Melissa, This beautiful story brought tears to my eyes. I loved it on so many levels. Your wisdom about wishing things were different than they are is so true. The beautiful illustration of making the best of what we have with a blue pen, is a great reminder. And having worked with people living with dementia for the past seven years, the poignant scene of your Thanksgiving dinner with your father-in-law rang so true to me. Thank you for writing such a beautiful, and hopeful, piece about life as it is and the joys that are all around us. Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️

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