This week was Thanksgiving, and I must say that it has been a tough week. This is the first time that I have been away from my family for Thanksgiving. At first it wasn’t too bad being away but as the week went on, it became harder. Knowing that I was missing Thanksgiving hurt. But it was awesome to see that SCL had made a strong effort in making sure we didn’t miss out on our Thanksgiving meal. They brought all the scholars back to Belfast for a few days, and it was awesome hanging out with all of them again. We had tons of fun, and ate tons of food! What made Thanksgiving was the videos all our families sent us. Seeing my parents and my brother wishing me a happy Thanksgiving from across the “pond” made me feel at home. It was funny to watch and hear what some of the parents had done in the videos, some were so funny and a few of the videos made some scholars tear up, and you could see how much they missed being at home with their families. Guess you never fully understand what it’s like to miss Thanksgiving with your family, till you actually miss it.