I wanted to take a few minutes and share something with you all. Some of you know the thing with my dad, but in the last few years while Mom was still alive and they were in their house, they didn't want members of the extended family and their partners and spouses in their house because of not accepting their orientation.
Well, now that Mom's gone, Dad has had some time to reflect, and he has pretty much on his own, realized he was wrong, humbly apologized to my mother and father in law, and now, he's been invited to Thanksgiving dinner with everyone together.
I can't tell you how much he's looking forward to it and visiting with everyone, and formally apologizing to everyone and for the years that were needlessly lost. For Renee and I it's been 7 or 8 years since they've attended -- for holidays we've had to visit first my parents then her parents, or vice versa, and give them all similar attention so that no one felt slighted. This year will be wonderful.
What are your plans this Thanksgiving and beyond?