30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 23

thankfulnessToday I am thankful for my in-laws.

Tomorrow (really, that’s already today for me), we’re having a Thanksgiving feast with my husband’s family. And it really is going to be a feast; if all goes as planned, we’ll have turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, cherry pie, and my mother-in-law made a zucchini casserole, too (so France could be represented as well!). I know that is a whole lot of food for 8 people, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I couldn’t part with anything on the menu.

I’m thankful for my in-laws for so many reasons, the least of which being that they wanted to be apart of our Thanksgiving celebration and that they graciously paid for all of the food (my mother-in-law said that she’d rather pay for it than cook it haha).

But besides that, my in-laws have lovingly welcomed me into their family. And I’m not only talking about my husband’s parents, but his brothers and my sister-in-law as well. All of them have done so much in helping me adjust to living in France; there’s no way I could adequately thank them for that. I would honestly be lost and miserable if Matt and I had chosen to live in another region of France, one that was on the other side of the country where we couldn’t spend time with his family like we’re able to here.

I can’t wait to celebrate my favorite American tradition with my favorite Frenchies tomorrow, and I hope they enjoy the day as well :) Now off to bed because I have to rise bright and early to butter up the turkey!