Today is the last of Wilson’s first holidays in America. He arrived a couple days before Christmas last year, which we ended up spending apart because he was on the road with my family and I was working at the hospital Christmas eve and Christmas day. I ended up flying to meet up with them right after Christmas for the rest of the family road trip.
This morning was spent sleeping in, eating breakfast together, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and doing some LesMills OnDemand yoga and ab workouts together. That’s pretty standard turkey day fare, right?
The main meal, made my superhostess sister Julie, was delicious. “Awesomeness” in Wilson’s words. Wanting to contribute something to Wilson’s first Thanksgiving feast here in the U.S., I made the dessert, which was just my style: sweet and simple.
We really didn’t intend to put Wilson to work on a holiday, but Christmas is his absolute favorite time of year (he’s been listening to Christmas music for weeks) and he couldn’t wait to put up the lights. His get-it-done approach and whistle-while-you-work attitude are always appreciated. Definitely something I am thankful for every day.
It doesn’t look very wintry out there, but there was a bit of a chill in the air and it felt really good to sit by the fire for a while. Days like this with my family, simple things like relaxing in front of the fireplace, holiday traditions, these are the things I will miss in Haiti. But I could not be more thankful that God has placed this calling on our hearts and arranged our lives so that our passions, our strengths, and the needs of such special children are so beautifully aligned.