During our discussion about whether we should celebrate with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, one thing that effects our decision is the fact that our kids don't eat the food very well. Our kids look American but their taste buds are very much Mexican. One of our favorite meals is beans and chorizo (Mexican sausage) and tortillas. All of them will scarf it down in no time often asking for seconds. Last year at Thanksgiving, we gave each kid a plate of turkey, potatoes and gravy, yams, green beans, stuffing, and even cranberry's (something you rarely find). Anna is the only one who finished her plate while the others asked "do we have to eat this?" We would smile and tell them "This is what everyone else on this day are eating. It's good for you to try things that you normally wouldn't eat."
Just to give you another idea of what it is like in our home, this morning Jessie mentioned that with the temperature starting to get cooler, it might be a good time for chilly and that is when Levi than yelled "yeah chilly dogs, yum!!" Then we explained to him the chilly is like a bean soup that you eat. "OH. So we can't have chilly dogs then?" What else do we expect a six-year-old missionary kid to think? This is life in a different country.
I hope you have a good day celebrating with family and friends remembering all the things we are grateful to have. My prayers is that God would reveal to you His blessings and provision in ways that you normally wouldn't think of. Be blessed on this day of Thanksgiving!