Thanksgiving Dinner after the Divorce
Submitted by mellowmama
We usually set out a big buffet table and everyone goes through a line and helps themselves (including the kids) then they go find a place and sit (couch, table, kid's room). This year we will do the same thing but some Thanksgiving visitors will not be here this year.
My father in law died 2 years ago.
My mom will be working to help feed the homeless at a shelter along with the rest of her church group.
My former sister-in-law and my hubby's brother were divorced this month so she won't be there and their her kids might not make it either. She is keeping the kids from him to punish him and he is very depressed now.
She is nice to me but more like distantly polite. I guess it shows who your true friends are when stuff like this happens. She used to call me all of the time and chat and now I don't hear from her at all. I am quickly losing respect for her because of the way that she's treating her kids and others. It will be very different for sure but I feel that we should be thankful for the health and presence of ourselves and other family members.
I know Christmas will be different too this year, but I know we will all eventually adjust. The people hit the hardest will be my brother-in-law and his kids.