Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thanksgiving 2010

Last year when Thanksgiving rolled around we had our first bout of homesickness. But good friends invited us over for thanksgiving dinner and we didn't feel so lonely any more. Well, this year we decided to pay it forward. We hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for any Dalat family that didn't have anyone to spend Thanksgiving with. One family responded. Then two. No big deal... we can fit 15 people in our house. But by the time Thanksgiving day arrived we had 45 people!

So we rented out the community center. Four huge turkeys, mounds of mashed potatos, countless desserts and YES, my famous cornbread stuffing (we had to special order corn meal) later...

What a great day. My favorite moment was with this one family who had recently arrived from Texas and they were feeling pretty lost. When the saw the cornbread stuffing their faces lit up. Food from home!  It was such a blessing to be able to do this. We said a prayer over the meal and then gave a charge to all the new people that next year they would pay it forward too.

Yes, Thanksgiving in Malaysia includes swimming!

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