I spent last Thanksgiving with my family. Thankful to have extra time with the people I love the most. Frustrated with what seemed to be an endless season of waiting for what was next. Last Thanksgiving, I couldn't imagine myself ever actually being in Dublin.
I spent this Thanksgiving with a new family. Thankful to finally be surrounded by the team God drew together. Thankful to share the holiday with all the new friends we've met here, as they experienced our American holiday for the first time. This Thanksgiving, I couldn't escape the wonderful gift of God's faithful provision. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.
Another thing to be thankful for: 10 cans of pumpkin from Mooly! Plus some evaporated milk and spices (Shhhhhh... don't tell her you can find all those things here). I gave 1 can away to an American classmate at IBI. I used 1 can to make these pumpkin chocolate chip bars. (They were a big hit... I'll probably have to make them again). Now, what to make with the other 8?!?!?!?!? Oh, how I do love pumpkin!