Thanksgiving will be the first holiday since we lost my mom. She passed away on Sept. 16th. The kids and I talked about spending the day with my dad, but to my shock and dismay - he has "recently" started dating and will be spending the day with his new female friend! Anyway - the kids and I are planning on spending the day with some family friends who have kind of adopted us. (Their kids can't come home.) And I am thankful that we won't be alone for the day. But I am really dreading Christmas because I think I will be faced with the same problem.....Really wish I could just "skip" the next month or so and move on to January!