Thursday, November 26, 2009

The fourth Thursday

What? Today is a holiday?

It was a regular working day in Russia. I actually found it a bit amusing when people asked how I was celebrating Thanksgiving, since I didn't get home until 8 pm. But at the same time, it was really nice how everyone was so thoughtful.

-I had lunch with an American friend who's in town for the week
-a Canadian friend (they celebrated in October) offered to take me out for tea so I wouldn't be depressed about missing the holiday
-the orphanage staff wished me a Happy Thanksgiving and presented me with a chocolate bar
-in the evening, my parents called on the home phone for the first time in two years (we usually use other means of communication:) )

So despite being absorbed with myself and my daily life, I still had plenty of reminders.

Happy Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you...I am thankful I found your blog. I get a lot of pleasure out of the experiences and thoughts you share.

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  2. Awwww, Liz, I totally identify with you. It was so hard for me to see the pictures of my family celebrating Thanksgiving while I experienced an ever-so-normal day in Korea. It made my heart ache I missed everyone so much! I pray you are able to experience just a measure of the love and thanks that your loved ones are experiencing stateside. You are LOVED! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

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  3. it has NOT been two years! :-)

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  4. Thanks, Annie and Ruth! :)I am thankful for both of you!

    Mom, I've lived in this apartment for two years already! And you didn't know the number. But maybe you had called another time.

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