It wasn't easy. It wasn't all that fun.
It was hard. And emotionally challenging. It was trying. And exhausting.
It was difficult. But also? It was strengthening.
Because family? Whether you see them often, or not so much... is still family. And when things get tough? Families pull together.
So this Thanksgiving, when a major decision had to be made as to the future of my grandfather, and his living situation? I was so thankful that our family pulled together, instead of pulling apart.
And for that, I am so very thankful. (And for the cousin hotline. Because without that? I am sure that this week would have been much different. love)