I sorta of have a public service announcement and something that really grinds my gears lately.
I am not saying stores should be open for the holiday shopping, but I am saying why are people freaking out? If stores choose to be open, than so be it!
I am not asking for sympathy, but in the 6 years hubby & I have been together this would be our 3rd Thanksgiving together. The only holiday I know for a fact that he has been home for every year is 4th of July.
He has missed my birthdays, his birthdays, our son's birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and way more. I never make a big stink about it. It's the life we are living. I am not saying it doesn't suck, because it does. It sucks more when people start posting pictures of their families together on the holidays and my family is missing a key piece.
Currently, I have a best friend over seas, and this is his second year over seas during the Holidays. He doesn't get to sit around with us and enjoy a nice warm dinner and a warm bed. I always try to make it a point to send him a box of goodies because it's not fair but he NEVER complains about not being home for the holidays.
Hubby's best friend and wife actually aren't going home this year for Thanksgiving as he has to work at midnight.
So with all that said, just be thankful you have a job, a place to live, a warm dinner to eat, and send a little prayer for all those over seas who work EVERY holiday and or don't get the time off or can't afford to go home.