Five of us American English instructors decided to host Thanksgiving for several British, Irish, Italien, Spanish, and German assistants. It was such a fun time, but I did miss the religious observations. I was struck as we went around the room saying "what we were thankful for" that most of the people in the room had no idea to whom they were thankful, they just had vague feelings of appreciation. Sad.
But the food was so amazing! We had all of the traditional stuff: Turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, pumking pie, and mashed potatoes. We also included some French goodies. You can see on the corner of the table some croissants, and next to the turkey is a poulet roti (roasted chicken). And of course we had some nice French wine and chocolate
My contribution: Mashed Potates! They turned out really well!
I couldn't believe we had FOUR real live pumkin pies in France!
This year, I thank God for an awesome opportunity to live overseas, an amazing job and coworkers, an encouraging and open church here in Amiens, wonderful Christian family and friends back home, and all that God has done in the last year to mold me more and more into the man He wants me to be. I'm also thankful that He never changes no matter how much I have to!