November 29th, 2013 | Uncategorized
2013 Thanksgiving was my third time not being home to enjoy my family and friends. At my house on Thanksgiving we normally have a big dinner and everyone plays spades! My cousin Chad and I hardly ever lose. My favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving is the country ham and candy yams! Mmmmm just thinking about it, can’t wait until Christmas dinner.
Coming into Thanksgiving, I really had no idea what to expect because they don’t celebrate the holiday here in Ireland. I just knew that I would have class on the day and dinner with the SCL fam at Villa Italia.
It was great to have all the scholars up to Belfast, since I haven’t seen most of them since the first couple weeks we arrived here. Even though it has been a couple months our conncection was like we never missed a beat.
I would have to say the highlight of the night was the videos that each family sent! My family sent the longest video, so I had to sit through 7 minutes of them making a fool of themselves, especially my father! But it was good to know that everybody back home is thinking of me and wishing me well. I nearly shed a tear. I am truly grateful and blessed to have a great support system!
With that being said, I want to end this blog with a special thank you to everyone who made this years Thanksgiving a success and one I will never forget!