Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Winds that Blow

Pin It The frivolous snow tumbles down from the darkened sky as the smells of fresh Tortellini Soup drifts about the house mixed with the aroma of freshly-baked rolls. Christmas lights twinkle from the tree in the living room while the strains of Alison Krauss drift lazily about the air—mixing into a potpourri of deliciousness.

I dipped the last few cake bites in the ambrosia chocolate; as I placed them on the waxed paper to cool, the front door opened. At first I thought it must have been of its own accord; not shut properly and hence blown open from the gusts of wintry wind. However, instead of a misguided storm as an assailant, three family members pushed through door, laden down with bags and blankets, with them came a few crystalline flakes which immediately began to melt upon touching down in the warmed interior.

I find that words now fail me with this overwhelming feeling of thankfulness—gratitude for siblings—for the love parents here and absent—for family.

The warm interior of the house now has yet another sense added into it—a new sensation to blend like marshmallows in velvety hot chocolate and wrapped in a cocoon of eiderdown.

This is Thanksgiving.

14 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Having family visit you is the best time,any time.

Gerb said...

Ah... I love that song. Enjoy the time with your family - and happy Thanksgiving.

Kris said...

Jason the funny things is, that song reminds me of the holidays and family in Chewelah, in the big blue house.

Rachel said...

Did they bring huckleberries with them??? :)

Thanksgiving to me means family. Lots and lots of family and I am so not going to go into the fact that that is why I'm feeling down this Thanksgiving because I wanted to go home but my parents aren't home this year and I want to be around my family!!!!!

So be grateful I didn't go into it. :D Next year in Jerusalem!

Have a wonderful time with your family and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Just SO said...

Cake bites? Yum!

Family? Even better.

Jess T said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year! No pressures, just family. Love it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lauren K said...

Teach in Fourth, I just realized (yes just now) that I should probably explain why you are on my blog roll when you have no idea who I am. I read Apron Stage and you guest posted there once upon a time and I liked your blog and I'm pretty sure that's the entire story. I hope that's okay.

P.S. I'm also a fan of this post and Kenny Loggins. Happy Thanksgiving!

Teachinfourth said...

B - Amen!

G - I love it, too. I hope that your family endeavors will be fun as well.

L - Hakuna Matata. I'm flattered that you think I'm worthy to add to a blogroll.

Truly.

Do it again...

J - Bring on the stuffing and mashed potatoes.

K - It really does bring back memories of similar days for me, too.

S - You have no idea...sinfully delicious (cake bites, not family).

R - Alas, they did not. I mentioned it to my dad, but he was apprehensive, letting me know that Huckleberries were not as abundant as in years past.

Bummer...

Rachel said...

Bummer is right! Sigh......I guess you can still be my friend.

Teachinfourth said...

R - Whew!

Kathy V said...

Thanksgiving did make for a wonderful family time.

Celebrate Me Home is an all time favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing it.

Teachinfourth said...

K - One more thing which makes it possible for us to connect with others.

Hope your holiday was wonderful.

mywest said...

Being surrounded by my children during this enjoyable holiday was some of the best medicine I could have taken. (Also being part of "Black Friday") What a experience...lets do it again next year!!!!!

Yancy said...

It was good medicine for us to. And Dad, I'm totally game for next year! :)

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