Our family's first German Thanksgiving, 2010
This will be my last expatriated Thanksgiving, at least for a while.
My first thanksgiving here was in 2010. Steven and I had barely started dating, and he had his family make me a Thanksgiving dinner so I'd feel at home. It was the sweetest gesture and I cried, a lot.
The second Thanksgiving was the least traditional. Newlyweds, we spent the long weekend in Montpellier France and gave thanks over delicious fondue.
This year, we're doing Thanksgiving right. There will be turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and green bean casserole. I will be the only American at the table as we enjoy this American holiday, but that's okay. Any opportunity to spend time with family (especially now as we're nearing the end of our time here) is welcome with big wide open arms.
There is so much in this world to be grateful for, and our world changes for the better the minute we remember that.