It was Thanksgiving. The Kessingers, old and new, were gathered for Thanksgiving dinner. All except for Sara. And Sara's parents, Ben and Melanie Kessinger, who were upstairs, standing in Sara's doorway. Ben and Melanie's hearts sank, as they watched their daughter sleep.
"The poor thing," Melanie said, full of concern, not yet ready to leave her daughter.
"I know. I feel terrible," Ben said, shaking his head, as he watched his stepdaughter sleeping hard. "I really do."
"It was a full-blown TC?"
"Um. Yeah." Ben shook his head, looking down.
"My baby's gonna miss Thanksgiving..." Melanie said, shaking her head and starting to cry again.
"I know." Ben rubbed his wife's back "I'm so sorry," Ben said, tearing up. "I'm so sorry."
27 hours earlier...