Giving Thanks

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If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope your day was full of turkey, pie, friends, and family.

Together with Christmas, this is my favorite holiday of the whole year. Not because of the abundance of food or the fact that you can take a two-hour nap and no one questions why. No. Because we pause, join together and reflect on what we have, instead of complaining about what we don’t have.

So, as I reflect on 2014, yo doy gracias por…

The birth experience of E. that proved I can do this thing called mommy hood.

Our new city and the stories we’re beginning to write with new friends.

Old friends who stick with you in spite of the distance.

Staying at home with E. to watch her gatear, sonreir, balbucear, y explorar.

Breakfasts en familia, all three of us around the table.

Team España’s visit.

Becoming closer with my cuñada even though we live thousands of miles apart.

The medley of crumbs that I daily scrape off the floor, reminding me that not everything in life is neat and orderly.

Quitting my job as a teacher to become a learner as I embark on this new adventure of bilingual parenting.

What do you give thanks for this year?

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