Thanksgiving can be hard. Please know it's okay for your heart to be filled with grief and gratitude at the same time.

The holidays are not just good or bad, happy or sad. They are both. There is joy. There is pain. There is grief. There is gratitude.

And there is YOU, right in the middle of it all. Wrap your tender heart in love and know that is why you are here. For hope and ache. Happiness and grief. The future and the past. Today and tomorrow.

I am so grateful for you. HAPPY THANKSGIVING, with love, today and always.


Merrill (who is really missing her mom)