Dear Mom + Dad,
Thanksgiving was your favorite holiday, bar none. It was the most special of them all, the only day of the year everyone else acted the way you two did each and every average Sunday: preparing food for the ones you love in a most festive way, with great attention to detail for the ritual and sheer joy of it.
Today, I raise my glass to the rituals you gave me to pass on to my family. I’m grateful. I love you. I miss you. Happy Thanksgiving.