I love writing about Thanksgiving. I love eating my grandma’s turkey and saving room for pumpkin pie. I love looking at Christmas ads with my mom and cousins.

It’s a time to celebrate family, harvest and all that we have to be thankful for.

This year, I have even more to be thankful for than usual. We are expecting a baby boy this winter, and I couldn’t be more excited.

We’ve prayed and dreamed about this day for years, and the road here hasn’t been easy.

Last year, I was also expecting a baby. A girl. But the day before Thanksgiving, I found out that we lost her.

It was the hardest holiday season I’ve ever experienced. But from the lowest, darkest moments to now, my friends and family have supported us and made it possible for us to heal.

My AgriNews family, the farmers that I work with — everyone has been understanding as we’ve quietly dealt with the tough times and celebrated the good times.

Life isn’t easy, and it certainly doesn’t always make sense. We all have our trials and hardships.

This year, so many farmers are struggling to finish up harvest. Some are dealing with the loss of loved ones. Some in California are dealing with losing everything to wildfires.

No matter what hand we’ve been dealt, at least there’s one day a year when we can all celebrate the good times.

Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at AgriNews.

Erica Quinlan can be reached at 800-426-9438, ext. 193, or equinlan@agrinews-pubs.com. Follow her on Twitter at: @AgNews_Quinlan.

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