the food. Oh the food. We ate like kings and queens...and princess of course (Layla was there you know).
The only thing that could have made it better would have been to have the rest of my family there. I knew before hand that a couple families wouldn't be able to come, so I recorded this little jig for them. My brother in law had his projector set up for the kids to watch movies in one room, so we played this on it after our feast.
It is kind of a scary thing to write a song, and share it with others, because it can be such a personal thing. In this case, it definitely is. I wrote "rely on my dreams" about my Mom after she passed away, and I didn't think I would ever share it with people, but I built up the nerve to record it for my family. I thought it would be a nice tribute to Mom, and help us all keep her in our thoughts on this day to be grateful. We do have so much to be grateful for in this year of trials. It has been a tough one for all of us, but I can see that we have been so incredibly blessed through our trials, and are coming out of them with deeper understanding, strength, gratitude, respect, and love.
After hearing the song, one of my sisters has been convincing me to share it. I have to say, I had a cold and was starting to lose my voice when I sang this...so it's not the best, but I hope the message can still touch your heart. Maybe remind you of someone you have loved, and are separated from for now.