Gathering around the table with loved ones is Rita’s favorite part of Thanksgiving. This year, Dreamweaver made this holiday exceptionally special for Rita and 15 of her family members.

Rita and her family spent many years at the lake house. With big open windows and a beautiful lake view, the house was special because it held memories, parties, gatherings and stories. However, since Rita moved to Richmont, she hasn’t been able to spend as much time at the family home.

Jeff, from Serene Care Hospice nominated Rita to receive a Dream. With the help of her daughter, Theresa, a Dream was planned that would bring Rita to her family home to celebrate Thanksgiving a few weeks early with a big meal and family photos.

With the food warming in the oven, photographer Oliva snapped the smiles and warm hugs of Rita’s family. She looked beautiful in her classy outfit—her favorite black and white—from Von Maur. When the photos were complete, everyone gathered around the table to share in good company and a warm meal. Turkey and mashed potatoes, bread rolls and pie— all of the classic fixings were passed around the table.

Her daughter expressed tremendous gratitude for the day. She shared that Rita, “looked beautiful and ate up a storm!” as is expected at a Thanksgiving feast.

Thank you to HyVee, Von Maur, Midwest Medical and Olivia for making this Dream possible for Rita!