A Holiday Tradition

img_0074My Featured Blogger this week is the familiarly-named Tammy Wynette of 5th Generation Girl. Author and motivational speaker Tammy is also a community leader and role model in Sacramento, California, as well as a certified advocate and peer-support specialist for the mentally ill. In other words: this woman walks the talk. Every. Day.


I’m not sure why; during my adulthood, I’d jump out of my Halloween costume and begin preparing for Christmas. It wasn’t until one year at ages 10 and 17 my children asked why we never celebrate Thanksgiving. I didn’t have an answer for them at that precise moment. My only thought was a memory of frustration years before in an attempt at cooking my first turkey. After thawing it for obviously not long enough, it was still frozen after retrieving it from the oven. I did learn how to prepare a delightful turkey along with all the fixings and what it really boiled down to being too much work for a single mom to celebrate both holidays. Besides, I’d always remained thankful throughout the year in recognizing our many blessings and simply hadn’t given the actual holiday much thought. It was no different than my birthday, simply another day. As…

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7 Responses to A Holiday Tradition

  1. I liked her post a LOT, Mitch.

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  2. Hello Tammy. I found your post both heartwarming and reassuring. Your kids are most fortunate to have a mom who understands the real meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas; who has, so successfully, bestowed her wisdom upon them. If only there were more caring parents, such as you. Happy Holidays!

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  3. Webb Blogs says:

    Now that’s a beautiful post.

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  4. K.L. Hale says:

    What a beautiful tradition Tammy and her family have. Mitch, I always enjoy you connecting us with such wonderful individuals! It’s such an encouragement to meet fine people!

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  5. What a wonderful message. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I agree. I follow Tammy, and she seems like a wonderful and caring person. Congratulations, Tammy!

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