Today I'm thankful for family brought together by the holiday. Just having our four sons and future daughter-in-law together is fantastic, but we also are blessed to be joined by my older brother's family. They've come from near and far, mostly far: Michigan, Indiana, Florida, Maryland and downstate Illinois to our Chicago home.
Modern careerism means mobility in all its forms. Skype, Facebook, email and texting, and good 'ol fashioned cell phones help keep us connected.
But nothing can replace a real, honest-to-goodness, in-person visit.
Happy Thanksgiving, all!