It's All About Family
Thanksgiving isn't really all that
important in Guatemala. Why? Because they have no clue about
pilgrims, the Mayflower, or enduring a hard winter in Massachusetts. For
this reason, the Thanksgiving climate lacks a little something.
Still, Gabby and I did our best to
ring in the Holiday appropriately. We bought a pumpkin pie from the local Mennonite
bakery. We found a can of spray whipped cream. We said our prayers
of Thanksgiving over value meal numbers 1 and 4 at McDonald's. Heck,
nothing compliments a celebration quite like a Cuarto Libre con queso (quarter-pounder
Even though we missed our families
tremendously, the best part of the holiday was spending time with our family
here. They are incredibly welcoming and kind. Thanksgiving night, we
arrived back at the house to share a dinner of chicken and rice. We topped
it off with our pumpkin pie. The family had never seen a spray bottle of
whipped cream, so we had everyone tilt their heads back and open their mouths.
We came by and sprayed an ample amount in everybody's pie-hole! A good
time was had by all.
We are truly thankful this year
for all of our friends and family back home who support us with such
sincerity. Being away from all of you has helped us realize even more how
important you are. May Go bless you all this season.