In my years in the States I learned to love Thanksgiving - especially the food - but since coming back to Canada, I've somewhat reverted. So this year I sort of forgot about Thanksgiving. I have a lot on my mind, if you know what I mean.
But Thanksgiving did not forget about me.
I spent Thanksgiving saying goodbye to my friends. My amazing Toronto friends; old friends and new friends who welcomed me back 3 years ago and gave me things to look forward to when everything else had pretty much fallen apart. The best thing about these 3 years, along with spending such precious time with my Toronto family, has been having such amazing friends and having ample time to spend with them.
I know that I have new friendships to look forward to in this next stage of my journey, but leaving my closest and oldest friends is really hard. Even with knowing that those friendships aren't actually going anywhere. Even with FaceTime and Skype and Whats App and all of that. I am going to miss my friends.
The wait this summer was hard, but having extra time with these people that I love made it worth it. Many special and priceless moments that I would have missed if I had left earlier.
So Canadian Thanksgiving was filled with gratitude this year. As it should be.
Does anyone know if they have Thanksgiving in South Africa?
Either way - there is much to be grateful for ahead as well.