Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. What can be better than food and football!? Along with family and naps, of course. Well, this year I got to celebrate it twice! The first round of thankfulness began with a delicious Turkey dinner (with all the fixings) with our students. I volunteered to make the pies for the event, which proved to be quite different from making pies in America. American’s have come up with a delightful little creation that has put pumpkin in a can. But, as I discovered, it is possible to make pumpkin pie from real pumpkins! (Who would have thought?) The pies turned out fantastic and not to boast, were probably the best pumpkin pies I have ever eaten…probably something to do with fresh pumpkins. It was a wonderful night of sharing American traditions with Slovenes.
The day of Thanksgiving, our team in Slovenia gathered for the annual Thanksgiving Conference. We gathered together near Bled, a beautiful place in the Slovene Alps. Once again, I got to celebrate with another amazing Thanksgiving Dinner. We enjoyed drinking a lot of coffee together (thanks Gwynne Gardner for the Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend!), a great walk to Lake Bled, and an extended time of fellowship with one another. It was hard being away from my family, but God is teaching me and showing me that I have family on this side of the world as well.
Blessings to you all during this wonderful season!
Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the people. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; speak of all His wonders. -1 Chronicles 16:8-9