What does Thanksgiving look like here, in Gracias, Honduras? Well, like any other day. Many people have ask us questions about Thanksgiving in Central America but since it is an American holiday, people here do not celebrate it. All day, Shannon and I would have thoughts like “ We are out paper towels but I guess the stores are closed today.” And then we would realize that the stores were not closed since we were the only ones celebrating today. It was kind of odd feeling. We did however have the traditional meal today at lunch. Shannon cooked while I painted our living room. He did a great job. His mom sent us dressing, and sweet potatoes which cannot be found here and then Shannon also bought ham to go with it. I made rolls and my parents had sent cheesecake and brownies. Yum!
Afterwards we decorated our miniature Christmas tree that I brought in a suitcase from the States last week when I went home for my Grandad’s funeral. Since our house is pretty small it fits perfect. I also brought our “special ornaments” so that the kids could feel like this is home.
Thanksgiving was a great today. I am so very thankful for many things this year, one of which is our friends and family in the States that I know keep us in their prayers. As Paul said “I thank my God every time I think of you.”