I love fall. The beauty of leaves changing, cooler days, more tea, Thanksgiving…. all of it. Sadly it’s a season that almost doesn’t exist here… Not outside, in stores, the weather, or a special holiday spent with family.

It’s sad.

Especially since I know exactly what I am missing back in Canada. I was tempted to ignore Thanksgiving all together but was reminded that if I want my kids to grow up with such fond memories of special holidays, such as Thanksgiving, it’s up to me to make it happen.

I decided to make the best of it.

As a family we cut out leaves and wrote things we were thankful for on them.

When I stop and count my blessings I feel so grateful for all that I have. God has blessed me with so much and I am truly thankful.

Today we will celebrate, and I will cook my first Thanksgiving meal ever! I had to buy chickens. They laughed at me at the store, when I asked if they had turkey, hee hee. It won’t be the same, but it will be special.

Life is what you make is.

I choose to be thankful!

So what do you think?
  1. Next year you can buy a live one early on and fatten him up for your Thanksgiving dinner!! We had (Sobey’s) chicken too ! :) Yes, it’s good to make the effort for the kids….it was just us this year and the kids kept saying how it didn’t feel like Thanksgiving without company, but we had a cozy time around our little table and were able to talk about things we are thankful for and prayer requests… :)


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