Our First Thanksgiving: Weekly Thanks

by - November 27, 2016

This year we got to spend our first thanksgiving as an official family unit, and I just got to tell you it was very different (but in a good way too). I am used to holidays with my big family, all the noise and family friends constantly going in and out. But this year, it was just myself, the hubby, our daughter and a couple of friends. Sticking with the theme of getting used to new experiences (my new normal lol) we got to cook our own complete thanksgiving meal, turkey and all and lord was it an experience.  Won’t even lie I was quite nervous to be cooking my first thanksgiving meal, because in the past it’s not really something I had been involved in. So, I let my husband know from the start that we would either be ordering our turkey or he was the one in charge of that (haha). Being our first thanksgiving together we really under estimated, and didn't start prepping till 10 am Thursday morning (yikes! we learnt our lesson on that though). So, that delayed our cooking schedule and being the worrier I am I started freaking out internally just a bit. But God was on our side and everything was ready and done with by 6pm (we initially planned for dinner at 5pm) so we weren't too much off course. And just to toot my hubby's horn the turkey was probably one of the best I have tasted, to be honest I am not a big fan of turkey to start with, so that says a lot coming from me. I am very thankful for my little family, and even though I am still getting used to my new normal and all that comes with it, I must say I am blessed and grateful for God continuing to see us through. I always feel like after thanksgiving, that marks the official start to Christmas season so, I am super excited to decorate and have another first together has a family. Hope you all had an amazing thanksgiving as well? Any fun family stories?

Thanksgiving with an African spin lol

This week was also my birthday so, that was something to be thankful for. I love that my birthday falls so close to thanksgiving, almost feels like God did that on purpose (haha). It’s funny that morning when I woke up, Facebook had notified me about one of those memories thing it has now, I love looking through those because it’s so cool to see how much I have grown over the years. But in looking back on my page and statuses it’s so funny how a few years ago, I made such a big deal of my birthday and now that I am a bit older, of course my birthday is still very special but I spend most the time leading to my birthday reflecting more on how far I have come and goals I have set that are yet to be accomplished. Does anyone else feel that way, like the older you get birthdays become more of accountability and just making sure you are not completely sucking at this life thing. And being a mother its gone from not only sucking at my own life, but also making sure I am not completely screwing up my daughter's either. My 26th year was a year of spiritual growth, I really tried to focus, and grow my relationship with God so much this year and believe that he would handle it and there were so many times where I can say if it wasn't for God I wouldn't have made it through. As I look forward into 27, I am more trusting of God because there has been quite a bit of changes in my life and there are times when I am just like I don't know how I am going to make it through but I have been through it this far and I know I am only going to making it even further. I am excited to see what this new year in my life does bring though. Who else uses their birthday has a reflection point for their life?

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