Perfect Timing – After a long intense week of school, studying, and papers, last night the Maguire’s had everyone over for Thanksgiving dinner, sitting at the table surrounded by so many new friends I couldn’t help but be so thankful and feel so blessed. If I could not be with my family in the States there would be no other place that could feel like home than at the Maguire’s house last night. I just couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! Dinner was amazing and impressive considering Deirdre Brennan (and Gareth?) cooked for probably about 20+ of us. The laughter, stories, jokes, and Wii dancing filled the night. After dinner we all sat around the computer and watched videos from our loved ones at home which of course brought tears to my eyes, what a special surprise to see my whole family, even when they aren’t all together. Even Marley, my dog! It showed me how connected my two lives, both in the States and in Northern Ireland, really are. I mother has always told me to “surround yourself with people who love you,” and I felt a whole lot of love last night. What a journey this has been so far, I have so much to be thankful for and so many blessing to count, I am just happy I can say my life in Northern Ireland is one of them.
“Happiness is only real when shared.”
― Jon Krakauer
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