Thursday, November 23, 2006

the ones that won't let you down

i was all set to write this really depressing post about how this Thanksgiving was going to be really crappy because i'm all alone downtown and i have to go into work just as my family will be sitting down to eat scrumptious food and how nothing compares to the way my mother prepares turkey with masala and all the indian side dishes AS WELL as mashed potatoes and cranberry and all that stuff. she's the best, man. but then i took a healthy dose of NyQuil and passed out. for like 14 hours.

but THEN! this morning came a knock on the door and there they were! my mom, dad and brother (who's home for the holiday) came in with all this fantastic food. i guess they were going to some auntie's house for the official meal, but my mom felt so bad that i was alone and would have to work that she prepared a small chicken for me and all the trimmings!

man, even though i couldn't completely taste it, i knew it was fabulous. when i'm most feeling down and out and too proud to admit it, i have people in my life who see through the bravado and do just the thing that i need the most. for that, i am utterly thankful.

i hope all of you had a rich and fulfilling holiday, too.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

aww, they love you. that's so great!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! And your body is sure to respond to such special doctoring, even if your tastebuds were under the nyquil.

Did I mention this was awesome?

Guyana-Gyal said...

Nothing beats family!!! I hope you kept some food for later, store it in the fridge.

Anonymous said...

That is such a sweet thing to happen! Moms are so incredible. So is the rest of the family. We should all have families. It makes life worth living.

willowtree said...

Man, nothing beats family.

Sometimes.

Well most times.

Glad you had a good day!

Anonymous said...

That is so great! Gotta love family!