When you have seven kids (3 grown, 1 with a husband and 2 with fiance's), work schedules, school schedules, weather and all sorts of other things tend to get in the way of family holidays and seeing all your kids in one place at one time.
Even though we're in Canada, we're a mixed American-Canadian family and we still celebrate American Thanksgiving. It's also Kevin and Nick (daughter #2's fiance) birthdays, so we have 3 reasons to celebrate, if we can pull off a Saturday that no one has to work an everything else falls into place for our entire tribe to gather. Today was our Thanksgiving dinner and it was so good to see all my kids, grandkids, inlaws, outlaws and others, at the table at the same time.
I'm very thankful for that. :-)