I love all the time you get to spend with friends and family during Thanksgiving and the holidays. It doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, you feel warm and cozy being around loved ones.
Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in India, so it’s kind of up to you how or when you want to get into the “holiday spirit”.
I picked up some candles and I’ve been making A LOT of apple cider, so the apartment almost smells like Thanksgiving, hah. I also set up my Christmas Tree and I’ve ordered a pumpkin pie from our local bakery for today. Later this evening, I plan on making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and listening to Christmas music in the kitchen.
No it’s not the same as being at home, but without all the extra fluff of seasonal commercialization, you learn that it’s actually the little things that make a holiday special.
Tomorrow evening we’re having a late Thanksgiving dinner with some friends. It’s kind of crazy, to think that one day Michael and I will look back and say, “Hey, remember that time when we celebrated Thanksgiving in India with our Canadian friends?”
I miss my family and friends back home a lot and I wish I was getting to visit with them over turkey and pumpkin pie. But I’m thankful for all the Thanksgivings we’ve celebrated in the past and I look forward to all the Thanksgivings we’ll celebrate together in the future.
I’m also thankful for the adventure God has brought Michael and I on (no matter how much I complain sometimes) and I’m thankful we have friends here to celebrate Thanksgiving with. No matter what, the Lord provides.
Sending love and blessings to you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving from India!