While sitting down to dinner this Thanksgiving, I started to think of the many brides that I had the privilege to work with over the year and wondered how they were planning to spend their holidays with their new family.
Every family has its own traditions and no one really ever wants to see those traditions end.
I know that for many years, I have been at my mother's house the 2 days prior to Thanksgiving assisting with the cooking and the baking. Then there is the day-of festivities of baking the turkey, chasing the men out of the kitchen, agonizing over another Thanksgiving football game, searching through the Black Friday deals, eating dinner, searching through more ads, eating again, and then shopping with the girls til 6am.
Of course, when families grow some of those details have to change. Its called compromise and it isn't always easy. Maybe you spend Thanksgiving with your family and Christmas with your spouse's. Maybe you spend your first Thanksgiving as husband and wife in your own home and call your mother for all of your favorite recipes (fresh cranberries).
Whatever you decide to do, remember that the holidays are about family and you must compromise to include all traditions. Breathe...you will get through it.
Would love to know what traditions you and your spouse couldn't live without.