Thanksgiving will always be my favorite Holiday. However, I was very sad to realize that it is not celebrated in Nigeria. I guess I had just assumed that it was since my family has always celebrated it in the states. Nevertheless, my family had quite an interesting Thanksgiving. Through a series of random connections, we ended up celebrated thanksgiving with a handful of military men and women who were recently deployed to Nigeria for ambassador work. They’re official title is “Attache” which literally means diplomatic official. Two were from Mexico, two were from the United States, and two were from Nigeria.
It was a rather interesting evening of talking about the differences they notice from culture to culture, intensive language courses before moving, and the reassignments they get every 1 or 2 years. I talked with Alisa, our hostess, about what it is like to adapt to a completely new environment where you don’t know anyone…about how you make a place “home” when you are continually moving. I think that must be hard. I can identify with that to a certain extent.
At the end of the evening I did a 3-song concert on my Ukulele. I’ve only written 3 songs on the Uke. HAHA! Otherwise I would have performed more :) I gave the Aattaches my business card and copies of my album and got their contact information. They were pretty excited about the prospect of my coming back for a visit. I am definitely NOT opposed to that! Yes!
The evening ended with a smash (literally) as my mother accidentally dropped a bottle of wine on the floor! Glass was everywhere, but it smelled like a wine cellar. Mmmm :)
So all in all, Thanksgiving was well spent. It is and has always been my favorite holiday. There is so much to be thankful for and in my opinion it is a combination of every other holiday. It’s an occasion that can be celebrated every day and every minute of our lives.
I woke up with the Doxology in my head this morning. I’ll leave you with that:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above, you heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
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