The Last Bite of Pumpkin Pie

by Sherry Riter in Holiday

I love pumpkin pie and my sister made a very delicious one for Thanksgiving. The crust was flaky and the filling was smooth and flavorful. With a dollop of whipped cream, it was the perfect ending to a great meal.

As I was eating the pie, I thought about how much Dad loved spending the holidays with us and how much I missed him today. I looked across the table at Mom and felt such a sense of sadness that with each minute, my time with her gets shorter. She said to me once that no matter how much time we have with those we love, it will never be enough.

Mom is so right.

It is never easy knowing that you won’t see someone any more because they have passed away. The last time you were with them is truly the very last time you will enjoy their company.

Anyway, one of the saddest moments of the Thanksgiving meal was when I took my last bite of pumpkin pie. Nothing compares to that bite because I know that no other delicious food will follow it and that makes the flavor even better.

My sister's pumpkin pie

“Vegetables are a must on a diet.
I suggest carrot cake,
zucchini bread,
and pumpkin pie.”

Jim Davis

Firsts and lasts are always some of the most memorable experiences. Just for the fun of it, think about some of your firsts and lasts…


  1. First real best friend
  2. First pet
  3. First day at school
  4. First time you rode a bicycle
  5. First date
  6. First kiss
  7. First wedding
  8. First funeral
  9. First job
  10. First car


  1. Last time you cried
  2. Last pet
  3. Last day of school
  4. Last time you rode a bicycle
  5. Last kiss
  6. Last wedding
  7. Last funeral
  8. Last time you said “I love you”
  9. Last time you danced
  10. Last time you smiled at a stranger

As you are enjoying the moments of your life, try to make sure that if this was your last few hours to live, you would truly be living life to the fullest. Savor it like you do the last bite of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.

The Redhead Riter

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1 Bev November 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

As I read I felt sadness for the things that will be no more but then as I read on, I felt gladness that came with the firsts. A good reminder at the end to get out and do some of the things we love before our days are over.

Holidays do tend to make us remember those we have lost. But cling to the hope that when the Lord returns we will see them again.

And yes, mom is so right. And that pumpkin pie looked so yummy! Good pic!


2 Holly November 27, 2010 at 7:15 am

"Be thankful for what you have and don't take anything for granted." From my uncle on his FB status the day before Thanksgiving when he spoke of dealing with the holidays for the first time without my aunt. Very true and your post made me think of that.



3 Jill November 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Savor life like the last bite of pumpkin pie…truly words to live by!


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