― Thanksgiving was a low key affair with two of my favorite peoples. Although, it was unlike any Thanksgiving I've ever experienced before. ∙ I'm used to lots of loud familial bantering. ∙ Food that stretches into meals for many days after. ∙ The knowing that everything is right and where it should be. Everyone is where they should be. ∙ But it wasn't. And they weren't. ∙ Not really. ∙ This was the first holiday spent without her. Without mom. [...].