I discovered recently while having Christmas ornaments made with family photos that my family did not take a lot of holiday pictures.
There were a handful of photos when I was a baby and small child, and then virtually nothing during the rest of my childhood. Of course, back then, we didn’t have the devices that make taking photos and videos so easy now.
It made me a bit sad that there were so few photos of holiday celebrations, but I am thankful I have the memories. There were no fancy Thanksgiving recipes, it was all from boxes and cans, but it was my favorite meal of the year, because it was made with love and it was a meal my parents and I looked forward to so much.
There won’t be any more meals with my parents in this lifetime, but I consider myself fortunate to have such memories.