I have had much to be thankful for this year. On Monday, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our American friend Uncle Tal. His family is on furlough and he came back to do some work. He's been staying with us. We had chicken, stuffing, green beans, corn, and mashed potatoes with banana chocolate-chip cake for dessert. So that is my first thing on my Thanksgiving list. Food! When you live in Africa, you see and interact with children who are starving on a day-to-day basis. You come to appreciate food more. Of course, that doesn't mean we're perfect and sometimes I still forget that there are children right on our doorstep who don't have enough to eat.
|Our Canadian flag (and apple juice) on the table for Thanksgiving.|
I am also so thankful for my family. Once again, living here has taught me to appreciate what I have. Since New Hope's mission is "bringing the fatherhood of God to the fatherless", we obviously know a lot of people who have no parents. Not only do I have loving parents, but Christian ones. I am truly blessed by the parents God has given me. My siblings too. Yes, we do have our arguments, but we do truly love one another and are very thankful for each other.
And my friends, friends across the world. I have Ugandan, Congolese, Rwandan, British, Canadian, and American friends. I have never lacked friends. Wherever I have lived, I have made friends and kept them. Over the summer, we were able to meet up with many friends who I hadn't seen in over a year and for some it was much longer. And then we came back to our friends here. So I'm thankful for friends!
|Kara, Catriona, me, and Kasana|