Thursday, November 23, 2017

Give Thanks

In my family (Kara), the Thanksgiving meal has a lot of must-haves. Stuffing is probably the most critical element, but you can't have stuffing without good turkey.

With all of that, you have to have gravy, which is my personal favorite. Our must-haves are so important that we once stopped a Thanksgiving meal just as we were sitting down, because I forgot to make the green bean casserole, which is my son's favorite.

Over here in Germany, today is just like any other day for obvious reasons, but living where we do, there are a lot of Americans who are celebrating this day. While the commissary is well stocked with turkeys and all the fixings for the traditional meal, Thanksgiving is not just about the meal.

Now that we live in a military community, I am far more aware of the service our men and women in uniform give to us on a daily basis. Many are here with their families, but many are without, and many are stationed in more remote areas where even communication with family is challenging. This Thanksgiving, I am especially grateful for the men and women who serve our country. 

This post has nothing to do with quilting or stitching, but just some thoughts as we sit down this year to our meal, or maybe spend time with family. As we remember the things we are thankful for, I hope that the men and women who serve our country come to mind.

May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving. We are so grateful to all of you who read our blog and support our work.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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