Thursday, November 22, 2012
For the first time in our family life here on Maui, we are celebrating Thanksgiving by ourselves. No friends around. Just us - Bradley, Gardner, Noelle and Liza. It feels kinda weird. We are used to having friends in our house, or going to a friend's house. The kids keep on asking "is anyone coming tomorrow?" I think they too thinks it's kinda weird that we are celebrating Thanksgiving by ourselves. It's almost like we are left out.
I am sure we will be doing a lot of calling family and friends around the US to greet each and everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. But we will be eating Thanksgiving Dinner as a family, just us.
I think being by ourselves might be good thing. Maybe we really need it, and it's meant to be. We can converse as a family. We can talk about what we are thankful for. We can be at ease with ourselves. I know it may be my "introvert" self talking right now. But I am a firm believer of always looking at a positive in every situation, and interacting as a family is a good thing.
We are deep frying a turkey. We are cooking all the traditional side dishes that goes with it. Bradley is baking his famous delicious Apple Pie. And we are going to have a sit down meal together. I even bought some flowers to make our table look nice (yep that's the one on the photo above).
We are blessed in more ways than one. It is proper to take the time to reflect and be thankful for all the wonderful blessings we have. Happy Thanksgiving to all!