It’s true; I’m reminded of this fact each and every time I sit down to a meal with my family … especially holiday meals.
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As Thanksgiving approaches, the true value of uniting family over our favourite meals becomes more apparent than ever.
With this in mind, the Loblaws® team decided to surprise customer Matthew Rome and his family with a Thanksgiving treat. Working with Loblaws® chefs, we brought beloved Rome family recipes to life after the loss of Matthew’s wife and united his whole family to share in the experience. Today, Loblaws® released a heart-warming video that documents that experience.
It’s time; once again, for families across the country to gather and share in their own unique recipes and traditions. This Thanksgiving will be a difficult time for me. My mom is in the late stage of Alzheimer’s, and it seems to continue to progress quite rapidly. She no longer slides in and out of good moments; instead she seems to maintain herself in that dream-like state (she isn’t here, nor is she there). While I’m thankful for still having my mom, I can’t help but wish I had more of her. Our Thanksgiving meal will have one less family member at the table, but she is always with us.
I will be visiting my mom in her long term care facility. She won’t know who I am, but I’m thankful just the same.